Counseling Psychology APA Accreditation

The Counseling Psychology (CP) PhD program at the University of Denver has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986 when we received full accreditation. Our program has been continuously accredited since that time. Our last APA site visit occurred in 2018 when we received re-accreditation for 10 years until 2028.

Ph.D. Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Time to Completion For All Students Entering the Program

Outcome Years in Which Degrees Were Conferred                    
  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 11 9 6 3 6 4 8 5 12 5 71
Mean number of years to complete program 5.73 5.36 4.33 5 5.17 5.25 5.62 4.6 6.41 5.14 5.44
Median number of years to complete program 5 5 4 5 5 5.5 5.5 5 6 5 5

Time to Degree Ranges

  2011-2012   2012-2013   2013-2014   2014-2015   2015-2016   2016-2017   2017-2018   2018-2019   2019-2020   2020-2021   Total  
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in Less Than 5 Years 0 0 2 22 4 67 1 33 1 17 1 25 2 25 2 40 0 0 2 29 15 21
Students in 5 Years 6 54.5 6 67 2 33 1 33 3 50 1 25 2 25 3 60 4 33 3 43 31 44
Students in 6 Years 3 27.3 0 0 0 0 1 33 2 33 2 50 3 37.5 0 0 3 25 1 14 15 21
Students in 7 Years 1 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 1 14 4 6
Students in More Than 7 Years 1 9.1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.5 0 0 3 25 0 0 6 8

More information regarding admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work can be found at Counseling Psychology Admission Requirements and Handbooks & Forms.

 

Program Costs

Description

2021-2022 1st Year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state) (8 credits per quarter for 3 quarters)

$35,760

Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) (8 credits per quarter for 3 quarters)

$35,760

Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount, if not applicable enter “NA”)

$1,490

University/Institution fees or costs (includes optional health insurance)

$4,305

Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)

$4,147

More information about Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships can be found on page 60 of the 2021-2022 Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student Handbook (PDF). Full-time status is considered 8 or more credits at the University of Denver. Additional estimated fees or costs reflect books, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees.

 

Internship Placement – Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship                                      
  2011-2012   2012-2013   2013-2014   2014-2015   2015-2016   2016-2017   2017-2018   2018-2019   2019-2020   2020-2021  
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Student who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships* 8 89 6 86 3 75 6 100 6 100 8 100 6 100 11 100 5 100 14 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 8 89 6 86 3 75 6 100 6 100 8 100 6 100 11 100 5 100 14 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 9 100 7 100 4 100 6 100 6 100 8 100 6 100 11 100 5 100 14 100

 

Internship Placement – Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship                                      
  2011-2012   2012-2013   2013-2014   2014-2015   2015-2016   2016-2017   2017-2018   2018-2019   2019-2020   2020-2021  
  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 9 100 7 100 4 100 6 100 6 100 8 100 6 100 11 100 5 100 14 100
Students who obtained paid internships 8 89 6 86 3 75 6 100 6 100 8 100 6 100 11 100 5 100 14 100
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Internship Match % for past 6 years (2015/16-2020/21) = 100% all full-time, APA accredited, and paid.

 

Attrition

Outcome Year of First Enrollment                                      
  2011-2012   2012-2013   2013-2014   2014-2015   2015-2016   2016-2017   2017-2018   2018-2019   2019-2020   2020-2021  
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 8 100 8 100 8 100 9 100 8 100 8 100 9 100 9 100 8 100 8 100
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 8 100 6 75 7 87 7 78 7 87 3 38 2 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in the program 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 1 13 5 62 7 78 9 100 7 87 8 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 2 25 1 13 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0

Licensure

Outcome

2011 - 2021

The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago

52

The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years

50

Licensure percentage

96%