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
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 6 18 9 9 16 12 12 82
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.9 5.4 5.83 6.28 6.69 5.7 6.27 6.01
Median number of years to complete the program 6 5 5.5 5 6.5 6 6 5.71
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Students in 5 years 2 33 10 56 5 56 5 56 3 19 5 42 1 8 31 38
Students in 6 years 3 50 7 39 2 22 1 11 5 31 7 58 6 50 31 38
Students in 7 years 1 17 0 0 2 22 2 22 5 31 0 0 4 33 14 17
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 3 19 0 0 1 8 5 6

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:

Students entering with a bachelor’s degree only or master’s degree in another discipline will have seven years to complete the program. Students entering with a doctorate in psychology accepted for the respecialization program will have six years to complete the program. Students entering with a master’s degree who have 30 or more credits accepted for transfer must complete the Ph.D. Degree within six years.

 

Program Costs
Description
2016-2017 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) Year 1 of program: $17,441 after fellowship is applied; Year 2: same plus any university tuition increases for that year; Year 3: $19,441 plus any univeristy tuition increases for that year.
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) Same as in-state; Year 1 of program: $17,441 after fellowship is applied; Year 2: same plus any university tuition increases for that year; Year 3: $19,441 plus any univeristy tuition increases for that year.
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") $1,556 (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 cose is estimated at $9,800
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
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 9 90 8 73 12 86 10 59 9 82 15 79 10 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2 11 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
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
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 1 10 3 27 1 7 5 29 0 0 1 5 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 10 100 11 100 13 93 15 88 10 91 18 95 10 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 10 - 11 - 14 - 17 - 11 - 19 - 10 -

 

Internship Placement - Table 2
 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 10 - 11 - 14 - 17 - 11 - 19 - 10 -
Students who obtained paid internships 10 100 10 91 12 86 13 76 10 91 18 95 10 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 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
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 14 - 15 - 12   13 - 11 - 12   19 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 14 100 6 40 8 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 4 27 2 17 13 100 10 91 12 100 19 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 5 33 2 17 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0

 

Licensure
Outcome 2006-2016
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 100
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 95
Licensure percentage 95%
CUDCP's policy for Admissions Offers and Acceptances
http://cudcp.us/files/summary_offers_acceptances_policy.pdf
Admissions and Outcome data for CUDCP Programs
http://www.cudcp.us/address/univlinks.php
General Information about why CUDCP Programs are great training
http://www.cudcp.us/files/Reports/CUDCP_2011_Psy_Grad_School_Fact_sheet.pdf
Last updated: Oct 3rd, 2016