Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

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 9 5 6 6 6 8 9 4 2 63
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.33 7.8 7.3 7.5 6.38 6.33 6.68 6.44 5.75 7.5 6.92
Median number of years to complete the program 7.2 7 7.1 7.1 6 6 6.1 6 6 7.5 7
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % 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 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 1 25 0 0 5
Students in 6 years 2 25 3 33 0 0 1 17 5 83 4 67 4 50 5 56 3 75 0 0 43
Students in 7 years 3 38 3 33 3 60 3 50 0 0 2 33 1 13 4 44 0 0 1 50 32
Students in more than 7 years 3 38 3 33 1 20 2 33 1 17 0 0 2 25 0 0 0 0 1 50 21

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 M.A./M.S. 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
2020-2021 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state)* $8,568 (excludes summer)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state)* $8,568 (excludes summer)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") NA
University/institution fees or costs* $3,241.44 (excludes summer)
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1,400

* NIU has moved to having two types of tuition, instructional tuition and non-instructional tuition (i.e., university fees as listed on this table). 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.

This tuition waiver covers instructional tuition but does not cover non-instructional tuition (i.e., university fees). Additional estimated costs include $800 for books and supplies, $400 for conference travel, $100 for professional membership fees, and $100 for a parking pass. The estimated additional costs do not include the cost of required health insurance, which is available through the university at a cost of $1,179 per term. This insurance can be waived with proof of having an alternate health insurance policy.

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 6 100 3 50 7 100 4 100 10 100 7 100 6 100 4 100 3 100 9 100
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 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 6 100 3 50 7 100 4 100 10 100 7 100 6 100 4 100 3 100 9 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 9 -

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 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 9 -
Students who obtained paid internships 6 100 3 50 6 86 4 100 10 100 7 100 6 100 4 100 3 100 9 100
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

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) 8 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 6 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 8 100 7 88 3 43 3 43 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 1 14 3 43 4 80 6 100 8 100 7 88 7 100 5 83
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 1 13 3 43 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 1 17

Licensure

Outcome
2010-2020
Total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 57
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 53
Licensure percentage 93%



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 219 235 221 233 225 181 247 207 178 208
Number offered admission 13 14 15 16 21 21 14 12 11 17
Number matriculated 8 7 7 5 6 8 8 7 6 6
Number of incoming students receiving an assistantship that includes a full waiver of tuition 8 7 7 5 6 8 8 7 6 6

Recent Internship Placements

Year Site Name
2020-2021
  • UC Davis Medical Center - CAARE Center (Trauma-Adolescent Mental Illness Track), Sacramento, CA
  • Louise Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital (Pediatric Acute Treatment Track), Columbus, OH
  • VA Medical Center – Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mikhaella Hodges - Southwest Consortium/NMVAHCS, Albuquerque, NM
  • Saline Regional Health Center, Salina, KS
  • Rogers Behavioral Health (Anxiety Disorders Track), West Allis, WI
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (Health Psychology Track), Ann Arbor, MI
2019-2020
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • VA Black Hills Health Care System, Fort Meade, SD
2018-2019
  • Atlanta VA, Atlanta, GA
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital (Anxiety Track), West Allis, WI
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
2017-2018
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Texan Child Study Center, Austin, TX
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY
2016-2017
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
  • Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
  • Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
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
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
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
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
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

Data updated as of 9/23/20