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 29 31 35 41 59 32 40 31 16 12 326
Mean number of years to complete the program 4.94 5.29 5.06 5.16 5.39 6.06 5.86 6.02 5.57 6.4 5.67
Median number of years to complete the program 4.92 4.92 4.96 4.96 4.96 5.64 5.68 5.97 5.88 6.9 5.66
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 19 66 18 58 24 69 23 56 35 59 12 38 17 43 6 19 3 19 1 8 158 48
Students in 5 years 1 3 1 3 4 11 12 29 14 24 9 28 4 10 11 35 12 75 3 25 71 22
Students in 6 years 9 31 9 29 5 14 3 7 2 3 5 16 9 23 10 32 0 0 2 17 54 17
Students in 7 years 0 0 2 6 2 6 2 5 4 7 0 0 8 20 3 10 0 0 2 17 23 7
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 4 7 6 19 2 5 1 3 1 6 4 33 20 6

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, San Francisco Bay Area. American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area does not automatically transfer credit from graduate coursework taken at other institutions. Students who have taken graduate courses elsewhere may petition to have these courses apply toward a transfer of courses in the curriculum. Implications of entering the program with credit for prior graduate work for time to completion vary by student.

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 2016-2017 1st Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $37,609
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $37,609
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students $1,162
University/institution fees or costs $605
Additional estimated fees or costs to students
(e.g. books, travel, etc)
$2,065

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 1 2 3 5 4 7 7 12 5 12 2 8 4 18 8 53 8 73 5 71
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 9 22 12 18 12 22 14 24 8 19 4 16 6 27 4 27 2 18 2 29
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 31 76 50 76 38 70 30 52 29 67 17 68 12 55 3 20 1 9 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 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 41 100 66 100 54 100 53 91 42 98 23 92 22 100 15 100 11 100 7 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 41 - 66 - 54 - 58 - 43 - 25 - 22 - 15 - 11 - 7 -

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 41 - 66 - 54 - 58 - 43 - 25 - 22 - 15 - 11 - 7 -
Students who obtained paid internships 18 44 41 62 40 74 41 71 33 77 17 68 11 50 12 80 10 91 7 100
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 14 34 17 26 9 17 4 7 12 28 3 12 1 5 0 0 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
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2009
2009
-
2010
2010
-
2011
2011
-
2012
2012
-
2013
2013
-
2014
2014
-
2015
2015
-
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) 68 71 52 43 18 4 16 19 14 11
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 54 79 47 66 39 75 17 39 6 33 2 50 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 2 3 2 4 8 19 5 28 2 50 11 69 14 74 12 86 11 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 14 21 22 31 11 21 18 42 7 39 0 0 3 19 5 26 2 14 0 0

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 301
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 192
Licensure percentage 64%