Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Admissions Data

As a CPA-accredited program (since 2017-18), we are required to report on, and publicly disclose, statistical information regarding our clinical psychology graduate program and students. Please refer to the table below, for data regarding our clinical program’s applications, offers and enrolments* since our program’s inception in 2013.

Academic Year/Cohort 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Positions/training capacity 0 6 4 5 4 4 7 5
Applications – post-BA entry 0 29 43 63  65 71 39 152
Applications – post MA entry 0 11 7 12  27 18 12 33
Interviewed/short-listed 0 11 10 12  15 8 11 15
Offered admission 0 7 4 6  4 4 8
Offers as % applications
(automatically calculated)
17% 8% 8%  4%  4% 16%  4%
Accepted offer/enrolled 0 6 4 5  4 2 7 5
Of those Enrolled:  
Males 0 0 0 2  0 0 3 0
Self-identify as diverse
(i.e. minority, disability, LGBTQ)
0 0 3 1  2 0 3 0
From outside of province 0 2 2 2  4 0 2 1
From outside of Canada 0 0 0 0  1 1 2 0
External scholarship/fellowship 0 3 0 2  2 1 1 3
Internal scholarship/fellowship 0 6 4 5  4 3 7 5
First year tuition and fees $4,615 $4,708 $4,801 $4,898  $4,996 $5,095 $5,198 $5,302

*intakes were suspended for 2015

Student Age, Gender and Diversity

The current age distribution of our Clinical students is 23-37 years old. Approximately 19% of our students are male. In addition, about 59% of our Clinical Psychology students self-identify as belonging to one or more diverse groups (i.e. visible minority, person with a disability, LGTBQ), and 7% self-identify as Aboriginal. We continuously seek to increase the diversity of our student body

Student Research Productivity and Funding Sources

Our clinical students contribute to research in various ways. Many students also contribute to papers, presentations, publications as well as hold memberships in professional and/or scientific societies. Almost all of our students have enjoyed research funding, from internal (university-level) and/or external (tri-council) sources.

All incoming students have the option to participate in paid Graduate Teaching Assistantships with the Department of Psychology; MA students are funded for up to 2 years for teaching assistantships, and PhD students are funded for up to 4 years for teaching assistantships. Several students have also held paid Graduate Research Assistantships, depending upon research supervisor funding.

In 2021, campus Senate introduced the Minimum Funding Policy for PhD students.

Academic Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Total full-time students 11 11 17 21  26 29 27 29
Total part-time students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of students
(automatic)
11 11 17 21 26 29 27 29
Males 2 2 2 2  4 4 4 6
Age range 23-30 24-31 23-32 23-34  24-35 24-36 24-37 23-38
Self-identify as diverse
(ie, minority, disability, LGBTQ)
3 3 3 6  10 12 10 14
Co/authors of papers at
professional scientific meetings
11 11 17 14  15 14 14 16
Co/authors of articles in
referred journals
9 9 13 15 11 11 13 14
Members/affiliates in professional/
scientific societies
9 9 16 19  23 21 18 19
Teaching assistantship 10 10 15 18  17 14 18 19
Research assistantship 8 7 11 15  18 17 16 14
External scholarship/fellowship 4 5 7 11  15 18 14 15
Internal scholarship/fellowship 10 9 14 17  22 26 21 24
Worked more than 20 hours/week 0 0 0 0  1 0 0 0
Withdrew from programme 0 0 0 0  0 0 1 0

Internship Activities

All of our past doctoral students have completed, and current internship students are completing, CPA- or APA- accredited internships.

Academic Year of Internship 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Total applicants for that year 1 3 5 2 5 5
Applicants for 2nd (or+) time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Withdrew from APPIC match
(if applicable)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Matched to half-time internship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matched to full-time internship 1 3 5 2 5 5
CPA or APA accredited internship 1 3 5 2 5 5
Accredited match as % applicants
(automatically calculated)
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
APPIC, non-accredited internship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-APPIC, non-accredited 0 0 0 0 0 0
Of those who Matched:
Internship outside of province 1 3 4 1 4 4
Internship outside of Canada 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mean practicum hours on AAPI
–> Assessment and intervention 717 475 627 647 652 691
–> Supervision 201 268 270 249 330 420
–> Support 1,142 618 991 690 589 570
Mean total hours (automatic) 2,060 1,361 1,888 1,586 1,571 1,681
Stipend $57,187 $38,125 $36,085 $32,579 $32,334 $34,498

GRADUATE OUTCOMES

With our clinical doctoral-level program having launched in 2013, our first doctoral student completed a CPA-accredited internship in 2017-18 and graduated in 2018-19. We have had sixteen students complete all PhD requirements as of August 31, 2022.  To date, six of our graduates have completed all requirements for full licensure.

Academic Year/Cohort 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Graduated – Fall 1 0 1
Graduated – Spring 1 0 3
Total Graduates for Year
(Automatically Calculated)
1 4
Self-Identify as Indigenous 0 0 1
Average Time to Completion in Years – Post BA-entry 0 0 8
Average Time to Completion in Years – Post MA-entry (or N/A) 5 0 7
Total Number of Graduates in Preceding 7 Years 0 0 5
Males in Preceding 7 Years 0 0 0
Licensed in Preceding 7 Years  0 1 4
Licensed as % Graduates (Automatically Calculated) 80%

ACCREDITATION STATUS

Our Clinical Psychology doctoral program was accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in the 2017-2018 academic year, for a period of four years. Our next self-study is due December 2021.

CPA Accreditation/Head Office
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5J3
Toll free (in Canada): 1.888.472.0657 Fax: 613.237.1674
Email: accreditation@cpa.ca
Web: cpa.ca/accreditation