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Department of Psychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

CUDCP Policy for Graduate School Offers and Acceptances: Info for Applicants

CUDCP (www.cudcp.us) has adopted the following guidelines for offers into doctoral clinical psychology programs.  If you are applying to a CUDCP program, you should expect the following policies will apply.

  1. In most CUDCP programs, a subset of applicants will be invited for an interview.  Within a few weeks of the final interview dates, applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.  You may be offered admission, declined admission, placed on a wait list, or in some cases, a decision has not yet been reached regarding your application.  
  2. Training programs will notify students no longer being considered for admission as soon as possible.  In some cases, this information is communicated by the university graduate school and can take several weeks to be processed.  In some cases, you may be able to get updated information on the status of the application process (e.g., whether all interview invites have been extended; whether all offers have been extended), on a clinical program’s website, or by contacting a program administrator.  Beware of information posted on student-focused online forums that may be inaccurate or incomplete.
  3. Offers of admission can be extended during a large time period.  Most initial offers of admission are extended by April 1.  Offers may be communicated by phone or email, but should be followed up by a written confirmation within 48 hours.
  4. You should not be pressured, nor feel compelled to accept an offer of admission before April 15! This applies to offers of admission and to funding offers that accompany admission. It is impermissible for programs to request a decision prior to April 15 or to indicate that funding will be available only if students make decisions earlier than this date. Violations of this policy should be reported to CUDCP immediately (http://cudcp.us/contact.html) and your identity will be protected.  Of course, it is permissible for you to accept an offer as soon as you are certain of your decision (i.e., even before April 15).  But the decision to do so should be based on you, and not due to pressure placed upon you by a training program.
  5. Do not hold more than two offers for more than one week unless there is specific information (e.g., a visit is scheduled, funding decisions) you are waiting to receive from the program. Difficulty making up one’s mind is not considered an adequate excuse to limit the options available to other applicants.
  6. Once you have accepted an offer of admission to a training program, you should inform all programs in which you are still being considered.  Be sure to inform programs either that you are declining outstanding offers of admission or you no longer wish to be considered for admission.

Admissions Data

We would like to tell you about our admission process and the characteristics of our entering classes. Each year we interview approximately 50 students among the 150 to 300 who apply, and we admit six to eight new students. To give potential applicants realistic information about their chances of acceptance, here is some information on our applicants and accepted students over the past seven years.

Applicant Data2006200720082009201020112012
Number of applicants 309 260 310 315 297 259 276
Number accepted for admission 15 10 11 11 8 8 8
Actual size of incoming class 6 6 6 6 6 5 6
Incoming students receiving financial aid 6 6 6 6 6 5  6


Students Entering Program2006200720082009201020112012
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Average Undergraduate GPA 3.78 3.91 3.73 3.69 3.72 3.85 3.80

Loyola does not use the GRE-Analytical or Analytical Writing score to screen applicants, but we do use a "working screen" of 1100 total for the sum of GRE Verbal plus Quantitative. However, we examine all folders and have accepted some students whose GRE scores do not meet our preliminary cut-off. A lot depends on the applicant's other qualifications and experiences. Please note that we require the GRE Subject Test.

For instance, in addition to GREs and GPAs, our Admissions Committee looks closely at applicants' personal statements, letters of recommendations, and their research and clinical experiences. We take particular note of research experiences (e.g. we look for students who have presented papers at conferences or who have professional publications). Finally, we personally interview applicants to determine if there is a good match between the applicant and our program. In other words, we seek to know whether the applicant's personal and professional interests will be well served by our curriculum, and the chances that the applicant will be able to develop a good mentoring relationship with some of our faculty.

Often, a match between student and faculty is a key determining factor; if several students want to work with the same faculty member, we usually cannot accommodate all of them, even if they are highly qualified applicants. Finally, we attempt to achieve diversity in our student body along multiple dimensions that include gender, race/ethnicity, and professional interests. Approximately 25% of our current students are male; about 35% are members of minority groups and over half are specializing in our child sub-specialty. 

   Internship Placement Data

Our students have been very successful in securing highly regarded internships:

Applicants for Internship2006200720082009201020112012
Number applying 7 6 5 6 8 7 1
Number accepted on "Match Day" 7 4 3 5 7 7 1
Number accepted at APA accredited sites 7 6 4 5 7 7 1
Number accepted at APPIC member internships 7 6 4 5 7 7 1
Number accepted with funding 7 6 4 5 7 7


   Previous Internship Placements


Cleveland VA Medical Center (NK; Cleveland, OH)
Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Mt. Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital Center (New York, NY)
University of Illinois-Psychiatric Institute (Chicago, IL)


Harvard Medical School-Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA)
Harvard Medical School-Judge Baker and Children’s Hospital (MJ; Boston, MA)
Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
VA Medical Center-Hines (Hines, IL)


Allendale Association (CS; Lake Villa, IL)
Baylor College of Medicine (SK; Houston, TX)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (JH; Clinical Child; Long Island, NY))
Ravenswood Hospital/Community Mental Health Center (Chicago, IL)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center (SJ; Child and Pediatric; Chicago, IL)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (CS; Community Child; Chapel Hill;, NC)
Wayne State University (GB; Detroit, MI)


Bedford VA Medical Center (Bedford, MA)
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics (CEF; Minneapolis, MN)
Children’s National Medical Center (SE; Washington, DC)
The Menta Group (VW; Aurora, IL)
Ravenswood-Illinois Masonic Hospital/Comm Mental Health Center (WS, BV; 2; Chicago, IL)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School (BZ; Bryce Hospital; Birmingham, AL)


Cambridge Hospital (AB; Cambridge, MA)
VA Chicago Health Care System-West Side Division (AA; Chicago, IL)


Baylor College of Medicine (CR; Houston, TX)
Children’s Memorial Hospital (RNG; Chicago, IL)
North Shore University Hospital/NYU (LR; Child/Neuropsychology Track; Manhasset, NY)
Northwestern University Hospital (KN; Chicago, IL)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center (RMC; Child and Pediatric; Chicago, IL)
University of Chicago (MW; Adult Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; Chicago, IL)
VA Medical Center-Hines (FG; Hines, IL)


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (AS; Chicago, IL)
Brown University Clinical Consortium (DF; Child Clinical/Pediatric; Providence, RI)
Children’s Hospitals-Minneapolis (JW; Minneapolis, MN)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Medical School (CLH; Chicago, IL)
University of Florida Health Sciences Center (LR; Clinical Neuropsychology; Gainesville, FL)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System (BR; Clinical Neuropsychology; Palo Alto, CA)


Children’s Memorial Hospital (JD; Chicago, IL)
Cornell University/Payne Whitney/New York Hospital (CS; New York, NY)
Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins University (NC; Baltimore, MD)
Rush University Medical Center (EFB; Chicago, IL)
University of Illinois-Chicago-Counseling (AS; Chicago, IL)
University of Illinois-Chicago-Psychiatry-IJR (CK; Chicago, IL)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (RK; Chicago, IL)


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (KK; Chicago, IL)
Allendale Associates/Bradley Counseling Center (IM, Lake Villa, IL)
Allendale Associates/Bradley Counseling Center (DM, Lake Villa, IL)
Children’s Hospital at Stanford (EE; Palo Alto, CA)
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (VO; Chicago, IL)
Long Island Jewish/Zucker-Hillside (MA; Glen Oaks, NY)
UC Davis Medical Center-CAARE Center (PO; Sacramento, CA)


Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (HH; Hoffman Estates, IL)
Brown Medical School (BJ; Providence RI)
Albert Einstein/Montefiore (EPD; Bronx, NY)
New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center (MR; New York, NY)
University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health Institute (JS; Tampa FL)
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior (JZ; Los Angeles, CA)


Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (RCS; Hoffman Estates, IL)
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (KO; Hoffman Estates, IL)
Indianapolis University School of Medicine (BL; Indianapolis, IN)
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center (JG; Bronx, NY)

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (JS; Chicago, IL)
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (KK; Orange, CA)
Rush University Medical Center (EL; Chicago, IL)
University of Chicago Medical Center (JE; Chicago, IL)
VA Medical Center-Miami (PS; Miami, FL) 


Columbia University Medical Center (SB; New York, NY)
Harvard Medical/Cambridge Hospital (MP; Cambridge, MA)
La Rabida Children’s Hospital (CC; Chicago, IL)
SUNY Upstate Medical University—Syracuse (LZ; Syracuse, NY)
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Psychology (RWL; Chapel Hill, NC)
University of Washington—Psychiatry (JSK; Seattle, WA)
VA Medical Center—West Los Angeles (CC; Los Angeles, CA)


Emory University/Psychology and Behavioral Science (JC; Atlanta, GA)
Children's Memorial Hospital (BE; Chicago, IL)
Children's Hospital of Minneapolis (AL; Minneapolis, MN)
Rush University Medical Center (ER; Chicago, IL)
Dartmouth Medical School (CR; Lebanon, NH)
University of Tennessee (KS; Memphis, TN)


University of Chicago Medical Center (JW; Chicago, IL)


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CE; Philadelphia, PA)
Brown Medical School (LH; Providence, RI)
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (AR; Chicago, IL)
La Rabida Children's Hospital (AS; Chicago, IL)
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital (RW; Houston, TX)
Baylor College of Medicine (CZ; Houston, TX)

Time to Graduation        

Graduation Outcomes2006200720082009201020112012
Number Completing the Program 7 7 4 8 3 5 8
Mean years to complete Ph.D. 7.13 6.30 7.25 5.96 5.92 5.99 6.84
Median years to complete Ph.D. 5.92 5.92 5.92 5.92 5.92 5.92 6.58
Mode years to complete Ph.D. 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
% Completing Ph.D. in < 5 years 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
% Completing Ph.D. in 5 years 28% 28% 0% 12% 0% 20% 0%
% Completing Ph.D. in 6 years 28% 28% 75% 75% 100% 60% 50%
% Completing Ph.D. in 7 years 14% 28% 0% 12% 0% 20% 38%
% Completing Ph.D. in > 7 years 28% 14% 25% 0% 0% 0% 12%

Attrition by Class    

Attrition by Class200420052006200720082009201020112012
Number of students enrolled 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 6
Number graduated with doctorate 6 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Number of students still currently enrolled 0 0 1 2 6 6 6 5 6
Number of students no longer enrolled 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0


In a survey of the 64 students who graduated between the years 1997-2005, 55 responded to the licensing questions.  Of these, 52 (94%) are licensed.  The other three did not take a licensing examination, either because they are not employed as a psychologist (n=2) or because they are still on post-doc (n=1).

   Employment Outcomes

Post-Graduation Outcomes (2002-present)

The following list provides information regarding employment placements for our recent graduates. Most graduates of our program tend to do 1-2 years of post-doctoral activities (to secure needed experiences for licensure and/or to specialize in a given area) and then seek employment. Rather than full names, we have provided initials of our graduates in the list below.

2001-2002 (includes graduations in 8/01, 12/01, 5/02)

DZ: University of Illinois-Chicago; Bi-Lingual Staff Psychologist

MLJ: Clinical Psychologist, State/County Hospital

SJ: Clinical Psychologist, Independent Practice
LK: Associate Training Director & Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Children's National Medical Center,
Washington, DC 

CS: Allendale Association/Bradley Counseling Center; Outpatient Services Division
GB: Children's Research Triangle (non-profit), Chicago, IL
CS: Cognitive Assessment Services, Inc., Pediatric Neuropsychologist
SK: Assistant Professor, Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
SV: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program, University of Chicago

2002-2003 (includes graduations in 8/02, 12/02, 5/03)

MJ: Staff Psychologist, Community Mental Health Center, Rochester, NY
JH: Not currently employed (maternity leave)
WS: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Independent Practice
BV: Staff Psychologist, Lutheran General Hospital Counseling Center
SE: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychodiagnostic Services of Southern Maine
CEF: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
WM: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Children's Neuropsychological Services, Andover, MA
VW: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, School-based assessments and interventions, Friendswood, TX
BZ: Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist University of Minnesota Medical School, Center for Sexual Health, Program in Human Sexuality

2003-2004 (includes graduations in 8/03, 12/03, 5/04)

AA: Clinical Neuropsychologist & Loyola University Chicago (part-time instructor)
NK: Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Clinical Psychologist
AB: Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychologist Associates
DD: School Psychologist, Washington, DC

2004-2005 (includes graduations in 8/04, 12/04, 5/05)

RMC (8/04): Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Staff Psychologist, Children's Hospital Boston, Pain Treatment Service
RNG (8/04): Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL
CR (8/04): Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
LR (8/04): Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center
FG (8/04): Research Associate, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
KN (8/04): Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

2005-2006 (includes graduations in 8/05, 12/05, 5/06)

LR: (8/05): Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurobehavioral Associates, Riverwoods, IL
JW: (8/05): Children's Hospital, Duluth, MN
DF (8/05): Staff Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
BR (8/05): Neuropsychologist, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
CL (8/05): Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University; Clinical Psychologist, Wellsprings Health Associates
MW (5/06): Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry and Cancer Risk Center
AS (5/06): Post-doctoral Fellow, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, Chicago, IL

2006-2007 (includes graduations in 8/06, 12/06, and 5/07)

EFB (8/06): Clinical Instructor, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center
NC (8/06): Pediatric Neuropsychologist, St. Louis Children's Hospital
CK (8/06); Program Coordinator and Consultant, Center for Women and Gender, University of Illnois Chicago
CS (8/06): Staff Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute; New Jersey Neuroscience Institute

AS (8/06): Adjunct On-line Psychology Instructor
JD (12/06): Not currently employed (maternity leave)
RK (12/06): Not currently employed (maternity leave)

MA (8/07): Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellow, Elk Grove Village, IL
EE (8/07): Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
PO (8/07): Senior Fellow in Forensic Psychology, USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Science, Los Angeles, CA
IM (12/07): Clinical Therapist, Family Counseling Center, Freeport, IL

HH (8/08): Clinical Psychologist, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
BJ (8/08): Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI
EPD (8/08): Psychologist on Clinical Trials, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
MR (8/08): Staff Psychologist, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
JS (8/08): Visiting Instructor, Loyola University Chicago
JZ (8/08): Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
VO (8/08): Counselor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
KK (12/08): Lead Researcher, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, Medford, MA

JG (8/09): Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Psychiatry Department, Mount Sinai Hospital
BL (8/09): Postdoctoral Fellow, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL
KO (8/09): Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuropsychology, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

RCS (8/08): Research Consultant, Non-Profit organization
JE (8/08): Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universtiy of Chicago, Chicago, IL
ELK (8/08): Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rush Universtiy Medical Center, Chicago, IL
JS (12/08): Clinical Psychologist, Family Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Program Costs   

For the current incoming class, all 6 students have stipends of at least $15,000 and a full tuition scholarship.  Students are required to pay a student activities fee and a public transportation fee (UPASS) which total approximately $200.  Health insurance is covered by our graduate school.  Students are also required to purchase books and materials for courses.


Over the past seven years, 66% of our students in the first 4 years of our program have presented papers or posters at professional meetings, and 30% have authored or co-authored professional publications. All are members of at least one professional organization, such as APA.

Although we cannot accept all qualified applicants, we encourage all interested students to apply. We hope this information has been helpful in giving you important information about our students and their accomplishments. You also might want to check out other Websites that provide information about the selection process for graduate school and explain the process in terms that might be relevant to many of the schools you are interested in.


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