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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Student Admissions

The following information is published here to guide students through the graduate application process, though scheduling time with a graduate advisor is also recommended.

How to Apply?

Please click the following link for more information: Psychology Graduate Program Application. All required documents are to be directly uploaded to your account during the application process. Please prepare them beforehand.

Required Materials

  1. A completed graduate studies application.
  2. An official transcript from each institution attended.
  3. One official copy of your general GRE test scores. Please have your GRE scores sent by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to the University of Houston, University Park Campus (Code: 6870). The Department of Psychology will only accept official GRE scores sent from ETS.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. A $65.00 non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

Submission Process for Domestic Applicants

Program deadlines for receipt of application materials are as follows for fall admission the following academic year:

December 1 Clinical Psychology
January 15 Developmental Psychology
January 15 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
January 15 Social Psychology

We highly encourage applicants to submit their materials electronically:

  • through myUH, and
  • with electronic ETS delivery of test scores and
  • electronically delivered transcripts by academic institutions, if available.
  • Letters of recommendations should be received electronically.

Regular Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
PO BOX 3947
HOUSTON TX 77253-3947

Express Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
4302 University Dr, Rm 102
HOUSTON, TX 77204-2012

For Electronic Copy Submissions: gradschool@uh.edu

Submission Process for International Applicants

In addition to the materials listed above, the International Admissions Office requires that you submit the following:

  1. An official copy of your TOEFL scores.
  2. A letter of financial backing.
  3. The statement of understanding located in the application booklet.
  4. Two passport size photos.
  5. A $75.00 (US$) processing fee in addition to the departmental processing fee should be paid at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

Please forward all materials to:

International Admissions Office
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2161
United States of America

All applicants: You are encouraged to contact the Academic Affairs Office ( ptolar@uh.edu) to ensure your materials are arriving as requested. Applicants may be nominated for a Presidential Fellowship.

Outcomes and Other Data

Time to Completion for all students entering the program

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred
on transcript
14 8 8 17 11 15 11 12 7 13 116
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.3 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.37
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4.8 5 5  
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 2 14 2 25 0 0 3 18 2 18 5 33 1 9 6 50 3 43 5 38 29 25
Students in 5 years 6 43 4 50 5 63 6 35 4 36 4 27 6 55 2 17 1 14 3 23 41 35
Students in 6 years 6 43 0 0 1 13 5 29 3 27 6 40 4 36 4 33 3 43 3 23 35 30
Students in 7 years 0 0 2 25 1 13 2 12 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 7 6
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 13 1 6 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4 3

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate NA if not applicable:

Excerpted from Department of Psychology 2017-2018 Graduate Academic Handbook

Transfer Hours and Credit and Waiving Courses (limit: 6 hours) . Students who have completed graduate courses at other accredited institutions may petition to have those courses accepted by the University of Houston. Course transferring does NOT apply to graduate coursework taken for a received degree unless the hours received toward that degree exceeds the minimum required. For example, if a previous masters required 36 hours and a student had 42 hours when completing that degree, up to 6 hours of course transfer credit may be requested. No course credits below the 6000 level will satisfy departmental or area course requirements. First, the student should meet with the instructor teaching the equivalent course at UH with a course description, syllabus, and text information (if applicable) that was used for the course completed at the other institution. If the instructor agrees that the course is equivalent to ours, a graduate petition must be submitted with the supporting documentation to the academic affairs office for processing and approval by the Program Director, the Director of Graduate Education and/or Department Chair. For courses taken for a prior graduate degree within the minimum hours required or for coursework beyond the 6 hours allowed for transfer, students may request to waive taking a course, following the same instructor review as noted above for transferring credit(GRADUATE PETITION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OR AT http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/forms/gpsp.pdf).

Transfer of a Master's Degree . Students entering the program at the University of Houston with a Master's degree must provide official transcripts indicating satisfactory completion. The transfer of Master's degree credit must be approved by the student's Program Director, the Director of Graduate Education and/or Department Chair. A memo indicating such approval should be filed with the academic affairs office. Additional work may be deemed necessary for satisfactory conformance with departmental standards. Credit for a previously earned Master’s Degree is not automatic; every case is decided on its own individual merits.

Program Cost

Description 2017-2018 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0*
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $0*
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") N/A
University/institution fees or costs  $0
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1705/yr approximately
* Doctoral tuition fellowship covers cost of 12 Fall credit hours, 12 Spring credit hours, and up to 6 Summer credit hours; out-of-state tuition waived

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 8 89 9 90 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100
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 9 90 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 9 - 10 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 - 7 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
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 - 10 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 - 7 -
Students who obtained paid internships 8 89 9 90 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100
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

 

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 14 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 7 - 14 - 10 - 11 - 7 - 13 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 12 86 13 93 12 86 12 86 7 100 8 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 21 10 100 11 100 7 100 13 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 2 14 1 7 2 14 1 7 0 0 3 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2007-2017
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 96
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 89
Licensure percentage 93%

Support Information, 2017-2018

  1. Funding support for all first year students is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) in the Department of Psychology. For 2017-2018 the monthly stipend for a 50% appointment (20 hrs/wk) will be $1586.67, or $14,280 for the nine-month academic year. Students in TA appointments are assigned to 1 to 3 course sections per semester, depending on the workload of the course(s). Summer support as a TA ($4760 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student and fund availability. Students typically receive a summer assignment if requested. Research Assistantships (RA) are also sometimes available to first year students, if they will be working with a faculty member who has a funded project on which to place the student. Stipends vary, typically ranging from $1586 to $2083/month.
  2. Other benefits include an excellent comprehensive state employee health benefit package (after a 90- day waiting period) at low cost to the student (student pays $159/month; State and University pay $459/month or $5508 total/year), a waiver of non-resident tuition rates for out-of-state students (worth up to $15,240/year) and a doctoral tuition fellowship that covers the cost of twelve credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters and up to six credit hours for the Summer semester plus fees (worth approximately $11,073/year). While highly likely to continue, we do not guarantee the coverage of the fee portion of the tuition fellowship (approximately $490/semester). Please note that full-time graduate study for first-year in the Department of Psychology requires twelve credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters, and three or six credit hours for the summer semester (depending on program requirements). Rates may increase slightly before Fall 2017.
    Bottom line: For tuition and fees, students should not expect to pay out-of-pocket. In order to qualify for the health benefits and a waiver of out-of-state tuition, students must maintain at least a 50% employment appointment, be registered as a full-time student, and in good standing. To qualify for
  3. After the second year, students may qualify for a Teaching Fellowship (TF). Teaching Fellows are instructors of record for a course. Each TF is expected to instruct 1-2 course sections per semester, depending on course size. The current monthly stipend for a 50% TF appointment is $1722.67 or $15,504 for the nine-month academic year. Summer support as a TF ($5168 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student, and fund availability. Students typically receive a summer assignment if requested.
  4. The Department does not guarantee support beyond the first year. However, students in good standing are virtually always successful in securing up to 6 years of funding support through a combination of teaching, research appointments, external internships, or traineeships.

Download the complete Clinical Psychology Admissions data