Learning Outcomes

Time to Completion

The PsyD program is designed to be completed in 5 years. Time to completion may vary due to personal reasons that might arise or student success in completing program requirements in a timely manner.

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
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2012
2012
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2013
2013
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2014
2014
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2015
2015
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2016
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 69 82 55 73 66 66 38 449
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.55 5.35 5.8 5.6 5.7 6.1 5.85 5.71
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.9 5.8 5.41
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 24 35 30 37 16 29 20 27 20 30 10 15 10 26 130 29
Students in 5 years 11 16 11 13 5 9 11 15 9 14 15 23 5 13 67 15
Students in 6 years 13 19 23 28 14 25 19 26 15 23 13 20 13 34 110 24
Students in 7 years 12 17 9 11 9 16 13 18 5 8 16 24 4 11 68 15
Students in more than 7 years 9 13 9 11 11 20 10 14 17 26 12 18 6 16 74 16
Students may seek transfer credit for graduate coursework taken at other institutions only after enrolling at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago and only during the first year of enrollment. Students must complete a Transfer Request Form and supply the syllabus, transcript, and any other relevant material for faculty review. Courses that overlap 80% with the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago courses will be accepted for transfer credit. Please refer to the Course Transfer Guidelines for additional information about transfer coursework and courses that are non-transferable. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit, though the average number of transfer credits awarded is 9-12 credits.

Program Costs

Program costs are charged per credit hour. Not all fees are applied each semester which will result in some fluctuation in cost. The number of credits indicated is based on full time status. Each student’s cost structure may vary depending on the number of credits taken per semester.

Description 2015-2016 1st Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $38,346
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $38,346
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") $1,162
University/institution fees or costs $940
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc) $1000

Internships

Although all students are expected to seek APA accredited internships, some students choose to do other internships (APPIC, CAPIC) based on their particular needs or interests.

Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
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2012
2012
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2013
2013
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2014
2014
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2015
2015
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2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 31 42 22 29 22 33 17 32 30 46 13 33 15 50
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 36 49 42 55 28 42 23 43 28 43 22 55 15 50
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) 3 4 5 6 8 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 70 95 69 90 58 88 42 79 58 89 35 88 30 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 74 - 77 - 66 - 53 - 65 - 40 - 30 -

Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
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2012
2012
-
2013
2013
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2014
2014
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2015
2015
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2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 74 - 77 - 66 - 53 - 65 - 40 - 30 -
Students who obtained paid internships 66 89 68 88 54 82 42 79 58 89 35 88 30 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 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"

Attrition

The attrition data depict the number of students entering the program in an academic year and track the retention of these students over a seven year period. Students may leave the program for academic, health, family, or personal reasons.

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
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2012
2012
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2013
2013
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2014
2014
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2015
2015
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2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 76 54 46 21 19 30 44
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 49 65 30 56 19 41 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 7 9 11 20 17 37 17 80 15 79 22 73 42 95
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 20 26 13 24 10 22 2 10 4 21 8 27 2 5

Licensure

Consistent with the Commission on Accreditation’s implementing regulations, licensure rates are calculated using the number of students with known licensure over the total number of graduates. All students whose licensure status is unknown are counted as "unlicensed." Therefore the actual licensure rate of graduates may be higher than the number from the APA/COA formula.

Outcome 2006 - 2014
Total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 595
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 463
Licensure percentage 78%