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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Fall 2017 Matriculation

Regarding fall 2017 matriculation, the pools consisted of 48 applicants to the master’s/sixth-year program, and 28 applicants to the doctoral program. From these pools, a total of 22 students (1 male, 21 females) matriculated into either the doctoral (9 students) or master’s/sixth-year (13 students) programs. The mean total Graduate Record Examination score of the doctoral applicants matriculated in 2017 was 313 (verbal = 159; quantitative = 154). The mean total Graduate Record Examination score of the master’s/sixth-year applicants admitted in 2017 was 304 (verbal = 153; quantitative = 151).

Currently, there are 12 doctoral and 23 master’s/sixth-year students pursuing advanced degrees in the School Psychology program.

 

Time to Completion

For the last 10 years, since 2007, all of the master’s/sixth-year students have completed the program within 3 years. Since 2007, the program has graduated 42 doctoral students. On average, the students require 4.5 years to graduate. The median was 4 years.

Students are allowed to enter the degree programs with credit from prior graduate work in accord with the graduate school policies (http://gradcatalog.uconn.edu/guidelines-for-grad-study/standards-degree-requirements) and advisor consent based on syllabus review. This may reduce the time to completion of the MA degree program by the number of credits approved for transfer and by a maximum of approximately two years if a student enters the PhD program with a master’s/sixth-year specialist school psychology degree. Program requirements exclude credit for undergraduate study, study that is remedial, or study which is designed to remove deficiencies in meeting admissions standards. To obtain a doctoral degree, the student must be enrolled in the UConn program for at least 3 years, even if he/she already has a master’s/sixth-year degree. The table below contains information about time to completion for doctoral students only.

Outcome Year in Which Degrees were Conferred
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 4 4 2 2 2 6 7 7 3 5 42
Mean number of years to complete the program 5 4.5 4 6 5.5 4.3 4.1 4 3.7 4 4.5
Median number of years to complete the program 4 4 4 6 5.5 4.5 4 4 4 3 4
Time to Degree Ranges N % N N N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 3 75 3 75 1 50 1 50 0 0 3 50 4 57 5 71 3 100 4 80 27 64
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 50 0 0 1 50 3 50 1 14 1 14 0 0 0 0 7 17
Students in 6 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50 0 0 2 29 1 14 0 0 0 0 4 10
Students in 7 years 0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 2 5
Students in more than 7 years 1 25 0 0 0 0 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5

Program Costs

Non-resident students can establish resident status after living in the state for one year and meeting some additional specific conditions. For a comprehensive description of program costs, see University of Connecticut Graduate Catalog 2017-2018, available at: http://gradcatalog.uconn.edu/

Description 2017-2018 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) 14,500
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) 35,812
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter “NA”) NA
University/institution fees or costs 2,310
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g., books, travels, etc.) 1,000

Internship Data

All matriculated master’s/sixth-year and doctoral students for the last 10 years, since 2007, have completed supervised internships. The following tables provide data exclusively for doctoral students.

Internship Placement Table 1.

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
N % N % N % N N N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Students who obtained other membership organization internship (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
Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited 5 83 3 100 5 100 1 17 3 38 4 44 5 100 1 14 2 67 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited 1 17 0 0 0 0 5 83 5 62 5 56 0 0 6 86 1 33 1 100
Students who obtained any internship 6 100 3 100 5 100 6 100 8 100 9 100 5 100 7 100 3 100 1 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 6 3 5 6 8 9 5 7 3 1

 

Internship Placement Table 2.

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
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 6 3 5 6 8 9 5 7 3 1
Students who obtained paid internships 6 100 3 100 5 100 4 67 8 100 9 100 5 100 7 100 3 100 1 100
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

Attrition

There were 62 students who entered the master’s/sixth-year program in school psychology during the 10-year period 2010-2017. All of these students completed the program or are still enrolled. With respect to the doctoral program, there were 62 students who entered the PhD program during the 10-year period 2007-2017. Of this number, 10 students, or 16% did not complete the program for reasons that primarily involved a change in their career aspirations.

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e., new students) 5 5 7 9 8 8 8 4 5 3
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 3 60 5 100 4 57 5 56 4 50 5 63 4 50 2 50 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in the program 0 0 0 0 1 14 3 33 2 25 1 13 4 50 2 50 5 100 3 100
Students no longer enrolled in the program for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 2 40 0 0 2 29 1 11 2 25 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensure

All students who have entered the master’s/sixth-year or the doctoral program directly from the baccalaureate degree have passed the Praxis – School Psychology (0401- prior to 9/2014 or 5402- 9/2014 to present) Test prior to internship and therefore were eligible to obtain National Certification in School Psychology. In addition, all students who graduated from the master’s/sixth-year or doctoral programs were eligible for certification in school psychology by the Boards of Education in the states they chose to practice.

During the period 2007-2017, 42 students completed their doctoral programs; 34 of these students completed their doctoral programs between 2-10 years ago. Of this number, 9 students have been licensed by the Boards of Psychology in their state.

Outcome 2007-2017
The total number of program students (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 34
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 9
Licensure percentage 26%

Assistantships, Fellowships, and Other Aid

Subsequent to the students’ formal declaration that they intend to matriculate, the program faculty, and particularly the program coordinator, notifies every matriculated student of graduate assistantship opportunities. The majority of school psychology students receive graduate assistantships. The stipends associated with the assistantships are determined on the basis of the progress the student is making toward his or her degree completion. The stipends are among the highest in the nation. In addition, students on either full (approximately 20 hours per week) or half time (approximately 10 hours per week) graduate assistantships receive medical insurance benefits and remission of tuition. Graduate assistantships are funded through the Neag School of Education, grants, and contracts.

The rates for full-time graduate assistantships for the 2017–2018 academic year are as follows:

  1. $22,910.36 for graduate assistants with at least the baccalaureate.
  2. $24,107.27 for experienced graduate assistants in the school psychology doctoral program with at least the master’s degree in the field of school psychology.
  3. $26,802.17 for students with experience as graduate assistants who have at least the master’s degree and who have passed the doctoral general examination in school psychology.

The University also makes available numerous financial assistance programs based on academic merit or financial need. These include dissertation fellowships, summer fellowships, pre-doctoral fellowships, dissertation extraordinary expense awards, summer pre-doctoral fellowships, multicultural scholars program, and the outstanding scholars program.

 

General need-based financial aid includes Federal Stafford Loans (FSL), Federal Work Study (FWS), and University of Connecticut tuition remission grants. This assistance can be acquired by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Also, students interested in need-based financial aid can access the University of Connecticut’s student financial aid web site at www.financialaid.uconn.edu. For a comprehensive description of financial aid, grants, loans, tuition remission, assistantships, and fellowships see the University of Connecticut’s Graduate Catalog 2017-2018, available at: http://gradcatalog.uconn.edu/