Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

The following information is provided to facilitate informed decision-making.

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Time to Completion

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
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 16 8 9 9 10 12 12 9 8 13 106
Mean number of years to complete the program 4.91 4.78 4.96 4.98 5 5.41 4.75 4.89 4.78 5.2 4.5
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 6 38 3 38 3 33 3 33 4 40 2 17 5 42 2 22 3 38 4 31 37 35
Students in 5 years 8 50 5 63 5 56 4 44 3 30 5 42 4 33 4 44 3 38 4 31 45 42
Students in 6 years 2 13 0 0 1 11 2 22 3 30 4 33 3 25 3 33 2 25 3 23 23 22
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 3 3
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

For the past ten years, the average time to completion for our program is 5 years. When students enter with a master’s degree, the average time to completion is 4 years.

For more information on program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, please check the following link:

http://gse.buffalo.edu/programs/cpsp/coursework

Program Costs

Description 2016-2017 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $0*
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $2500
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $750

For the past ten years, the vast majority of students who have sought funding (e.g., graduate assistantship, research assistantship, and minority fellowship) have received a tuition waiver and a yearly stipend ($9,000 - $15,000) for the first two years of study. During advanced study (3rd and 4th years of program), students are funded through a variety of sources including university research assistantships, department and graduate school teaching/research/service assistantships, minority fellowships, and part-time positions with research agencies or treatment programs. As a result, most students receive funding throughout their four years of study. This, however, is not guaranteed. Finally, students are responsible for paying their own university fees (approximately $2500 per year).

* Tuition waivers for out of state students only cover in-state tuition costs for the first semester. After that first semester, students are considered in-state and tuition waivers cover 100% of tuition.

Internship Placement Table 1

Internship Placement – Table 1
Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2090
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6 55 3 43 6 50 5 56 7 58 8 67 9 75 7 64 4 50 4 50
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 2 18 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) 4 36 3 43 5 42 4 44 2 17 1 8 1 8 1 9 3 38 3 38
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 1 9 1 14 1 8 0 0 1 8 2 17 1 8 1 9 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internships 11 100 7 100 12 100 9 100 10 83 11 92 11 92 11 100 7 88 7 88
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 11 - 7 - 12 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 -

Internship Placement Table 2

Internship Placement – Table 2
Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
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 11 - 7 - 12 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 -
Students who obtained paid internships 11 100 7 100 12 100 9 69 9 75 10 83 9 75 10 91 7 88 7 88
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
* Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from "Internship Placement – Table 1".

For the past ten years:

  • Eighty-eight percent of students who sought an APA accredited internship matched.
  • As a combined program, we have both counseling psychology and school psychology seeking internships with different goals and opportunities. Given the limited number of school-based internships that are APA accredited, 21 school psychology students chose to complete internships meeting the Council of Directors of School Psychology Program (CDSPP) standards. These sites included school settings, hospital based programs, child/adolescent day treatment programs, or child/family treatment centers affiliated with the University at Buffalo.

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 13 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 8 - 10 - 9 - 11 - 9 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 12 92 11 100 5 50 3 30 6 60 7 88 3 30 1 11 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 3 30 7 70 1 10 1 13 7 70 8 89 10 91 9 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 1 8 0 0 2 20 0 0 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0

Over the past seven years, 5 students did not complete the program. One was terminated from the program because of lack of academic progress, two elected to transfer to other programs, and two resigned because of medical or personal reasons. All enrolled students have graduated from the program within seven years

Licensure

Outcome 2006-2016
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 95
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 73
Licensure percentage 77%

Fifteen recent graduates are finalizing the requirements for licensure (e.g., post-doc hours, EPPP exam) and will be applying within the next year. This will then result in 74% of the graduates in the last 10 years being licensed.