Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology Disclosure

Information for Applicants to our APA-Accredited Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program

Our Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology (COPS) at Marquette University was established in 1994 and began matriculating students in that year. The program was initially accredited by the American Psychological Association in 2002. The COPS program was re-accredited in 2005 and again in 2012. The next site visit will occur in 2019.

Student admissions, outcomes, and other data

Time to completion for all students entering the program

American Psychological Association directive: In their public materials, programs should provide the mean and the median number of years that students have taken to complete the program from the time of program entrance. These data should be provided for all graduates over the past seven years. Where applicable, these measures should be provided separately for students who began the program as bachelor level graduates and those who began with advanced standing (e.g., after having completed a separate master's program in psychology). The program should also provide the percentage of students completing the program in fewer than five years, five years, six years, seven years, and more than seven years.

Year in which Degrees were Conferred
Outcome 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 3 4 9 10 4 2 5 6 3 6 52
Mean number of years to complete the program 7 6.75 7 6.5 6.5 7 5.2 4 6 5.25 6
Median number of years to complete the program 8 6.5 7 5.5 6 7 5 4 5 4.5 5
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 1 25 1 11 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 20 5 83 2 67 3 50 14 29
Students in 5 years 1 33 0 0 2 22 4 40 2 50 0 0 3 60 1 17 0 0 2 33 14 29
Students in 6 years 0 0 1 25 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Students in 7 years 0 0 1 25 3 33 1 10 1 25 2 100 1 20 0 0 1 33 0 0 9 19
Students in more than 7 years 2 67 1 25 3 33 3 30 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 9 19

For program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion, see:

 

Program Costs

American Psychological Association directive: Programs are expected to make available the costs (i.e., tuition and fees) per student for the current first-year cohort. This information should include full-time student tuition, tuition per credit hour for part-time students, and any fees assessed to students beyond tuition costs. Programs may also provide information regarding current adjustments to tuition including, but not limited to: financial aid, grants, loans, tuition remission, assistantships, and fellowships.


Description 2017-18
1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $14,850
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $14,850
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) $825
University/institution fees or costs  $50
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $500
**Continuous Enrollment Fees applicable to all graduate programs  
Part Time $100.00
Full Time $100.00
Services Fees  
Application Fee $50.00
Diploma Mailing Fee - Domestic $10.00
Diploma Mailing Fee - International $15.00
Doctoral Dissertation Publication Fee $75.00
Examination, Comprehensive N/A
Readmission Fee $100.00
Transcript Fees  
Per Transcript $7.00
Immediate Service (Per Transcript) $30.00
Additional charge per international transcript $50.00

 In recent years most of the new full-time students in our doctoral program have been supported by a part-time research assistantship through the department or centers affiliated with our department. Scholarships and fellowships have also helped support some additional students. We will not know the number of assistantships that will be available to next year's students until our admissions offers are sent out to students in the middle of the spring semester. A variety of fellowships and other possibilities are also available for our students.

Most of the scholarships and assistantships that we offer students in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology go to doctoral students. We have two scholarships open only to current students within the department: Adelaide and Herbert Booz Scholarship in Neuropsychology, and the Janz Scholarship. A small percentage of our students decline assistantships to pursue outside employment.

COPS Schmitt Fellows:

Michelle Toigo 2017-18
Joanna Love 2015-16
David Phelps 2011-12
Michael Martinez 2010-11
Rose Lucey 2009-10
Shauna Fuller & Sara Hegerty 2008-09
Jessica Thull 2007-08
Augustine Kalameera 2006-07
Julie Jackson 2005-06
Nathan Pruitt 2004-05
Michael Madson 2003-04
Lee Hildebrand 2000-01
Bonnie Nicholson 1999-00
Margie Jacques 1997-98

See financial aid information regarding the Schmitt Fellowship

Diversity Fellows:

Karina Loyo

2015-16

See financial aid information regarding the Diversity Fellowship

Minority Fellows:

Ryan Warner

2015-18

See financial aid information regarding the Minority Fellowship

Internship Placement – Table 1

Three students are currently on internship. All three interns are in funded positions.

Year Applied for Internship
Outcome 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 3 100 7 100 7 100 5 83 5 83 3 75 3 75 4 100 2 67 3 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 25 0 0 0 0 1 33 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 3 100 7 100 7 100 6 100 6 100 4 100 3 75 4 100 3 100 3 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 3 100 7 100 9 100 6 100 6 100 4 100 4 100 4 100 3 100 3 100

Internship Placement – Table 2

Year Applied for Internship
Outcome 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 3 100 7 100 9 100 6 100 6 100 4 100 4 100 4 100 3 100 3 100
Students who obtained paid internships

0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained half-time internships

0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attrition

 American Psychological Association directive: Programs are expected to report the number and percentage of students who have failed to complete the program once matriculated.  

Year of First Enrollment
Outcome 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
N % N %   N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 4 100 5 100 4 100 3 100 3 100 4 100 4 100 3 100 4 100 3 100
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 4 100 4 80 3 75 2 67 3 100 4 100 2 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50 3 100 4 100 3 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 1 20 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2007 to 2015
Total number of program students (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 57
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 48
Licensure percentage 84%