Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Time to Completion for all students entering the program

Outcome
Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 6 4 8 9 5 6 6 44
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.82 7.58 7.33 7.8 7.3 7.5 6.38 7.41
Median number of years to complete the program 7.65 7.5 7.2 7 7.1 7.1 6 7.05
Time to Degree Ranges
N%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 1 2
Students in 6 years 0 0 0 0 2 25 3 33 0 0 1 17 5 83 11 25
Students in 7 years 2 33 2 50 2 38 3 33 3 60 3 50 0 0 16 36
Students in more than 7 years 4 67 2 50 2 38 3 33 1 20 2 33 1 17 16 36

Students who already have a masters degree in psychology may apply to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. If admitted, students are expected to take all clinical coursework at NIU, but statistics or foundation courses may transfer after review of syllabi. Students who have completed a master’s thesis based on an empirical research project will not need to complete another master’s thesis. Thus, students who enter with a MA/MS in psychology with an empirical thesis typically take one year less to complete their PhD, with an aspirational goal of five years to completion.

Program Costs 

Description
2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $8,568 (Summer excluded)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $12,136 (Summer excluded)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs  $3,279.12 (Summer excluded)
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1,800

Notes: In the last 15 years, all entering students have received a full-time (20-hours per week) graduate assistantship which provides a tuition waiver for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Additional estimated costs include $1,041 for student medical insurance (which can be waived) and an estimated $756 for books. Seewww.niu.edu/bursar/tuition/graduate.shtml for more specific information.

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome 
Year Applied for Internship
2008-   2009
2009-   2010
2010-   2011
2011-   2012
2012-   2013
2013-   2014
2014-   2015
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 8 67 7 100 6 100 3 50 7 100 4 100 10 100
Students who obtained APPIC member 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 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) 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 8 67 7 100 6 100 3 50 7 100 4 100 10 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 12 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

 
Outcome
Year Applied for Internship
2008-   2009
2009-   2010
2010-   2011
2011-   2012
2012-   2013
2013-   2014
2014-   2015
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 12 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 -
Students who obtained paid internships 8 67 7 100 6 100 3 50 6 86 4 100 10 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from “Internship Placement – Table 1"

Attrition

Variable
Year of First Enrollment
2008-      2009
2009-      2010
2010-      2011
2011-      2012
2012-      2013
2013-      2014
2014-      2015
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 8 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 5 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 2 25 4 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 2 25 3 33 8 100 8 100 6 86 7 100 5 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 4 50 2 22 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome
2005 - 2015
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 45
Licensure percentage 88%

Student Characteristics

Students currently in the clinical curricular area of study are distributed as follows:

  • Male: 11%
  • Female: 89%   
  • Minority: 16%
  • The average age of students when entering the program: 24.41
  • Age range of students upon entering the program: 20 - 44

Admissions Data

 

Application Cycle Year
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Number of applicants 166 151 219 235 221 233 225
Number offered admission 15 16 13 14 15 16 21
Number matriculated 9 8 8 7 7 5 6
Number of incoming student receiving an assistantship that includes a full waiver of tuition 9 8 8 7 7 5 6
Scores for Admitted Students
GRE Verbal
Mean 526 544 570 160 158 162 160
Median 520 530 560 160 157 161 161
GRE Quantitative
Mean 654 675 669 156 154 156 156
Median 670 660 680 156 155 156 155
GRE Writing
Mean 4.64 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.71 4.5 4.75
Median 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Undergraduate GPA Mean 3.78 3.62 3.83 3.74 3.71 3.44 3.86

Sites for the Last Seven Internship Cohorts


Year

Site Name

2009-2010
  • Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Massachusetts-Worcester, Worcester, MA
  • University of Michigan/Human Adjustment, Ann Arbor, MI
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-2011
  • Florida State University: Louise R. Goldhagen Regional Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium, Columbia, MO
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Department of Psychology, Columbus, OH
  • Pacific Clinics, Pacific Clinics Institute: Psychology Internship Program, Pasadena, CA
  • VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • VA Medical Center, Mental Health Service, Lexington, KY
  • VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Psychology Service (116B), Minneapolis, MN
2011-2012
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • VA Medical Center, Salem, Salem, VA
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Juvenile Research (M/C 747), Chicago, IL 
  • University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mental Health Service, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 
2012-2013
  • Institute for Human Adjustment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI
  • University of Mississippi Medical School/VA Jackson, Jackson, MS
2013-2014
  • Central Arkansas VA, Little Rock, AR
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (VA), North Chicago, IL
  • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (Waco campus), TX
  • Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System, Tuskegee, AL
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham
  • Jewish Child and Family Services, Northbrook, IL
2014-2015
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Minnesota Medical School (Pediatric/Neuropsychology Track), Minneapolis, MN
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2015-2016
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital (Anxiety Track), West Allis, WI
  • Federal Medical Center - Carwell, Ft. Worth, TX
  • UCSD - Consortium/VA, San Diego CA
  • St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium, St. Louise, MO
  • University of Massachusetts - Worcester, Worcester, MA
  • VA Medical Center - Durham, Durham, NC
  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System - Reno, NV
  • University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainsville, FL
  • VA Puget Sound, American Lake, Tacoma, WA
  • University of Michigan/Rackham Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

*Data updated as of 08/15/15