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School Psychology M.S./Ph.D. Program: Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data Graduate Programs

Admissions

The school psychology doctoral program strives to enroll 2 to 4 new students each year. Students are notified of admission in the spring semester and begin their study in the following Fall semester. The School Admissions Committee considers six main dimensions when evaluating applicants:

  1. Undergraduate/graduate grade point average
  2. GRE scores
  3. Personal statement
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Match with program goals
  6. Research interests and experience

     Applicants with training in psychology and strong interests in the research and practice of school psychology should apply. In addition, students from diverse backgrounds and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Memphis will promote and ensure equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, age or status as a qualified veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam era.  The Office of Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action website is http://www.memphis.edu/oie/..  There is a comprehensive program of services and academic accommodations designed to provide access and opportunity is available to qualified students with disabilities through Disability Resources for Students, http://www.memphis.edu/drs/index.php.

Data for Currently Enrolled Students N = 11

Average GRE Verbal

551/153*

Average GRE Quantitative

615/147*

Average Undergraduate GPA

3.57

Average Graduate GPA
(if applicable, N = 6)

3.99

Note. *Scores reflecting the new GRE scaling system

Yearly Program Costs

All school psychology doctoral students in good standing receive a minimum of 4 years of assistantship support.  These assistantships require approximately 20 hours of work a week, which may involve research, clinical settings, teaching, or departmental service.

Students without Master’s Degrees currently receive $13,000 annually for their assistantship, and those with master’s degrees receive $14,000 annually.  In addition, students supported by assistantships currently have their tuition waived (both in-state and out-of-state tuition).  Thus, tuition costs are covered for students in good standing who are supported on our assistantship program. For students who remain in the program beyond their supported years, tuition averages $ 5,155.00 per semester.  

In addition to assistantships and tuition waivers, information regarding a variety of fellowships and awards are available. Further information about these opportunities is available here.

Consistent with the Psychology Department Graduate Student Handbook (p. 15), transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere but accepted by the program director as counting toward the doctoral degree must be submitted for university approval by the end of the first year of doctoral study. (Go to http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/pdfs/doctoral_transfer_credit.pdf  for the requisite form—The University of Memphis Transfer Credit Evaluation, Doctoral Program—to ensure that transfer credits appear on students’ graduate transcripts.) Students entering the program with a master’s or educational specialist degree tend to finish the program in 4 years (3 years of full-time residency on campus and 1 year on internship).

 

Program Costs

Description

2013-2014

1st-year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state, 12 hrs)

0

Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state, 12 hrs)

n/a

Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable)

n/a

University/institution fees or costs

0

Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g., books, travel, etc.)

1,375


Time to Completion for Students Entering the Program with a Bachelor's Degree

Outcome

Year in which Degrees were conferred

2006-
2007

2007-
2008

2007-
2008

2009-
2010

2010-
2011

2011-
2012

2012-
2013

Total

Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

Mean number of years to complete the program

0

5

0

0

0

5

5.5

5.17

Median number of years to complete the program

0

5

0

0

0

5

5.5

5

Time to Degree Ranges

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

100

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

100

1

100

3

100

Students in 6 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students in 7 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students in more than 7 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Time to Completion for Students Entering the Program with Advanced Standing

Outcome

Year in which Degrees were conferred

2006-
2007

2007-
2008

2008-
2009

2009-
2010

2010-
2011

2011-
2012

2012-
2013

Total

Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

4

Mean number of years to complete the program

4

0

0

0

11

4

0

5.8

Median number of years to complete the program

4

0

0

0

11

4

0

4

Time to Degree Ranges

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

Students in less than 5 years

2

100

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

100

0

0

3

75

Students in 5 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

online

=0

online

=0

online

=1

online

=100

0

0

Students in 6 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students in 7 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students in more than 7 years

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

100

0

0

0

0

1

25


Internship Placement — Table 1


Outcome  
 

Year Applied for Internship

2006-2007

2007-2008 

2008-2009 

2009-2010 

2010-2011 

2011-2012 

2012-2013 

N

N

N

N

%

N

 %

N

%

N

 %

Students who sought or applied for internships

1

-

0

-

0

-

1

-

2

-

2

-

3

-

Students who obtained internships

1

100

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

100

1

50

2

67

Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships

1

100

0

0

0

0

1

100

2

100

1

50

2

67

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

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

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

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

Internship Placement — Table 2


Outcome  
 

Year Applied for Internship

2006-2007

2007-2008 

2008-2009 

2009-2010 

2010-2011 

2011-2012 

2012-2013 

N

N

N

N

%

N

 %

N

%

N

 %

Students who obtained internships

1

100

0

0

0

0

1

100

2

100

1

50

2

67

Students who obtained paid internships

1

100

0

0

0

0

1

100

2

100

1

50

2

67

Students who obtained half-time internships 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Attrition

Variable 
 

Year of First Enrollment 

2006-
2007

2007-
2008 

2008-
2009 

2009-
2010 

2010-
2011 

2011-
2012 

2012-
2013 

N

N

N

N

%

N

 %

N

%

N

 %

Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)

0

-

1

-

3

-

1

-

2

-

0

-

4

-

Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts

0

0

1

100

1

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Students still enrolled in program

0

0

0

0

2

67

1

100

2

100

0

0

3

75

Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

25

Licensure

Outcome

2003-2004 to 2010-2011

Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period

7

Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period

4

Licensure percentage

43%


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