Clinical

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Applicant Data Since 2006


Year

Number of Applicants in Clinical and Personality

Number Offered Admission

Size of Incoming Class

Incoming Students Receiving Financial Support (Tuition plus a Stipend)

2006

130

6

3

3 (100%)

2007

104

4

3

3 (100%)

2008

106

4

1

1 (100%)

2009

92

4

3

3 (100%)

2010

136

3

2

2 (100%)

2011

103

3

3

3 (100%)

2012

160

6

2

2 (100%)

Applicants Accepted for Admission Since 2006

GRE - Quantitative

GRE - Verbal

GRE – Analytic (Written)

Undergraduate GPA

Average

747

691

5.13

3.80

Median

750

705

5

3.80

Standard Deviation

 51.82

 65.34

 0.64

 0.18

Time To Completion

We left off the columns for specific years blank as some years we had a single graduate so providing that information would have been a violation of FERPA laws.

Students admitted with prior graduate coursework in psychology will need to negotiate credits by providing evidence that the coursework essentially fulfilled our requirements. This negotiation is ad hoc with the clinical training faculty, who have the final say.

Funding

The tuition costs represent what students would have to be pay if they were admitted without funding. This never happens, however. We do not admit a student unless we can commit to full funding (including tuition and stipend) for five academic years, including summer stipend for four years. Support comes from university fellowships and teaching assistantships, national research fellowships, and faculty grants. Continuation of support from year to year requires that a student be in good academic standing.

Find more information on costs on the website of The Graduate School.

Attrition

 

Internships

*Cells only include students who applied for internships and are included in applied cell count from "Internship Placement- Table 1"

Licensure

As this table shows, though 25% of our graduates from these 10 years have not yet not applied for licensure, 100% of those who applied for licensure were successful in obtaining licensure. In addition, for the period from 1997 to 2006, our graduates had the 13th highest average score (167.2, sd = 9.3) of all doctoral programs on the national standardized licensing exam - the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (http://www.socialpsychology.org/clinrank.htm, www.asppb.net/files/public/2006_EPPP_Performance_complete.pdf).

Scientific Research

Our faculty are recruited to be international leaders in their research areas. (Chances are, if you are considering applying to our graduate program, you know this.) Furthermore, we also recruit faculty who will be excellent and enthusiastic mentors to students. We encourage prospective graduate students who have been invited for interviews to closely question our current graduate students about their training. (Unfortunately, we cannot generally meet with prospective students before they have been invited for interviews.) We are confident that we provide excellent research training.

The predominant goal of the clinical program is to train graduate students who will produce important scientific research relevant to clinical psychology, broadly construed. To be important, research must be rigorous, thoughtful, and informed by current research. Thus, our training is focused on these goals. Contents-focused courses, including psychopathology and psychotherapy, focus on the most important and current research paradigms. (We should note that we do not prefer research paradigms just because they are current, and some very important paradigms that are taught are relatively old.) Methods-focused courses, especially statistics, teach students the necessary tools to plan studies and analyze their results.

Our goal for graduate students Is that they will ultimately have jobs emphasizing research and teaching, and to a large extent we succeed. But we are also proud of our graduates who have predominately clinical jobs. Providing clinical services in a rigorous, empirically supported, and effective manner is very important. 

In the table below we have listed the current positions of all our program graduates starting in 2000, omitting names for the sake of privacy. 

 

Graduated Current position Current employer
2000 Clinical Psychologist Private Practice, Palo Alto, California
2000 Clinical Assistant Professor Kansas University Medical Center
2001 Associate Professor Bar-Ilan University (Israel), Department of Psychology
2001 Clinical Psychologist; Lecturer Private practice; Penn State University, Department of Psychology, State College, Pennsylvania
2001 Professor Rush Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
2001 Sleep Disorders Specialist and Consultant The Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, Baltimore Maryland
2002 Professor Rush Medical College, Department of Psychiatry *
2003 Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine
2003 Associate Professor Hebrew University (Israel), Department of Psychology
2003 Associate Professor Queens University, Canada, Department of Psychology
2004 Associate Professor Florida State University, Department of Psychology *
2006 Associate Professor University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology
2006 Clinical Psychologist Manchester VA Medical Center
2007 Clinical Psychologist Hines VA Hospital
2007 Clinical Education and Resources Coordinator MST Team, National Center for PTSD
2008 Clinical Psychologist Private Practice, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Associate Professor Olin College of Engineering, Department of Psychology
2009 Clinical Psychologist Private Practice, Nashville, Tennessee
2010 Assistant Professor Departments of Medical Social Sciences and Neurology, Northwestern University
2011 Core Faculty of Psychology Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago
2011 Assistant Professor University of Toronto, Scarborough, Department of Psychology
2012 Clinical Psychologist Kaiser Permanente
2012 Postdoctoral fellow University of Minnesota
2013 Clinical Psychologist The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
2013 Assistant Professor University of North Carolina, Asheville
2013 Clinical Psychologist DBT Center, Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle
2013 Postdoctoral Research Scientist Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2014 Postdoctoral fellow Case Western University *
2015 Director of Research Eating Recovery Center
2015 Postdoctoral fellow VA Palo Alto Health Care System
2016 Postdoctoral fellow University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health and Department of Psychiatry
2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2016 Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Resident Kaiser Permanente

*These individuals completed the clinical psychology program successfully but elected not to complete a clinical psychology internship.

Note that Postdoctoral fellows are commonly taken before academic positions.