Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Voice: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Website: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

More information about the APA can be obtained at http://www.apa.org

The program is also a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).

Admission Requirements & Information

To apply to this program, complete an online application and submit the supplementary materials listed on the application to: Ms. Mary Mornhineway
Administrative Assistant
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology
School of Psychology (T-WH1-01)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road 
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666-1914

[Apply Online]

This program is open to applications from those who hold an undergraduate degree in psychology or have taken the required number of psychology credits (18). The requirement of 18 undergraduate credits includes introductory psychology, developmental psychology, statistics, experimental psychology, and social psychology.

Students are selected from a pool of academically qualified applicants who can contribute to the diversity of the student body. Students enrolled in the clinical psychology program come from diverse ethnic, cultural, individual and experiential backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from those identifying with cultural and/or individual areas of diversity, including (but not limited to) age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Acceptance decisions are based on outstanding undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate academic performance, high scores on the General Test and Subject Test in Psychology of the Graduate Record Examination, evidence of scholarly activity such as publications and paper presentations, prior work experience, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation. The Psychology GRE is optional for those who majored in psychology as an undergraduate.

The deadline for application for admission to the Ph.D. program is December 15th.

Complete the Online Application and send a $40 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University; by December 15th. (The fee is waived for FDU students or graduates, or by special arrangement with the Director of Clinical Training).This application should be used only to apply for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. Your application to the Ph.D. Program will not be considered complete unless you send the following:  all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a CV, and official GRE aptitude and psychology test score reports. You must also have completed at least 18 credits of psychology course work at the graduate or undergraduate level, including Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Disclosure of Education/Training Outcomes

As a Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, the following information is provided to help prospective doctoral students make an informed decision about the program.

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 7 21 6 18 8 9 17 13 12 16 127
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.6 5.7 6.1 5.5 5.9 6.2 6.7 5.7 6.4 5.7 6.0
Median number of years to complete the program 6.0 5.4 6.0 5.0 5.7 5.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.9
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Students in 5 years 3 43 11 52 2 33 10 56 4 50 5 56 3 18 5 38 1 8 8 50 52 41
Students in 6 years 4 57 5 24 3 50 7 39 2 25 1 11 5 29 8 62 9 75 7 44 51 40
Students in 7 years 0 0 4 19 1 17 0 0 2 25 2 22 6 35 0 0 1 8 0 0 16 13
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 3 18 0 0 1 8 1 6 6 5

Program Costs

Description 2017-2018 1st-year
Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) Year 1 of program: $18,199 after fellowship is applied; Year 2 of program: $20,199 after fellowship is applied plus any tuition increases for that year; Year 3: same plus any university tuition increases for that year.
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) Same as in-state: see above.
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") $1,616 (e.g., per each of 6 credits of Dissertation, Year 4); yearly university tuition increases will apply.
University/institution fees or costs  Across all 5 years of the program from application fee to graduation fees and all fees in between (e.g., technology fee, medical insurance), the current total university fee cost is estimated at $9,900.
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) Estimated at $2000 per year.

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 7 100 18 95 9 90 8 73 12 86 10 59 9 82 15 79 10 100 14 100
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 1 9 2 11 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) 0 0 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 (if applicable) 0 0 1 5 1 10 3 27 1 7 5 29 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 7 100 19 100 10 100 11 100 13 93 15 88 10 91 18 95 10 100 14 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 7 - 19 - 10 - 11 - 14 - 17 - 11 - 19 - 10 - 14 -

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 7 - 19 - 19 - 10 - 11 - 14 - 17 - 11 - 19 - 14 -
Students who obtained paid internships 7 100 19 100   0 10 100 10 91 12 86 13 76 10 91 18 95 14 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 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"            

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) 11 - 16 - 14 - 15 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 11 - 12 - 19 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 11 100 14 88 14 100 9 60 9 75 6 46 14 100 0 0 12 100 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 8 7 54 0 0 10 91 0 0 18 95
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 2 13 0 0 5 33 2 17 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 1 5

Licensure

 
Outcome 2007-2017
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 106
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 104
Licensure percentage 98%

Additional Resources

CUDCP's policy for Admissions Offers and Acceptances

Admissions and Outcome data for CUDCP Programs

General Information about why CUDCP Programs are great training

Last updated: September 26, 2017