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The following data is provided to give interested students and others with information that will help them make informed decisions about the 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).

  • Time to Degree Completion - for students in last 7 yrs
  • 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
  • Internship Placement - in accredited and other internships over last 7 yrs; we also include a list of recent internship sites
  • Attrition - attrition and enrollment status of students over past 7 yrs
  • Licensure Status - of graduates 2 to 10 years post-graduation
  • Admissions Data - admissions numbers over the last 10 years

Time to Completion for All Students Entering the Program

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 8 7 5 6 6 6 6 7 4 5 60
Mean number of years to complete the program 6.08 6.9 6.46 8.11 6.4 5.83 6.46 6.6 5.75 5.6 6.42
Median number of years to complete the program 6 5.33 5 6.16 6.8 6 6 6 6 6 6.43
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 13 0 0 1 20 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Students in 5 years 2 25 3 43 2 40 1 17 0 0 2 33 2 33 3 43 1 25 2 40 18 30
Students in 6 years 4 50 2 29 0 0 2 33 0 0 3 50 3 50 3 43 3 75 3 60 23 38
Students in 7 years 1 13 0 0 0 0 1 17 5 83 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 13
Students in more than 7 years 1 13 2 29 2 40 2 33 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 14 0 0 0 0 9 15

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 2020-2021 1st-year
Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state per academic year) $4,284
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state per academic year) $5,093
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") NA
University/institution fees or costs $1,308.00
Additional estimated costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $600

Note: Amounts are annual costs based on 12 credits per semester for two semesters. Students receive a partial tuition waiver and a research or teaching assistantship. Historically, we have been able to provide assistantships for 100% of students entering the program. Off campus housing is typically about $14,000 per year.

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 4 100 6 100 5 83 4 67 7 88 5 100 5 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 4 100 6 100 5 83 4 67 8 100 5 100 5 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 -
Students who obtained paid internships 0 0 0 0 5 83 4 67 8 100 5 100 5 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 7 - 7 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 7 - 6 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 7 100 5 71 5 83 5 71 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 4 67 6 100 6 100 4 80 7 100 6 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 1 14 1 17 2 29 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2010-2020
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 51
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 43
Licensure percentage 84%

Admissions Data

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of applicants 108 98 99 84 80 73 68 66 57
Number offered admission 9 9 6 11 8 12 8 6 10
Number matriculated 6 7 6 6 6 4 7 6 6
Number with funding 6 7 6 6 6 4 7 6 6