Student admission, outcomes and other data

Time to completion for all students entering the program

Time to Completion
OutcomeYears in which degrees were conferred
10-1111-1212-1313-1414-1515-1616-17Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 9 3 7 5 7 4 4 39
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.21 6.01 8.24 6.99 7.31 8.48 6.30 7.22
Median number of years to complete the program 7.5 6 8 7 8 7 6 7
Time to Degree Ranges
Time to Degree Ranges10-1111-1212-1313-1414-1515-1616-17Total
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 1 25 3 8
Students in 6 years 2 22 1 33 1 14 2 40 0 0 0 0 2 50 8 21
Students in 7 years 3 33 1 33 2 29 1 20 2 29 2 50 1 25 12 31
Students in more than 7 years 4 44 0 0 4 57 2 40 4 57 2 50 0 0 16 41


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.

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Program costs

Program Costs Breakdown
Description2017-18 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) ($269.25 per credit + $9 Tech Fee per credit) x 15 credits per semester (first year) = ($4,173.75/semester)*
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) (($269.25 per credit + $9 Tech Fee per credit) x 15 credits per semester (first year)) + $7,094 non-resident fee per semester = ($11,267.75/semester)*,**
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $ 3,049.34 ($1,524.67/semester)1*
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, depending on course load and other factors. Travel costs will vary, but include required travel to practicum sites

*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 $71.12/credit each semester in registration and tech fees, and $250/semester in university fees. For 15 credits (required in first year), this works out to be $1,316.80 per semester.

**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. Additional funding opportunities might be available within individual labs.

Note: Students are admitted to the program with their first year of funding guaranteed. This funding usually takes the form of a Teaching Assistantship (TA) position, but in some cases, first-year students might receive a Research Assistantship (RA) position. The current stipend with a 20-hour assistantship for 2017-2018 is $17,000/year.

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.

Once students have reached their third year, they are generally expected to receive funding through an externship positions. Some TA, RA 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 1

Internship Placements by Year Applied
OutcomeYear Applied for Internship
2006-2072007-20082008-20092009-20102010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships* 10 91 8 73 2 40 - 100 10 100 3 75 6 100 9 90 2 100 4 100 4 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 10 91 8 73 2 40 4 100 10 100 3 75 6 100 10 100 2 100 4 100 4 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 11 - 11 - 5 - 4 - 10 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 2 - 4 - 4 -

*This includes students that withdrew from the internship application process

Internship Placements 2

Internship Placements by Year Applied
OutcomeYear Applied for Internship
2006-2072007-20082008-20092009-20102010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
N%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 11 - 11 - 5 - 4 - 10 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 2 - 4 - 4 -
Students who obtained paid internships 10 91 8 73 2 40 4 100 10 100 3 75 6 100 10 100 2 100 4 100 4 100
Students who obtained half-time internships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected Internship Sites
Selected Internship Sites
NameLocation
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 Univ 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

Attrition Rates by Year of First Enrollment
OutcomeYear of First Enrollment
2006-2072007-20082008-20092009-20102010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 7 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 0 - 7 - 5 - 6 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 6 86 6 86 4 66 1 33 1 20 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 1 17 2 66 4 80 4 66 9 100 - - 7 100 3 60 5 83
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 1 14 1 14 1 17 0 0 0 0 2 33 0 0 - - 0 0 2 40 1 17

Licensure

Outcomes by Year
Outcome2005-2015
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 66
Number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists over the last 10 years 62
Licensure percentage 94%