Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data

Admissions and Student Selection

Applicants should also review Psychology's Admissions and Aid page and the Office of Admissions website.

Note: The data in the tables below are also available as a PDF: Clinical Pscyhology @ Queens College data.

Application

  • There is a single application form for admission to the all programs of the Graduate Center at CUNY.

  • The application can be found at the Graduate Center website: click here. This application also includes supplemental application materials for International Students and Financial Aid.

  • On page 2 of the application, applicants should select one Doctoral Program: “Clinical Psychology at Queens College”. Students are not permitted to apply to more than one program within the CUNY Psychology doctoral programs. 

  • The program is open to full-time students only. Students cannot attend on a part-time basis.

  • Admission is for the fall semester only.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree and should have completed at least 15 credits in undergraduate psychology courses, including one laboratory course in experimental psychology and one course in statistics.

  • Students are required to submit GRE General Test scores and scores from the GRE Subject Test in Psychology.  Other questions regarding admission to the CUNY Psychology doctoral Program can be found here.
  • Instructions for applying can be found here. 

Selection

  • The application deadline is typically around December 1.  The precise deadline for this year can be found here.

  • Following review by the admissions committee, a select number of applicants are invited to the Queens College campus for an interview. In-person or phone/Skype interviews are required for students applying to the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Queens College.

  • The Program receives approximately 70 applications from which approximately six students are admitted.

  • The average GPA for students enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Queens College during 2008-2013 was 3.59. Based on the pre-2011 scoring, the average GRE score during that period was 1280 (verbal GRE=602; quantitative GRE score=678).

Time to Completion

 

Time to Completion for all students entering the program
Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 3 8 11 7 4 5 6 5 9 3 61
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.65 7.76 7.27 6.7 6.75 6.81 7.15 6.4 6.88 7.66 7.1
Median number of years to complete the program 7.65 7.94 7.05 7 7 7.08 7.1 6 7 6 7.03
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Students in 5 years 0 0 1 13 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
Students in 6 years 0 0 1 13 3 27 3 43 1 25 1 20 2 33 3 60 3 33 1 33 18 30
Students in 7 years 2 67 1 13 2 18 4 57 3 75 4 80 3 50 2 40 4 44 1 33 26 43
Students in more than 7 years 1 33 4 50 4 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 2 22 1 33 13 21
  • See "Transfer Credits" below and the Graduate Center's Admissions FAQ page for information about Time to Completion

Tuition and Financial Aid

Review tuition and financial aid information on the following pages: 

Program Costs

Description 2021-2022 1st-year
Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $965
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") NA
University/institution fees or costs  $182
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $500

Transfer Credits

When deemed appropriate, based upon a review of the course curricula and requirements, students are allowed to transfer-in a maximum of 30 credits from another graduate program, although it is rare that more than two or three courses are eligible for transfer. 

The decision as to how many graduate credits may be transferred from coursework completed prior to admission to the Program is made by the Director of Clinical Training along with the instructor of the specific course, subject to approval by The Graduate Center.  The policy governing this decision is that, in general, courses taken elsewhere, with a grade of B- or better, that are judged to be equivalent in content and quality to specific courses offered in the Program are given credit, and the student is not permitted to take these specific courses for credit at CUNY.

Students will not be allowed to transfer credits for Core Clinical courses from other institutions; 77100 (Ethics and Legal Issues for Psychologists), 75500 (Psychopathology), 76601 (Psychodiagnostics I:  Intelligence Testing), 78703 (Systems of Psychotherapy I), 76701 (Psychodiagnostics II:  Personality Assessment); 84400 (Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology), 82908 (Systems of Psychotherapy II), 85400 (Professional Issues in Psychology), 76101 (Neuropsychological Assessment), 83908 (Advanced Seminar in Psychotherapy), and 85408 (Supervision & Consultation); as it is critical for students to be trained according to the Program model and training philosophy, which includes the requirement that students receive training in a sequential, programmatic manner.* Even with maximal transfer credits, students will not be able to complete the program in under 5 years.

Additional Data

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?
 
_____ Yes

__X__ No

Internship Placement

A year-long internship in Clinical Psychology is required for the doctorate.  Below are data reflecting our student’s success rates in obtaining internships over the past six years.

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 4 57 4 67 3 75 4 67 4 67 5 71 11 92 2 100 6 86 7 88
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 0 1 17 1 14 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) 3 43 2 33 0 0 1 17 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 7 100 6 100 4 100 5 83 6 100 6 86 11 92 2 100 6 86 7 88
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 7 - 6 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 12 - 2 - 7 - 8 -


Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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 7 - 6 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 12 - 2 - 7 - 8 -
Students who obtained paid internships 7 100 5 83 4 100 4 67 4 67 6 86 11 92 2 100 6 86 7 88
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 1 17 0 0 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

As can be seen in the table below, attrition from the program is quite modest.

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 6 75 7 100 4 67 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 2 25 0 0 1 17 3 60 4 80 6 100 6 100 7 100 7 100 7 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 20 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensing

Licensure

Outcome 2011-2021
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 59
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 52
Licensure percentage 88%