Program Statistics

Clinical Psychology Program


 

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

We welcome talented students from every cultural background, and our university is exceptionally inclusive in terms of every kind of diversity.  The program is designed as a 5-year curriculum, with 2 years designated for MA requirements and 3 years for PhD requirements.  Additional requirements for tracks in Clinical-Forensic, Clinical-Child and Clinical-Neuropsychology take another 1 to 2 years.  Program graduates enter both academic and professional practice career streams, and are unusually successful on the EPPP examination in comparison with other doctoral programs in North America.  In a large dataset up to 1997, our graduands’ mean score was at the 91st percentile among graduands from 183 doctoral programs in Canada and the United States.

 

Applicant Data 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of applicants 122 164 139 120 128 102 121
Number accepted for admission 9 14 11 14 10 10 12
Size of incoming class 7 8 8 8 9 8 8
Students receiving financial aid (entrance awards) 7 8 8 8 9
8 8
               
Accepted for Admission:              
Admitted Students Avg Undergrad GPA/4.33 3.92 3.97 3.88 4.04 4.02 3.90 3.96
GRE Verbal Mean 580 161(86%) 161(85%) 162(86%) 163(90%) 160(82%) 161(85%)
Median 600 161(88%) 161(86%) 163(95%) 163(92%) 161(86%) 160(84%)
GRE Quantitative Mean 689 159(78%) 155(63%) 157(66%) 160(77%) 156(63%) 157(63%)
Median 680 690(79%) 156(68%) 156(65%) 160(78%) 157(66%) 157(67%)
GRE Analytical Writing Mean 4.65 4.4(65%) 4.5(91%) 4.8(85%) 5.1(93%) 4.5(77%) 4.6(80%)
Median 4.5 4.5(60%) 4.5(73%) 5.0(93%) 5.0(93%) 4.5(80%) 4.5(82%)
GRE Advanced/Psyc Mean 759 743(86%) 698(75%) 763(92%) 763(92%) 710(78%) 753(89%)
Median 750 745(91%) 720(83%) 750(91%) 740(88%) 720(83%) 765(94%)

 

             
Internship Acceptance Rates              
Total Number of Applicants 12 10 9 10 4 6 8
Number(%) Obtained Internships:              
APPIC 12(100%) 8(80%) 8(89%) 10(100%) 4(100%) 6(100%) 8(100%)
APA/CPA Accredited 12(100%) 8(80%) 8(89%) 10(100%) 4(100%) 6(100%) 8(100%)
Paid 12(100%) 8(80%) 8(89%) 10(100%)

4(100%)

6(100%) 8(100%)
2-year half-time 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
               
Time to Program Completion              
Students Completing Program BA Entry 2 4 5 12 8 6 8
MA Entry 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Years to Completion (BA entry) Mean 8.33 7.83 6.3 8.2 7.7 8.4 7.7
Median 8.33 7.5 6 8.5 7 9.3 7.3
Years to Completion (MA entry) Mean - - - 4
0 8 0
Median - - - 4
0 8 0

Licensure/Outcomes (2011-2017): 82%

From 2011-2017 the Clinical Program graduated 55 students. Currently, 45 of these graduates are licensed psychologists.

Student Attrition Rates (2011-2017):

Year of First Enrollment # of Students Enrolled # and % who Graduated with Doctorate # and % of Students Still Enrolled in Program # and % of Students no Longer Enrolled for any Reason other than Graduation
2010 12
6 (50%) 5 (42%) 1 (8%)
2011 7
0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
2012 8
1 (12.5%) 6 (75%) 1 (12.5%)
2013 7
0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2014 7 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
2015 9
0 (0%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
2016 8
0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
2017 8
0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)

 

Percentage of Students Completing Program from 2011 - 2017 in:    
5 years 9.8%
6 years 11.77%
7 years 25.49%
over 7 years 52.94%
 
Program Costs (per term) 2017-18:    
Tuition $1,834.63
Athletic-Recreation $75.42
Student Activity $67.80
Student Services $45.26
Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) $164.00
Total $2,187.11
   
Student Support: Clinical Students Entering Program 2017:  8 No. of Students Mean Award Value
Graduate Fellowships 8
$6,500
Teaching Assistantships (per semester) * 8
$5,819
Dept. Research Grant 8
$300
Special Entrance Scholarships 4 $9,000
External Awards (eg. SSHRC, NSERC, etc.) 3 $17,500
       

* Incoming students are eligible to apply for up to five semesters of TA support in the first two years (total value $29,095), subject to funding availability.

Other Awards and Financial Assistance

Research Assistantships:  Often available through individual supervisors.

University Aid:  Financial assistance for students in need is available through the University
(see http://students.sfu.ca/financialaid, departments do not have access to data).