Student admission, outcomes and other data

Time to completion for all students entering the Clinical Ph.D. program
2008-2019 57 7.40 7
Years in which degrees were conferred Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript Mean number of years to complete the program Median number of years to complete the program
2008-2009 6 7.31 7
2009-2010 4 7.75 8
2010-2011 9 7.21 6.01
2011-2012 3 6.01 6
2012-2013 5 6.99 7
2013-2014 5 6.99 7
2014-2015 7 7.31 8
2015-2016 4 8.48 7
2016-2017 4 6.30 6
2017-2018 4 6.72 6
2018-2019 2 7.5 7.5

Time to degree ranges.
Years in which degrees were conferred Students' time degree was less than 5 years. Students' time degree was 5 years. Students' time degree was 6 years. Students' time degree was 7 years. Students' time degree was more than 7 years.
2008-2009 0 0 2 or 33% 3 or 50% 1 or 13%
2009-2010 0 0 1 or 25% 1 or 25% 2 or 50%
2010-2011 0 0 2 or 22% 3 or 33% 4 or 44%
2011-2012 0 1 or 33% 0 2 or 33% 0
2012-2013 0 0 1 or 14% 2 or 29% 4 or 57%
2013-2014 0 0 2 or 40% 1 or 20% 2 or 40%
2014-2015 0 1 or 14% 0 2 or 29% 4 or 57%
2015-2016 0 0 0 2 or 50% 2 or 50%
2016-2017 0 1 or 25% 2 or 50% 1 or 25% 0
2017-2018 0 0 2 or 50% 1 or 25% 1 or 25%
2018-2019 0 1 or 50% 0 0 1 or 50%


Note: For students entering with prior graduate work, the Clinical Training Committee approves course substitutions for transfer students on a course-by-course basis. Doing this might not reduce time to completion. The student should first meet with the advisor to confer on which courses to petition for transfer. A transfer request form should be completed. The student should then present a syllabus to the instructor for each course for which transfer credit is proposed, for feedback on the acceptability of the transfer. Finally, the student must submit to the committee a final list of the courses proposed for transfer, containing the following for each course: a detailed description of the course, a syllabus, a description of the level of the course and any prerequisites (copies of school catalog pages are helpful), reading lists and information regarding the faculty member responsible for the course.

The maximum number of transfer credits allowed by the Graduate School for doctoral students is 24 semester hours. Courses taken while a graduate special student are considered transfer credits and count toward the 24 credit limit. If a student leaves the program at the master's level, a maximum of nine credits could be transferred toward the degree. See the graduate catalog for the Credit Transfer Evaluation Request. It is extremely rare that core clinical courses are approved for transfer. Approval of courses is normally done once a year, and the deadline for proposal submission is Nov. 15.

Note: For students entering with prior graduate work, the Clinical Training Committee approves course substitutions for transfer students on a course-by-course basis. Doing this might not reduce time to completion. The student should first meet with the advisor to confer on which courses to petition for transfer. A transfer request form should be completed. The student should then present a syllabus to the instructor for each course for which transfer credit is proposed, for feedback on the acceptability of the transfer. Finally, the student must submit to the committee a final list of the courses proposed for transfer, containing the following for each course: a detailed description of the course, a syllabus, a description of the level of the course and any prerequisites (copies of school catalog pages are helpful), reading lists and information regarding the faculty member responsible for the course.

Program costs

Program Costs Breakdown
Cost description 2018-19 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $2,169.90 ($1,084.95/semester)*
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $2,169.90 ($1,084.95/semester)**
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $ 1,891.94 ($945.97/semester)*
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) It is not unusual for students to spend in excess of $300 for books per semester.

*With a 20-hour assistantship, most tuition and fees are covered for students (including the out-of-state fee). However, students are required to pay $63.33/credit each semester in registration fees and $9/credit in tech fees.

**The additional $7094.00 non-resident fee per semester is waived for students receiving TA funding. Although it is not guaranteed, students will generally be funded their second year through TA or RA positions. Students have a history of receiving funding throughout their graduate career. However, it is recommended that students apply for Nevada residency as soon as possible in order to avoid paying out-of-state tuition in the case that the student is not funded at any point throughout their graduate career. Should this happen, tuition would be $ 11,350.25 per semester/$22,700.50 per year assuming 15 credits per semester plus $3,139.34 in other fees (See Graduate School tuition and fees).

Students are admitted to the program with their first year of funding guaranteed, though we have been able to fund all students throughout their time at UNR in the last 20 years. This funding usually takes the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) position, but in some cases, first-year students might receive a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) position. The current stipend with a 20-hour assistantship for 2017-2018 is $18,000/year.

Once students have reached their third year, they are generally expected to receive funding through externship positions as a GTA position. Some GTA, TRA or externship funding positions continue through the summer. Students also have the option of applying to teach courses over the summer to maintain summer funding and are generally successful at procuring teaching positions.

Externship sites examples:

Internship placements

*This includes students that withdrew from the internship application process

  • Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process.
    Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process.
    Total 58
    Year applied Student quantity (percentage of total population n/a)
    2008 5
    2009 5
    2010 4
    2011 10
    2012 4
    2013 6
    2014 10
    2015 2
    2016 4
    2017 4
    2018 3
    2019 7
  • Students who obtained internships.
    Students who obtained internships.
    Total 52 91%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 2 40%
    2009 3 60%
    2010 4 100%
    2011 3 100%
    2012 6 86%
    2013 5 100%
    2014 9 100%
    2015 2 100%
    2016 4 100%
    2017 4 100%
    2018 3 100%
    2019 7 100%
  • Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships*
    Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships*
    Total 51 89%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 2 40%
    2009 3 60%
    2010 4 100%
    2011 3 100%
    2012 6 86%
    2013 5 100%
    2014 9 100%
    2015 2 100%
    2016 4 100%
    2017 3 75%
    2018 3 100%
    2019 7 100%
  • Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited.
    Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited.
    Total 0 0
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 0 0
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 0 0
    2012 0 0
    2013 0 0
    2014 0 0
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited
    Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited.
    Total 0 0
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 0 0
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 0 0
    2012 0 0
    2013 0 0
    2014 0 0
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited.
    Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited.
    Total 1 2%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 0 0
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 0 0
    2012 0 0
    2013 0 0
    2014 0 0
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 1 25%
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA- accredited.
    Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA- accredited.
    Total 0 0
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 0 0
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 0 0
    2012 0 0
    2013 0 0
    2014 0 0
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students who obtained internships.
    Students who obtained internships.
    Total 52 91%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 2 40%
    2009 3 60%
    2010 4 100%
    2011 3 100%
    2012 6 86%
    2013 5 100%
    2014 9 100%
    2015 2 100%
    2016 4 100%
    2017 4 100%
    2018 3 100%
    2019 7 100%
  • Students who obtained paid internships.
    Students who obtained paid internships.
    Total 52 91%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 2 40%
    2009 3 60%
    2010 4 100%
    2011 3 100%
    2012 6 86%
    2013 5 100%
    2014 9 100%
    2015 2 100%
    2016 4 100%
    2017 4 100%
    2018 3 100%
    2019 7 100%
  • Students who obtained half-time internships.
    Students who obtained half-time internships.
    Total 0 0
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2008 0 0
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 0 0
    2012 0 0
    2013 0 0
    2014 0 0
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Selected internship sites
    • Palo Alto VA, Palo Alto, California
    • Nebraska Internship Consortium, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Atascadero State Hospital, Atascadero, California
    • VA Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Henry Ford Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan
    • Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
    • VA Health Care System, Tacoma, Washington
    • UCSD/VAHS, San Diego, California
    • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
    • Dept. of Behavioral Health, San Bernardino, California
    • Father Flanagan's Boys Home           Omaha, Nebraska
    • VA Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    • Medical University South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • JL Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital            Loma Linda, California
    • VA Health Center, Long Beach, California
    • UC-San Diego Medical School, San Diego, California
    • VA Medical Center, Reno, Nevada
    • Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
    • University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington
    • Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Long Beach VA, Long Beach, California
    • UC Davis Medical Center - CAARE Center, Sacramento, California
    • VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, North Hills, California
    • VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon
    • Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program, Stony Brook, New York
    • VA Northern California Health Care System  Martinez, California
    • Madison VHA  Madison, Wisconsin
    • VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California
    • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Attrition and Licensure

  • Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students).
    Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students).
    Total 60 or 100%
    Year applied Student quantity
    2009 3
    2010 5
    2011 6
    2012 9
    2013 0
    2014 7
    2015 5
    2016 6
    2017 5
    2018 6
    2019 5
  • Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts.
    Students who obtained internships.
    Total 52 91%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2009 3 100%
    2010 3 60%
    2011 2 33%
    2012 3 33%
    2013 - -
    2014 1 14%
    2015 0 0
    2016 0 0
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students still enrolled in the program.
    Students still enrolled in the program.
    Total 7 12%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2009 0 0
    2010 2 40%
    2011 2 33%
    2012 1 12%
    2013 - -
    2014 1 14%
    2015 2 40%
    2016 1 17%
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree.
    Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree.
    Total 7 12%
    Year applied Student quantity Percentage of the total student population
    2009 0 0
    2010 0 0
    2011 2 33%
    2012 1 12%
    2013 - -
    2014 1 14%
    2015 2 40%
    2016 1 17%
    2017 0 0
    2018 0 0
    2019 0 0
  • Licensure
    • The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2007 and 2017: 61
    • Number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists between 2007 and 2017: 54
    • Licensure percentage: 89%