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
2007
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2008
2008
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2009
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
2016
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2017
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 70 67 69 82 55 73 66 66 38 34 620
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.58 5.75 5.55 5.35 5.8 5.64 5.71 6.1 5.85 6.4 5.77
Median number of years to complete the program 5.25 5.67 5 5 5.67 5.33 5.17 5.9 5.8 6 5.48
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 27 39 22 33 24 35 30 37 16 29 20 27 20 30 10 15 10 26 2 6 181 29
Students in 5 years 4 6 5 7 11 16 11 13 5 9 11 15 9 14 15 23 5 13 8 24 84 14
Students in 6 years 14 20 16 24 13 19 23 28 14 25 19 26 15 23 13 20 13 34 10 29 150 24
Students in 7 years 13 19 16 24 12 17 9 11 9 16 13 18 5 8 16 24 4 11 3 9 100 16
Students in more than 7 years 12 17 8 12 9 13 9 11 11 20 10 14 17 26 12 18 6 16 11 32 105 17

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. 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 2017-2018 1st Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $33,117
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $33,117
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students $1,162
University/institution fees or costs $2,868
Additional estimated fees or costs to students
(e.g. books, travel, etc)
$500

Internship Placement

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
2007
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2008
2008
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2009
2009
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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 32 42 30 39 31 42 22 29 22 33 17 32 30 46 14 35 17 57 11 85
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 34 44 38 49 36 49 42 55 28 42 23 43 28 43 21 53 13 43 2 15
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) 7 9 5 6 3 4 5 6 8 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 73 95 73 95 70 95 69 90 58 88 42 79 58 89 35 88 30 100 13 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 77 - 77 - 74 - 77 - 66 - 53 - 65 - 40 - 30 - 13 -

Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007
-
2008
2008
-
2009
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
-
2012
2012
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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 77 - 77 - 74 - 77 - 66 - 53 - 65 - 40 - 30 - 13 -
Students who obtained paid internships 67 87 70 91 66 89 68 88 54 82 42 79 58 89 35 88 30 100 13 100
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0

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
2007
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2008
2008
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2009
2009
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2010
2010
-
2011
2011
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2012
2012
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2013
2013
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2014
2014
-
2015
2015
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2016
2016
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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) 90 81 76 54 46 21 26 28 40 45
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 62 69 64 79 53 70 35 65 30 65 9 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 11 6 13 9 43 18 69 18 64 36 90 44 98
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 28 31 16 20 20 26 13 24 10 22 3 14 8 31 10 36 4 10 1 2

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 2007 - 2017
Total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 564
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 431
Licensure percentage 76%