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
-
2012
2012
-
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 24 13 30 10 14 12 28 36 42 37 246
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.2 5.77 5.13 5.4 6.07 6.25 5.75 5.58 6.07 5.81 5.7
Median number of years to complete the program 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5.6
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 4 17 2 15 7 23 1 10 2 14 1 8 5 18 1 3 2 5 4 11 29 12
Students in 5 years 13 54 3 23 16 53 5 50 4 29 5 42 10 36 22 61 11 26 16 43 105 43
Students in 6 years 5 21 4 31 4 13 3 30 2 14 3 25 5 18 5 14 18 43 4 11 53 22
Students in 7 years 2 8 4 31 2 7 1 10 3 21 0 0 5 18 7 19 6 14 10 27 40 16
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 21 3 25 3 11 1 3 5 12 3 8 19 8

A maximum of 10 graduate level courses (30 semester credit hours) from other academic institutions may be transferred into the PsyD Clinical Psychology degree program at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Southern California. Transfer units do not impact time to completion. All entering students, irrespective of the number of transferred courses, are required to complete four residential years and one year of internship.

Program Costs

A maximum of 10 graduate level courses (30 semester credit hours) from other academic institutions may be transferred into the PsyD Clinical Psychology degree program at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Southern California. Transfer units do not impact time to completion. All entering students, irrespective of the number of transferred courses, are required to complete four residential years and one year of internship.

Description 2017-2018 1st Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $31,374
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $31,374
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students $1,162
University/institution fees or costs $630
Additional estimated fees or costs to students
(e.g. books, travel, etc)
$4192

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
-
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 2 11 3 12 5 29 4 36 4 17 15 56 15 58 16 57 9 50 8 44
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 7 37 12 46 6 35 4 36 7 30 8 30 6 23 6 21 7 39 8 44
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 10 53 11 42 6 35 3 27 8 35 4 15 4 15 6 21 0 0 2 11
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 19 100 26 100 17 100 11 100 19 83 27 100 25 96 28 100 16 89 18 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 19 - 26 - 17 - 11 - 23 - 27 - 26 - 28 - 18 - 18 -

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 19 - 26 - 17 - 11 - 23 - 27 - 26 - 28 - 18 - 18 -
Students who obtained paid internships 12 63 23 88 12 71 9 82 14 61 24 89 25 96 26 93 16 89 17 94
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 7 37 3 12 6 35 3 27 1 4 1 4 0 0 1 4 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
-
2008
2008
-
2009
2009
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2010
2010
-
2011
2011
-
2012
2012
-
2013
2013
-
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) 25 31 37 31 19 16 36 42 42 35
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 20 80 24 77 28 76 23 74 16 84 9 56 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 11 3 19 24 67 37 88 29 69 26 74
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 5 20 6 19 9 24 8 26 1 5 4 25 10 28 4 10 13 31 9 26

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 178
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 119
Licensure percentage 67%