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
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
Number of applicants 295 309 375 351 427 423 476 328
Number offered admission 15 17 17 16 16 15 15 14
Number matriculated 11 10 15 14 15 10 12 12
Number currently in program 10 10 13 14 15 10 12 12
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SCORES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS
GRE Verbal
  Mean 598 588 619 644 630 608 675 162
  Median 590 590 640 625 640 600 685 162
GRE Verbal Percentile
  Mean 81 78 85 90 89 86 94 87
  Median 82 82 91 90 92 86 96 89
GRE Quantitative
  Mean 699 683 712 722 713 730 733 157
  Median 720 705 700 740 700 735 740 156
GRE Quantitative Percentile
  Mean 67 66 74 77 74 77 77 69
  Median 73 71 72 81 72 77 80 65
GRE Subject
  Mean  690  695  715  717  695  733  748 734
  Median  705  705  710  705  710  735  740 740
GRE Subject Percentile
  Mean 77 75 85 85 77 86 90 85
  Median 87 84 83 84 84 89 90 88
Undergraduate GPA
  Mean 3.65 3.69 3.59 3.70 3.64 3.60 3.70 3.47
Program Costs §
Description 2013-2014 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state)  SDSU: $6,738 / UC San Diego: $12,779 *
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) SDSU: $13,434 / UC San Diego: $27,881 *
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs SDSU: $1,294 / UC San Diego: $2,871 *
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) SDSU: $5,137 / UC San Diego: $5,741

* costs paid by the program

 Out-of-State/International students will have to establish residency. All are expected to establish CA residency during their first year. Failure to do so will result in the student being responsible for all tuition/fee costs.

Application Costs
Description
Application fee $55

 

Stipend/Financial Aid/Insurance
Description
Stipend Stipend: Minimum of $18,000 yearly (guaranteed first 4 years)
Loans/Grants

Graduate student loans are available to students who are US citizens through the SDSU Financial Aid Office, to a maximum of $20,500 annually in unsubsidized direct loans. Graduate grants, fellowships, and scholarships are also available through such sources as APA, APS, 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 UCSD will receive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through UCSD.
Internship Placement – Table 1 §
 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
N % N % N % N % N % N % N  %
Students who sought or applied for internships* 11 14 16 11 10 12 14
Students who obtained internships 11 100 13 93 15 94 11 100 10 100 11 92 14 100
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 11 100 13 93 15 94 11 100 10 100 11 92 14 100

*This includes students that withdrew from the internship application process

Internship Placement – Table 2 §
 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
N % N % N % N % N % N % N  %
Students who obtained internships 11 100 14 93 16 94 11 100 10 100 12 92 14 100
Students who obtained paid internships 11 100 13 100 15 100 11 100 10 100 11 100 14 100
Student Publications
 Outcome Year of First Enrollment
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean  Mdn
2011-2012 Academic Year 2.6 2 2.6 3 3.4 3 2.6 2 1.2 1 1.3 1
2012-2013 Academic Year 0.0 0 2.0 2.5 3.2 3 2.3 2 2.1 2 1.6 1 1.3 1
Student Presentations
 Outcome Year of First Enrollment
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn Mean Mdn
2011-2012 Academic Year 2.2 1 2.5 3 3.6 3 4.6 3 4.2 3 2.6 3
2012-2013 Academic Year 0.5 0.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 4 3.3 3 3.9 3 3.4 3 3.3 2
Time to Completion for Students entering the Program with a Bachelor’s Degree §*
Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011  2011-2012 2012-2013 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 13  12  12  16 10 11 11 85
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.9 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.8 6.01
Median number of years to complete the program 6 6 6 6 6 6  6 6
Time to Degree Ranges 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
Students in 5 years 4 31 1 8 2 17 3 19 1 10 2 18 3 27 16 19
Students in 6 years 7 54 8 67 8 67 10 63 8 80 7 64 7 64 55 65
Students in 7 years 1 8 3 25 1 8 2 13 1 10 2 18 1 9 11 13
Students in more than 7 years 1 8 0 0 1 8 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4

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:

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
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 11 10 15 14 15 10 12
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 9 82 9 90 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 1 9 1 10 10 67 13 93 15 100 9 90 12 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 1 9 0 0 2 13 1 7 0 0 1 10 0 0
Licensure §
Outcome  2003-2004 to 2010-2011
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 93
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period 64
Licensure percentage 69%
Note: of 29 unlicensed program graduates remaining, 7 are university faculty in positions where licensure is not required, and 17 are either project scientists, research associates, or post-doctoral research fellows in positions where licensure is not required.

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