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I. Time to Completion

Since 2001, the program has graduated 18 doctoral students, of these 13 students entered with baccalaureate degrees and required 6.1 years to complete their doctoral program. The five students who entered with master’s degrees required on average 5.0 years to complete their doctoral program. The following table illustrates the percentage of students as a function of time to completion.

Percentage of students completing the program as a function of time

Entering with Bachelor Degrees Entering with Master's Degrees
5 years
19% (n = 5) 100% (n = 5)
6 years
70% (n = 18)  
7 years
0% (n = 0)  
> 7 years
15% (n = 15)  

 

II.Program Costs

Graduate students pay tuition at the following rates (Fall 2008 rates): residents of Massachusetts $110 per credit hour up to $1,320 per semester; nonresidents $414 per credit hour up to $4,969 per semester. Estimated Annual Tuition and Fee Expenses (includes Service Fee, Health Service Fee, Graduate Student Senate Fee, Off-Campus Fee, Program Fee, and Student Health Insurance Plan) for 2008-09: Massachusetts Residents $9,882 (Tuition = $2,640 plus Required Fees $7,242), and Non-Residents $18,906 (Tuition = $9,937 plus Required Fees $8,969).

Assistantships, Fellowships, and Other Aid

Subsequent to the students’ formal declaration that they intend to matriculate, the program notifies incoming students of graduate assistantship opportunities. Over the past 10 years well over 95% of program students received graduate assistantships (with 100% of students in the second-year and beyond in the program receiving graduate assistantships). General need-based financial aid includes Federal Stafford Loans (FSL) and Federal Work Study (FWS). This assistance can be acquired by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSE at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

III. Internships

All matriculated students for the last 7 years have completed supervised internships. The following chart provides data exclusively for doctoral students.

Doctoral Student Internships (n = 30)
07-08
06-07
05-06
04-05
03-04
02-03
01-02
# of students who applied for internship for:
8
4
4
3
2
4
5
# who received funded internships for:
8
4
4
3
2
4
5
# who received unfunded internships for:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
# who received accredited internships for:
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
# who received internships consistent with CDSPP guidelines
8
4
4
3
2
4
5

 

IV. Attrition

Since the Fall semester of 2001, there have been 35 students who have entered the doctoral program. Of this number, 1 student or 3%, did not complete the program for reasons that primarily involved a change in their career aspirations.

V. Licensure

Since 2001, the program has graduated 18 doctoral students. Of these, 5 graduates (28%) have obtained licensure as a Psychologist.