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 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 6 4 8 9 5 6 6 6 8 9 67
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.82 7.58 7.33 7.8 7.3 7.5 6.38 6.33 6.68 6.44 7.09
Median number of years to complete the program 7.65 7.5 7.2 7 7.1 7.1 6 6 6.1 6 7
Time to Degree Ranges N % 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 0
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 2 3
Students in 6 years 0 0 0 0 2 25 3 33 0 0 1 17 5 83 4 67 4 50 5 56 24 36
Students in 7 years 2 33 2 50 3 38 3 33 3 60 3 50 0 0 2 33 1 13 4 44 23 34
Students in more than 7 years 4 67 2 50 3 38 3 33 1 20 2 33 1 17 0 0 2 25 0 0 18 27

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate NA if not applicable:

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
2018-2019 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $8,569.68 (excludes summer)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $8,569.68 (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  $3,336.96 (excludes summer)
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1,400

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 $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.

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome  Year Applied for Internship
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
N % N % N % 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 7 100 6 100 4 100
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 8 67 7 100 6 100 3 50 7 100 4 100 10 100 7 100 6 100 4 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 12 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
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 12 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 -
Students who obtained paid internships 8 67 7 100 6 100 3 50 6 86 4 100 10 100 7 100 6 100 4 100
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
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
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 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 8 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 4 50 7 78 8 100 7 88 3 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 6 86 5 100 6 100 8 100 7 88
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 4 50 2 22 0 0 1 13 3 43 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13

Licensure

Outcome
2008-2018
Total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 50
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 46
Licensure percentage 92%



Admissions Data

2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Number of applicants 166 151 219 235 221 233 225 181 247 207
Number offered admission 15 16 13 14 15 16 21 21 14 17
Number matriculated 9 8 8 7 7 5 6 8 8 7
Number of incoming students receiving an assistantship that includes a full waiver of tuition 9 8 8 7 7 5 6 8 8 7
Scores for Admitted Students
GRE Verbal
Mean 526 544 570 160 158 161 160 159 158 157
Median 520 530 560 160 158 161 161 158 157 156
Percentile 67 72 78 83 75 82 81 81 73 75
GRE Quantitative
Mean 654 675 669 154 154 156 156 156 157 158
Median 670 660 680 155 155 156 155 157 158 157
Percentile 61 65 63 71 59 63 69 62 66 68
GRE Writing
Mean 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.75 4.44 4.38 4.6
Median 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Percentile 56 59 65 65 72 73 76 74 76 80
Undergraduate GPA Mean 3.78 3.62 3.83 3.74 3.71 3.44 3.86 3.76 3.84 3.77

Recent Internship Placements

Year Site Name
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 
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

*Data updated as of 09/25/17