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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Student Admissions, Outcome, and Other Data

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program has curricular strengths in multiculturalism, prevention and outreach, and career development that make it unique among APA-approved Counseling Psychology programs. We emphasize collaborative research training, experiences in teaching and clinical supervision, and clinical experiences within urban settings with diverse populations. The program educates students to become both scientists and practitioners. It is the only Counseling Psychology program in the Chicago area. 

Admissions

Faculty review all applicants and we look at each applicant’s "total package". We look closely at GPAs, graduate level coursework, personal statements, letters of recommendation, research and clinical experiences. We take particular note of research experiences. Finally, we personally interview applicants to determine if there is a good match between the applicant and our program. In other words, it is important for us to attempt to determine if the applicant's personal and professional interests would be met by our programs strengths and emphases.

The average graduate GPA for those students that we have accepted into the program since 2004 is 3.8/4.0. The average GRE scores are: Verbal = 561, Quantitative = 612, and the Psychology Subject test = 587. In particular, for the students admitted into the class of 2013, the average verbal score was 570 with a range from 580 to 710, average quantitative score was 673 with a range from 500 to 730, the average psychology subject test score was 630 with a range from 590 to 690 and the average GPA was 3.9.

We attempt to achieve diversity in our student body along multiple dimensions that include gender, race/ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. Fifty-two percent of our current students are Students of Color and 81% are women.

Admissions Data
Year # of Applicants Admitted Enrolled Funded
2012 47 4 4 4
2011 47 4 4 4
2010 60 4 4 4
2009 55 5 4 4
2008 33 9 4 4
2007 56 7 5 6
2006 75 6 5 5
2005 54 6 5 5

Program Costs    

For the current incoming class, all students are supported with Graduate Assistantships which provide stipends of at least $12,000 plus a tuition scholarship.  Students are required to pay student activities fees.   Students are also required to purchase books and materials for courses.

Time to completion

The overall mean number of years to completion for all graduates since 2005 is 6 years. All of our doctoral students enter with a Masters degree. Most students complete their coursework by the third year, thus only the dissertation and pre-doctoral internship remain. The average years to completion is decreasing due to some structural changes in our program to facilitate the completion of dissertation proposals prior to pre-doctoral internship.

Years to completion
> 5 years   5 years   6 years   7 years
6%, 3/46   20%, 7/42   4%, 2/46   13%, 6/46
Summary Table by Year of Graduation
  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
# of graduates by year 5 9 5 7 7 5 2 6 4
mean years to completion 6.8 6.2 6.8 5.8 7.1 6.2 6 5.5 5.75
mode years 9 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 5
median years 7 6 6 5 7 3 6 5 5

Attrition

Since 2004, 4 of 46 matriculated students have left the program (8%).

Attrition by Class
Year of first Enrollment Number of Students Enrolled Number and percentage who graduated with doctorate Number and percentage of students still enrolled in program  Number and percentage of students no longer enrolled for any reason other than graduation
2005  5 5 (100%) 0 0
2006  5 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
2007  4 4 (100%) 0 (0%) 0
2008  4 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0
2009  4 0 4 (100%) 0
2010  4 0 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
2011  4 0 4 (100%) 0
2012  4 0 4 (100%) 0

Pre-doctoral Internship

According to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) from 2005 to 2013, we have successfully matched 82% of our applicants for pre-doctoral internships, most at APA-accredited sites.

Internship Applicants by Year
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
# applying for internship 6 6 7 3 6  3 5
# who obtained internships 4
(67%)
5
(83%)
 6
(86%)
2
(67%)
6
(100%)
 3
(100%)
4
(80%)
# who obtained
paid internships
4
(100%)
5
(100%)
 6
(100%)
2
(100%)
6
(100%)
  3
(100%)
4
(80%)
# who obtained 
internships at
APA/CPA-accredited sites
4
(100%)
5
(100%)
5*
(71%)
2
(100%)
6
(100%)
 3
(100%) 
3*
(60%)
# who obtained
non-accredited APPIC member internships
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
# who obtained
non-accredited, other membership organization internships
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 0
(0%)
 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
# who obtained two-year, half-time internships 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 0
(0%)
 0
(0%)
0
(0%)


*1 student obtained an accredited APPIC member internship

Recent Internship Placements

Licensure Outcomes

Total graduates since 2005 is 57.  Of the graduates, 46 or 81% are licensed.



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School of Education
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Chicago, IL 60611
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