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Clinical Psychology @ City College

Time to Degree Completion for Students Entering the Program, Internship Placement, and Other Data

Time to Degree Completion for Students Entering the Program


Incoming students are now able to complete their coursework in three, rather than four years. This allows students to concentrate on their dissertations in the fourth year. Students are expected to select dissertation mentors by the end of their third year, and must have an approved dissertation proposal prior to applying for internship.

Please see the following tables for detailed information about time to completion, program costs, internship match rates, and program attrition.

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

14

6

8

14

13

16

16

87

Mean number of years to complete the program

8.0

7.7

9.0

8.3

10.1

7.9

7.6

8.3

Median number of years to complete the program

8.0

7.5

8.5

7.0

10.0

8.0

7.0

8.0

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

1

7

0

0

2

13

0

0

3

3

Students in 6 years

2

14

0

0

0

0

3

21

2

15

4

25

6

38

17

20

Students in 7 years

4

29

3

50

1

13

5

36

2

15

1

6

5

31

21

24

Students in more than 7 years

8

57

3

50

7

88

5

36

9

69

9

56

5

31

46

53

Also, policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion, are described below.

The only credits that are transferable to our Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology are graduate-level classes (either Master's or PhD-level). The maximum number of graduate credits that can be transferred is 15; transfer credits are always at the discretion of the Program Director. With the exception of statistics or other basic courses in nonclinical disciplines of psychology (e.g., social psychology), accepted transfer credits rarely substitute for the required courses in the Program. Students entering with transfer credits have not been found to complete the PhD any sooner than those without transfer credits.

 

The Program Costs

CUNY is financed by New York State and, thus, there is an in-state and out-of-state residence tuition structure. An in-state, first-year student in 2013-2014 pays $8,200 for the entire academic year. An out-of-state resident pays $23,850. There is an application process by which an out-of-state resident can apply for reclassification as an in-state student. Details on that process are available here at the Graduate Center’s tuition rates page.

For current, detailed, comprehensive information about financing your studies, please visit The Graduate Center's "Tuition and Fees" webpage by clicking here.

Financial aid for doctoral matriculants consists of fellowships, grants, assistantships, loans, and City College work-study assignments. Special fellowships for minority students are also available.  

Financial aid varies from year to year, but typically a range of fellowship support is available to students during their years in residence, and at least half the students in the Program are receiving funding of some type.  All awards are made on the basis of need and merit. Detailed information on a range of fellowships is available here.

Requests for applications and any additional information (e.g. financial aid) should be addressed to:  

Office of Admissions
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
admissions@gc.cuny.edu

Description
2014-2015 1st-year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state)

$8,630

Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state)

$11,690

Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable)

N/A

University/institution fees or costs

$364.40

Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)

$25,046

Internships

A year-long Internship in Clinical Psychology is required for the doctorate. The Doctoral Program has an excellent internship record (see following Tables):

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

13

100

10

100

11

92

14

70

8

80

5

56

13

77

Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA accredited

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

20

2

22

0

0

Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited

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 

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 

0

0

0

0

1

8

4

20

0

0

1

11

2

12

Students who obtained any internship

13

100

10

100

12

100

18

90

10

100

8

89

15

88

Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process

13

-

10

-

12

-

20

-

10

-

9

-

17

-

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

N

N

%

N

 %

N

%

N

 %

Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process

13

-

10

-

12

-

20

-

10

-

9

-

17

-

Students who obtained paid internships

13

100

10

100

12

100

18

90

10

100

7

78

13

77

Students who obtained half-time internships

0

0

0

0

1

8

1

5

0

0

1

11

1

6

To learn more about our current class of interns, click here.

Attrition

Attrition is low, as the following table indicates:

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)

12

-

12

-

12

-

12

-

12

-

13

-

11

-

Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts

8

67

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students still enrolled in program

4

33

12

100

11

92

12

100

11

92

13

100

11

100

Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree

0

0

0

0

1

8

0

0

1

8

0

0

0

0

Licensure

Outcome
2004 to 2012

Total number of program graduates (doctoral degree conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago

100

The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years

91

Licensure percentage

91

For more information about accreditation, please contact the:

American Psychological Association's Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Website: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/