Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Counseling Psychology Program

In order to help students make informed decisions about training programs, we provide information about

1. Time to program completion

2. Program costs (tuition and fees as well as assistantship and other funding available)

3. Internship acceptance rates

4. Student attrition rates

5. Licensure outcomes.

Time to Completion

The information provided below is summed over the past seven years. Between January 1, 2004, and August 1, 2010 a total of 66 doctoral students left the program. Of these 66 students,

  • 57 (86%) graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • 5 (7%) withdrew
  • 4 (6%) were dismissed.

Our official residency requirement is indicated in our handbook and on our website and states "The Counseling Psychology program requires at least 2 years of academic training at the University of Missouri.  In addition, at least one of these years must be in full time residence, which is defined as consecutive Fall and Spring semesters in which 9 credit hours are taken in each".  In reality, given that this is a residential campus and program, with rare exception, our students are in residence for their entire four or five years of course work. 

Of the 57 students who graduated, 39 (68%) entered the program with a Masters' degree, and 18 (31%) entered with a Bachelor's degree. Those who entered with a Bachelor's degree required a mean of 7.6 years to graduate (SD = 3.22 yrs, median = 6.19 years). Those who entered with a Master's degree required a mean of 5.99 years to graduate (SD = 1.94 years, median = 5.38 years). Of all 57 students who have graduated in the past seven years, including time granted for leaves of absence, 17% completed the program in fewer than five years, 23% in five years, 23% in six years, 21% in seven years, and 16% in more than seven years.

Entered Program with...

Advanced standing (e.g., already earned Master's degree)

Bachelor's degree

Completed program in < 5 years

9

1

Completed program in 5 years

15

2

Completed program in 6 years

6

7

Completed program in 7 years

3

5

Completed program in 7+ years

3

6

Program Costs for 2010-2011 Academic Year

Resident Educational fee (Tuition)                                              $ 306.80 per credit hour

Non-Resident Educational fee (Tuition)                                      $ 485.20 per credit hour

Information Technology fee                                                        $ 12.20 per credit hour

Student Activity fee                                                                    $ 135.99 per semester

Student Health fee                                                                       $ 92.78 per semester

Recreation facility fee                                                                  $ 133.11 per semester

Financial support (.25 FTE)*               $4,903 stipend for 9 month appointment, first year student

Financial support (.50 FTE)*               $9,806 stipend for 9 month appointment, first year student

*In addition to the stipend, both .25 FTE, and .50 FTE assistantships include waiver of tuition (resident and non-resident), but do not include the other fees listed above. Students with a qualifying 9-month assistantship in the academic year (both fall and spring semesters) before Summer Session also receive a tuition waiver and health insurance subsidy for the Summer Session if they have been appointed to a qualifying assistantship in the year following that Summer Session.

Doctoral students in the Counseling Psychology program are guaranteed a .25 level of support for five years if they enter the program with a Bachelor's degree, or for three years if they enter with a Master's degree in Counseling. Although it should be noted that a higher level of support is not guaranteed, over the past five years, every Counseling Psychology student who wished to have a .50 level of support was able to obtain an assistantship at this level.

Internships

 

Number and Percentage of students who...

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

...sought or applied for internship:

8

4

7

7

7

9

10

...obtained internships

8

100%

4

100%

7

100%

7

100%

6

86%

8

88%

8

80%

...obtained paid internships:

8

100%

4

100%

7

100%

7

100%

6

86%

8

88%

8

80%

...obtained APA or CPA-Accredited internships:

8

100%

4

100%

7

100%

7

100%

6

86%

7

77%

7

70%

...obtained non-accredited, APPIC member internships

0

0

0

0

0

1

11%

 0

...obtained non-accredited, other membership organization internships

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

10%

... obtained 2-year half-time internships

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Student Attrition Data

The table below provides specific information on the progress of students admitted in the last 7 cohorts.

Year of first enrollment

Number of students enrolled

Number and percentage who graduated with a doctorate

Number and Percentage of students still enrolled in program

Number and percentage of students no longer enrolled for any reason other than graduation

2004

8

4 (50%)

0 (0%)

4 (50%)

2005

7

1 (14%)

6 (86%)

0  (0%)

2006

8

0 (0%)

8 (100%)

0 (0%)

2007

9

0 (0%)

9 (100%)

0 (0%)

2008

5

0 (0%)

5 (100%)

 0 (0%)

2009

7

0 (0%)

7 (100%)

0 (0%)

2010

8

 0 (%)

8 (100%)

0 (0%)

Licensure Outcomes

 

A significant percentage of our graduates who have graduated from the MU Counseling Psychology in the past 10 years have sought and been awarded licensure.  Excluding the graduates of the last two years (given insufficient time to complete post-doc requirements), 78% of our graduates (69 out of 89) from 2000 to 2008 have obtained their psychology license.  The vast majority of those who have not chosen to pursue licensure are working in post-secondary/academic positions where licensure is not a core requirement or expectation for their positions.