Graduate Program in School Psychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Time to Completion for all students entering the Program

Outcome
Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 3 2 0 1 2 1 3 12
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.67 5.5 0 9 5.5 5 8.8 5.64
Median number of years to complete the program 6 5.5 0 9 5.5 5 7.5 5.75
Time to Degree RangesN%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Students in 5 years 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50 1 100 0 0 3 25
Students in 6 years 2 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50 0 0 0 0 3 25
Students in 7 years 0 0 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 67 3 25
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 1 33 2 17

Students applying to our Doctoral Program with a Masters Degree or graduate coursework from another program should follow the typical application procedure, found here: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/graduate/school/admissions.shtml. The Program Director will review your transcripts for any courses that may be waived for the doctoral degree, but due to our specific course requirements, practicum, and internship requirements, the typical time-to-completion may not be affected. In addition, we are a full-time only program (we do not take students who would plan to take classes part-time).

Program Costs

Please note that the majority of our students currently obtain assistantships.  In fact, during the past 7 years, all doctoral students who have requested assistantships have obtained one from the Psychology Department.  Assistantships are either Research Assistantships (RA) or Teaching Assistantships (TA) and are either half-time (10 hours per week) or full-time (20 hours per week.).  All students with an assistantship currently obtain a full tuition waiver (students still have to pay fees) and receive a stipend of $686.04 per month for a half-time and $1372.06 for a full-time assistantship (based on 13-14 assistantship rates).  For more detailed information about expenses, see "Costs Associated with Program" in the PhD or MA/Specialist-level handbook.

Description2014-2015 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $8,380.32  (Summer excluded)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $16,760.64 (Summer excluded)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs  $2,715.92 (Summer excluded)
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1,200

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome 
Year Applied for Internship
2007-   2008
2008-   2009
2009-   2010
2010-   2011
2011-   2012
2012-   2013
2013-   2014
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 2 50 2 67 5 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 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 (if applicable) 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 (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 2 100 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 2 100 2 100 1 100 0 0 3 75 2 67 5 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 2 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 3 - 5 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

 
Outcome
Year Applied for Internship
2007-  
2008
2008-  
2009
2009-  
2010
2010-  
2011
2011-  
2012
2012-  
2013
2013-  
2014
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 2 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 3 - 5 -
Students who obtained paid internships 2 100 2 100 1 100 0 0 4 100 3 100 5 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attrition

Variable
Year of First Enrollment
2007-      2008
2008-      2009
2009-      2010
2010-      2011
2011-      2012
2012-      2013
2012-      2013
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 1 - 4 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 3 - 4 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 1 100 1 25 2 100 4 100 5 100 2 67 4 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33 0 0

Licensure and Certification

Outcome2004 to 2014
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 19
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period 3
Licensure percentage 16%

Available Scholarships for Minority Candidates

The university has an active recruitment office for graduate students from underrepresented groups. The Rhoten A. Smith Assistantship Program provides stipends and full tuition waivers to women and minority graduate students who are underrepresented in their fields. Eligible graduate students can also receive an Underrepresented Student Tuition Waiver Scholarship. The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship Program provides up to $16,000 annually for eligible African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native American graduate students committed to a career in higher education within Illinois. The Carter G. Woodson Scholars Program provides a $14,300 stipend and a $500 relocation allowance for first-year eligible African American, Latino and Native American doctoral students. Doctoral students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds may also be eligible for the Ronald McNair Tuition Waiver Scholarship.