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%

Information regarding state licensure

Graduate clinical psychology licensing requirements, by state
State  Does the Program Meet the Educational Requirements for Licensure?  State Board Contact Number 
Alabama Yes Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology 1-800-392-0821
Alaska Yes Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (907) 465-8444
Arizona Yes Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (602) 542-8162
Arkansas Yes Arkansas Psychology Board (501) 682-6167
California Yes California Board of Psychology (916) 574-7720
Colorado Yes Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners (303) 894-7800
Connecticut Yes Connecticut Department of Public Health (860) 509-7603
Delaware Yes Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists (302) 744-4500
District of Columbia Yes DC Department of Health - Health Professional Licensing Administration (HPLA) (202) 442-5955
Florida Yes Florida Board of Psychology (850) 245-4373
Georgia Yes  Georgia Board of Psychology (404) 656-2881
Guam Yes Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (671) 735-7405
Hawaii Yes Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (808) 586-2704
Idaho Yes Board of Psychologist Examiners (208) 334-3233
Illinois Yes Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation  (888) 473-4858
Indiana Yes Indiana State Psychology Board (317) 234-2054
Iowa Yes Iowa Department of Public Health, Board of Behavioral Science (515) 281-0254
Kansas Yes Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board  (785) 296-3240
Kentucky Yes Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board (502) 892-4249
Louisiana Yes Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board (225) 295-8413
Maine Yes Board of Examiners of Psychologists (207) 624-8603
Maryland Yes The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists (410) 764-2400
Massachusetts Yes Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals (617) 701-8683
Michigan Yes Michigan Board of Behavior Analysts (517) 335-9700
Minnesota Yes Minnesota Board of Psychology (612) 617-2230
Mississippi Yes Mississippi Autism Board/Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (601) 359-6792
Missouri Yes Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Behavior Analyst Advisory Board (573) 526-5804
Montana Has not been determined Montana Board of Psychologists (406) 444-6880
Nebraska Yes Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (402) 471-2117
Nevada Yes Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board (775) 687-4210
New Hampshire Yes Board of Psychologists (603) 271-2152
New Jersey Yes New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners (973) 504-6470
New Mexico Yes State Board of Psychologist Examiners (505) 476-4622
New York Yes State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis (518) 474-3817, ext. 150
North Carolina Yes North Carolina Psychology Board (828) 262-2258
North Dakota Has not been determined North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (701) 214-5580
Ohio Yes Ohio Board of Psychology (614) 466-8809
Oklahoma Yes Oklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst Board (405) 882-8620
Oregon Yes Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board (503) 373-1989
Pennsylvania Yes Department of Human Services 1-800-692-7462
Puerto Rico Yes Puerto Rico Board of Psychologist Examiners  (787) 723-2885
Rhode Island Yes Rhode Island Department of Health, Board of Applied Behavior Analysts (401) 222-2828
South Carolina Yes South Carolina Board of Examiners in in Psychology  (803) 896-4300
South Dakota Yes South Dakota Dept. of Social Services, Applied Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee (605) 642-1600
Tennessee Yes Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee (615) 741-5735
Texas Yes Texas Behavior Analyst Advisory Board (512) 463-6599
Utah Yes Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (801) 530-6628
Vermont Yes Office of Professional Regulation (802) 828-1505
Virgin Islands Yes  USVI Board of Psychology  (340) 774-7477- 5694
Virginia Yes Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Medicine (804) 367-4400
Washington Yes Washington State Dept. of Health (360) 236-4700
West Virginia Yes WV Board of Examiners of Psychologists  (304) 558-3040
Wisconsin Yes State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (608) 266-2112
Wyoming Yes  Wyoming Board of Psychology (307) 777-5403

Table updated: 5/17/21