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Applicant Data

Year in Which Students Were Admitted 2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
Total number of applicants 296 360 408 415 358 361 360 269 325
Number offered admission 8 9 7 10 7 13 9 8 7
Actual size of incoming class 5 6 6 6 5 10 8 6 4
Number of students receiving financial support 5 6 6 6 5 10 8 6 4

GRE Average Scores

Year in Which Students Were Admitted 2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
Verbal 161 166 164 162 162 161 163 160.4 N/A*
Quantitative 156 160 157 157 156 161 160 155.6 N/A*

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UT removed the GRE requirement for admission. This change has been approved by the graduate school for admission cycles for Fall'21 and Fall'22. After that, the requirement will be revisited.


Time to Completion for All Students Entering the Program

Outcome Year in Which Degrees Were Conferred
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 5 3 4 2 5 4 9 5 5
Mean number of years to complete the program 6.8 6 6.2 6 6.2 5.8 6.2 6 6
Median number of years to complete the program 7.5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Time-to-Degree Ranges 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
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 1 11 0 0 0 0
Students in 6 years 3 60 3 100 3 75 2 100 4 80 3 75 5 56 5 83 5 83
Students in 7 years 1 20 0 0 1 25 0 0 1 20 0 0 3 33 0 0 0 0
Students in more than 7 years 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Program Costs

Description 2020–2021 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in state) $4,464
Tuition for full-time students (out of state) $8,847
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students NA
University/Institution fees or costs $0
Additional estimated fees or costs to students $250/$750**
** Our students report spending in the neighborhood of $150 per semester on texts and another $500 on those occasions when they travel to attend conferences. Conferences do not occur every semester (and many students receive funding support to attend them, in amounts that vary).

Presentations and Publications

Academic Year
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
Percentage of students presenting papers/posters 78 81 87 94 83 74 74 71 52
Percentage of students with professional publications 65 59 77 78 77 69 62 66 56

 


Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
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 %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships ** 3 100 4 100 2 100 6 100 5 100 8 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA accredited 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 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 3 100 4 100 2 100 6 100 5 100 8 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 3 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 5 - 6 - 6 -
** Our doctoral students apply only to paid, APA-accredited internships, and have a high success rate in being accepted (100% over the past 7 years).

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
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 %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 3 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 5 - 6 - 6 -
Students who obtained paid internships 3 100 4 100 2 100 6 100 5 100 8 100 5 100 6 100 6 100
Students who obtained half-time internships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attrition

Variable Year in Which Students Were Admitted
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 %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e., new students) 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 4 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 6 100 6 100 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 - 4 -
Students still enrolled in the program 0 0 0 0 5 83 6 100 4 80 10 100 8 100 5 - 4 -
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensure**

Outcome 2010–2017
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 31
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed psychologists in time period 25
Licensure percentage 81%
** As a clinical science program, a significant number of our graduates choose academic and research careers, for which a license to practice is not explicitly germane to their work. Nevertheless, as indicated in this table, of the 35 students graduating from this program in 2009 through 2016, 28 had taken the licensure exam (as of September 2018) and passed it successfully. 

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