This Page includes information required by the Commission on Accreditation (COA)* as well as information our program feels would be helpful to prospective applicants. Data required by COA are denoted with a § symbol.

Admissions Data

  Year in which Students were Admitted   
  Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Number of applicants 375 351 427 423 476 328 427 391 395 399
Number offered admission 17 16 16 15 15 14 15 16 22 18
Number matriculated 15 14 15 10 12 12 10 8 12 12
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SCORES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS        
GRE Verbal                    
  Mean 619 644 630 608 675 162 161 163 161 162
  Median 640 625 640 600 685 162 162 163 161 162
GRE Verbal Percentile                    
  Mean 85 90 89 86 93 87 87 91 85 89
  Median 91 90 92 86 96 89 89 92 87 90
GRE Quantitative                    
  Mean 712 722 713 730 733 157 159 161 157 162
  Median 700 740 700 735 740 156 159 161 157 162
GRE Quantitative Percentile                    
  Mean 74 77 74 77 76 69 73 79 69 80
  Median 72 81 72 77 80 65 74 81 68 82
GRE Subject                    
  Mean  715  717  695  733  748 734 742 743 713 748
  Median  710  705  710  735  740 740 745 745 720 750
GRE Subject Percentile                    
  Mean 85 85 77 86 90 85 87 87 79 89
  Median 83 84 84 89 90 88 90 90 83 91
Undergraduate GPA                    
  Mean 3.59 3.70 3.64 3.60 3.75 3.47 3.72 3.79 3.72 3.74

 

Basic Cost Data – 2017-2018

Program Costs §
Description 2017-2018 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 enter amount; if not applicable enter “NA”) NA
University/institution fees or costs $0
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) SDSU: $5,484 / UC San Diego: $6,424

 

Expanded Cost Data – 2017-2018

Tuition/Fees
Description 2017-2018 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state)  SDSU: $7,176 / UC San Diego: $12,630 *
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) SDSU: $14,304 / UC San Diego: $27,732 *
University/institution fees or costs SDSU: $1,718 / UC San Diego: $4,389 *

* costs paid by the program

All eligible students must establish CA residency during their first year. Failure to do so will result in the student being responsible for all OUT-OF-STATE ADDITIONAL tuition/fee costs

Application Costs
Description  
Application fee $55

 

Stipend/Financial Aid/Insurance
Description  
Stipend Stipend: Minimum of $20,000 yearly (guaranteed first 4 years)
Loans/Grants

Graduate student loans are available to students who are US citizens through the SDSU Financial Aid Office. Graduate grants, fellowships, and scholarships are also available through such sources as APA, APS, NIH, NSF, and others. Minority students often have special funding sources available to them.

Students interested in financial aid should submit an application to the Financial Aid Office by May of the year in which they wish to obtain funding.

Health Insurance Those students whose tuition is paid at SDSU will be provided major medical healthcare coverage paid for by their mentor. Those whose tuition is paid at UC San Diego will receive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through UC San Diego.

 

Internship Placement

Internship Placement – Table 1 §
 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 obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 12  100 15  94 12 100 10 100 11 92 14 100 12 100 12 100 10 100 10  100
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 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
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
Students who obtained other internships 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
Students who obtained any internship  12 100  15 94 12 100  10 100 11  92   14 100  12 100 12  100 10 100 10  100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process  12 16  12  –  10  –   12 –  14  –   12 –  12  12  –  10
 
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  12  16 12 10 12 14 12 12  – 10 10 
Students who obtained paid internships  12 100 15  94 12 100 10 100 11 92 14 100 12 100 12 100 10 100 10  100
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

 *Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from “Internship Placement – Table 1”

 
Time to Completion for all Students entering the Program §*

*The elevated time to completion in this year due to one student with a serious medical condition. Removing that student’s time to completion from the analysis results in a mean of 6.0 years.

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate NA if not applicable:

 

N/A; Our program gives no credit for degrees held prior to entry, therefore no students qualify for “advanced standing” at entry.

 

 

 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)  10  – 15  14 15 10 12 12 10 8  12  –
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 10 100 13 87 12 86 14 93 9 90 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0
Students still enrolled in program  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 92 10 83 9 90 8 100  12 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 2 13 2 14 1 7 1 10 0 0 2 17 1 10 0 0  0 0

 

 Licensure §

Outcome 2007 to 2017
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 112
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 92
Licensure percentage 82%
Note: of the 20 unlicensed program graduates remaining, 7 are university faculty in positions where licensure is not required, 9 are either project scientists, research associates, or post-doctoral research fellows in positions where licensure is not required, and 1 has applied for licensure. 

* Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; Phone (202) 336-5979; E-mail apaaccred@apa.org