Graduate School : Psychology
Psy.D. : Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Time to Completion

The PsyD Program in School Psychology at Alfred can be completed in a minimum of four years, inclusive of the internship and dissertation for students beginning with a Bachelor’s Degree. Most students take longer, as many elect to take additional practicum or internship options which extend the timeline while greatly enriching the experience gained by students. The following table presents data from all program graduates within the past seven years, illustrating program completion rates.

# of Students Graduating w Psy D Mean Years to Completion of Psy D Requirements Median Years to Completion of PsyD Requirements % Completing Psy D Requirements in less than 5 Years % Completing Psy D Requirements in 5 Years % Completing Psy D Requirements in 6 Years % Completing Psy D Requirements in 7 Years % Completing Psy D Requirements in more than 7 Years
Entry with Bachelor's 18 6.6 6.0 22 6 22 28 22
Entry with Master's in SP 17 6.2 5.5 12 35 18 23 12
Entry with Master's in Related Field 5 6.2 6 20 20 20 0 40

 

Program Costs and Support

PsyD students at Alfred typically matriculate as full-time students, and are thus eligible for additional financial aid. The estimated costs of attendance for 2013-2014 are listed below.

Expense

Per semester

Academic year

Full-time graduate tuition (12 credits or more)

$19,010*

$38,020*

Part-time graduate tuition

$810 per credit

$810 per credit

Student services fee

$475

$950

Assessment course fees

$80/160

$240

Liability insurance

$90 (fall payment)

$90

* Note: Each accepted full-time student is granted an assistantship covering 50% of tuition.

Alfred is committed to providing access to our doctoral program through a variety of financial supports. All full-time students are eligible for a graduate assistantship, and many students receive additional funding through competitive opportunities for fellowships and grants. The following supports are available:

  • Each accepted full-time student is granted an assistantship covering 50% of tuition.
  • Doctoral Fellowships providing additional funding for the first year are awarded to three or four incoming students based on evaluation of application credentials.
  • Grants and contracts obtained by the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families are often available to provide additional stipends, as well as offering rich clinical or research experiences.
  • A small number of full-tuition assistantships are awarded beginning in the second year.
  • Based on these resources, 75% of students beginning the program in the 2013-2014 academic year received additional funding to cover 79% or more of tuition costs.
  • Of the 21 doctoral students on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year, 67% are receiving funding support at 80% or higher for tuition costs.

Internships

Students in the PsyD program at Alfred enjoy a 100% success rate in securing internships. Most students are seeking positions in school sites which offer the range of experiences consistent with their career goals for practice in school settings. Others seek quality internships combining school and hospital or agency experiences. Those students whose career goals involve advanced training for research or academic careers seek internships that are APA-approved or offered by APPIC members. All internships are high quality and meet the guidelines established by the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP). Nearly every student secures a funded internship.

# of Students Who Applied for Internship

# Who Received Funded Internships

# Who Received Unfunded Internships

# Who Received APA- or CPA-Accredited Internships

# Who Received APPIC Member Internships

# Who Received Internships Conforming to CDSPP Guidelines (School Programs Only)

# Who Obtained 2-Year Half-Time Internships

2007-08

9

9

0

0

0

9

0

2008-09

8

8

0

1

1

7

0

2009-10

9

9

0

1

1

8

0

2010-11

5

5

0

0

0

5

0

2011-12 7 4 3 1 0 6 0
2012-13 4 2 2 0 0 4 0
2013-14 9 9 0 0 1 8 0

Attrition

Doctoral students at Alfred have a strong completion rate for the doctoral program. The mentoring and peer support help students to remain engaged and productive during coursework, internship, and dissertation phrases of the program.

Year of first enrollment

# of students enrolled

# and % who graduated with doctorate

# and % of students still enrolled in programs

# and % of students no longer enrolled for any reason other than graduation

2007 11 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%)
2008 8 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
2009 5 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2010 7 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
2011 8 0 (0%) 7 (88%) 1 (12%)
2012 9 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
2013 8 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)

Licensure

The PsyD Program in School Psychology at Alfred is approved by the State of New York as offering licensure-qualifying training which meets all educational requirements for the License in Psychology. Many of our students seek licensure, which allows them to practice independently, and to bill Medicaid for services offered in schools. Over the past 7 years, 31% of our graduates have attained their license for doctoral practice of psychology. Graduates who practice in schools do not need a license, but must become certified as a school psychologist according to state education regulations. Over the same 7 year period, 82% of program graduates attained this credential. All of these graduates have attained either their license as a psychologist and/or their certification as a school psychologist.

General Information

Application requirements

Faculty profiles

Financial information

Graduate success

Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families

About MA/CAS

Master of Arts/Certificate of Advanced Study (MA/CAS) Overview

Course sequence

Field experience

Mission and goals

Master's/CAS Handbook

About Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) Overview

Curriculum

Course sequence

Research experience

Student admission, outcomes, and other data

Mission and goals

Doctoral Handbook

Contact

Admissions Coordinator
Jana Atlas, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212
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Internship Coordinator
Lynn O'Connell, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212
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Program Director
Cris Lauback, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212
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Graduate Admissions
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ph: 607.871.2115
Ph: 800.541.9229
Fx: 607.871.2198
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