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

Time to Completion for all students entering the program

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.

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 10 3 6 7 4 6 6 42
Mean number of years to complete the program 6.3 5.2 4.9 5.8 7.9 7.9 6.5 6.4
Median number of years to complete the program 6.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 8.0 6.0
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 2 20 0 0 3 50 2 28.5 0 0 0 0 2 20 10 23.5
Students in 5 years 2 20 3 100 1 16.6 2 29 2 50 0 0 0 0 10 23.5
Students in 6 years 2 20 0 0 1 16.6 1 14 0 0 3 50 0 0 7 16.6
Students in 7 years 2 20 0 0 0 0 1 14 1 25 1 20 0 0 5 12
Students in more than 7 years 2 20 0 0 1 16.6 1 14 1 25 2 33 4 80 10 23.8

Students entering the program with previous graduate-level coursework may be able to gain transfer credit. Such credits must be in courses in which the student earned a grade of B or better, and which duplicate coursework in Alfred University's School Psychology Program in breadth and depth. Students must complete at least half of their required coursework at Alfred University and attend for at least two years. Students entering the program with a previous Master's degree in School Psychology are usually able to complete their coursework in two years; those with Master's degrees in other areas of Psychology, Counseling, or Education typically take three years to complete their coursework. After completion of coursework, these students must complete a yearlong internship and an empirical dissertation study.

Program Costs

PsyD students at Alfred typically matriculate as full-time students, and are thus eligible for additional financial aid. The estimated costs of attendance for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 are listed below.

Description
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state)
$38,020*
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state)
$38,020*
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA")
$810
University/institution fees or costs
$950
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g., books, travel)
$1,800

* Note: Each accepted full-time student is granted an assistantship covering 50% of tuition ($19,010)

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:

  • 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, 100% of students beginning the program in the 2014-2015 academic year received additional funding to cover 63% or more of tuition costs.
  • Of the 16 doctoral students on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year, 69% are receiving funding support at 63% 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-accredited 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.

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
1
12.5
1
11
0
0
1
14
0
0
0
0
1
10
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
11
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)
7
87.5
8
89
5
100
6
86
4
100
8
89
9
90
Students who obtained other 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 any internship
8
100
9
100
5
100
7
100
4
100
9
100
10
100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process
8
-
9
-
5
-
7
-
4
-
9
-
10
-

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
8
-
9
-
5
-
7
-
4
-
9
-
10
-
Students who obtained paid internships
8
100
9
100
5
100
4
57
2
50
9
100
10
100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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.

Variable
Year of First Enrollment
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
N
%
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)
10
-
9
-
5
-
7
-
8
-
9
-
8
-
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts
4
40
2
22
0
0
1
14
1
13
0
0
0
0
Students still enrolled in program
3
30
7
78
5
100
5
71
6
75
9
100
8
100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree
3
30
0
0
0
0
1
14
1
13
0
0
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. Graduates who practice in schools do not need a license, but must become certified as a school psychologist according to state education regulations.

Outcome`
2004 to 2014
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago
47
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years
22
Licensure percentage
47%

 

General Information

Application requirements

Faculty profiles

Financial information

Graduate success

Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families

School Psychology Overview

About MA/CAS

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

Course sequence

Field experience

Mission and goals

Master's/CAS Handbook 2014

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 2014

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
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