College of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes & Other Data

The following data is provided to give interested students and others with information that will help them make informed decisions about the USD Clinical Psychology Program.  The below tables include information required by our accrediting body (APA Commission on Accreditation) and information recommended by the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).

  1. Time to Degree Completion - for students in last 7 yrs
  2. Program Costs - tuition, fees, and other costs for the current academic year; we also include expanded data to reflect waivers/subsidies, international student fees, & final costs to students
  3. Internship Placement - in accredited and other internships over last 7 yrs; we also include a list of recent internship sites
  4. Attrition - attrition and enrollment status of students over past 7 yrs
  5. Licensure Status - of graduates 2 to 10 years post-graduation
  6. Admissions Data - information on applicants and incoming class

Time to Completion for All Students Entering the Program

Outcome
Year in which Degrees were Conferred
 
2007
2008
2008
2009

2009
2010

2010
2011

2011
2012

2012
2013
2013
2014

Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript
9 9 8 8 7 5 6 52
Mean number of years to complete the program
6.3 5.9 5.96 6.8 6.7 6.3 8.1* 6.6
Median number of years to complete the program
6 5.3 5.5 6 5.3 5 6 5.6
Time to Degree Ranges
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years
0 0 0 0 1 13 1 13 0 0 1 20 0 0 3 6
Students in 5 years
4 44 3 33 3 38 2 25 4 57
2 40
1 17 19
37
Students in 6 years
3 33 5 56 3 38 4 50 1 14
0 0
3 50 19 37
Students in 7 years
0 0 1 11 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Students in more than 7 years
2 22 0 0 0 0 1 13 2 29 2 40 2 33 9 17

* The elevated average time to completion in this year was due to two students with extended time in the program. Removing these students' time to completion from the analysis results in a mean of 5.7 years. The median remains the same.

For additional information regarding credit for prior graduate work and expectations regarding time to completion, please refer to the USD Clinical Psychology Program Graduate Handbook.

Program Costs

Description 2014-2015 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $210.40/credit hour
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state; international) $445.30/credit hour
Tuition for full-time students (all residency statuses; graduate assistantship) $70.15 a /credit hour
Tuition per credit hours for part-time students
NA 
University/institution fees or costs (per credit hour)  University support fee $90.30
General activity fee $38.30 
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES FOR 2014-2015 1st YEAR COHORT
Tuition: 12 credits/semester @$70.15 x 2 semesters* $1,683.60  
Fees: 12 credits/semester @ $128.60 x 2 semesters $3.086.40 
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, meals, transportation, personal expenses, etc.) $13,213.00 b 
Total $17,973.00 
a All students admitted to the clinical program are offered a graduate assistantship that qualifies them for the tuition reduction to one-third of the in-state/resident costs

b Based on costs for a single student, 9 months, average for Vermillion

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome
 
Year Applied for Internship
 
2007
2008
2008
2009
2009
2010
2010
2011
2011
2012
2012
2013
2013
2014
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6 67 8 80 9 82 8 89 4 100 4 67 5 83
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited
3 33 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained  internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship
9 100 9 90 9 82 8 89 4 100 5 83 5 83
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process
9 - 10 - 11 - 9 - 4 - 6 - 6 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship 
2007

2008

2008

2009

2009

2010

2010

2011

2011

2012

2012

2013

2013

2014

N %  %  N  %  %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process  9 - 10 - 11 - 9 - 4 - 6 - 6 -
Students who obtained paid internships  9 100 9 90 9 82 8 89 4 100 5 83 5 83
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable)  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: All students who obtained internships, obtained full-time, paid internships at either APA or APPIC sites.

Attrition

 
Variable

Year of First Enrollment
 
2007
2008
2008
2009
2009
2010
2010
2011
2011
2012
2012
2013
2013
2014
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 6 - 7 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 7 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 5 83 5 71 2 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 2 29 3 50 7 100 7 100 5 83 7 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree
1 17 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 100 1 17 0 0

 

Licensure

Outcome

2004-2014 a

The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 69
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 55 b
Licensure percentage 81%

a December 2004 - May 2014
b Of the 14 unlicensed graduates, 11 (79%) plan to pursue licensure when they are eligible to do so,   3 (21%) are either employed in settings that do not require licensure (e.g., academic or research centers) or have otherwise chosen not to pursue licensure.

Admissions Data

Year of Entry

2008
2009

2009
2010

2010
2011

2011
2012

2012
2013

2013
2014

2014
2015

Number of Applicants (year of entry) 69 47 67 76 108 98 99
Number Offered Admission 9 6 12 13 9 9 6
Size of Incoming Class 7 6 7 7 6 7 6
Scores for Incoming Class 
GRE-Verbal     "new"  
Average Score 513527543527153159156
Median Score 550550570520154159156
GRE-Quantitative        
Average Score 603583679630147151153
Median Score 590530570610151150151
GPA        
Undergraduate (average) 3.493.73.713.673.573.663.67
Number of Incoming Students Receiving Graduate Assistantships (and tuition reduction to 1/3 in-state)

7
100%

6
100%

7
100%

7
100%

6
100%

7
100%

6
100%

Note: From 2012-2013 forward, GRE scores under the "old" scoring format are changed into the "new"/current scoring format for purposes of this table.