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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 $55.00 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
December 1 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
4800 Calhoun Road
501 E. Cullen Building
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

See http://www.uh.edu/admissions/international/ for further information of interest to graduate international applicants.

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

OutcomeYear in which Degrees were Conferred
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 8 17 11 15 11 12 7 81
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.4
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5 5 5 5 4.8 5
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 33 1 9 6 50 3 43 15 19
Students in 5 years 5 63 9 53 6 55 8 53 8 73 5 42 3 43 44 54
Students in 6 years 1 13 6 35 3 27 2 13 2 18 1 8 1 14 16 20
Students in 7 years 1 13 2 12 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
Students in more than 7 years 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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 2015‐2016 Graduate Academic Handbook

♦ Transfer 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. 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 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.

♦ 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

Description2016-2017 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0
(doctoral tuition fellowship covers cost of 12 Fall credit hours, 12
Spring credit hours, and up to 6 Summer credit hours)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $0
(out-of-state tuition waived;see in-state tuition above)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") N/A
University/institution fees or costs $2655/yr
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1655/yr approximately

Internship Placement - Table 1

OutcomeYear Applied for Internship
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100
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
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
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
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
Students who obtained any internship 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 17 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 -

Intership Placement - Table 2

OutcomeYear Applied for Internship
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 17 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 -
Students who obtained paid internships 16 94 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from “Internship Placement – Table 1"

Attrition

VariableYear of First Enrollment
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 14 - 14 - 7 - 14 - 10 - 11 - 7 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 11 79 8 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 1 7 5 36 7 100 11 79 10 100 11 100 7 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 2 14 1 7 0 0 3 21 0 0 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome2006-2016
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 92
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 86
Licensure percentage 93%

Support Information, 2016-2017

  1. Funding support for all first year students is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) in the Department of Psychology. For 2016-2017 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 all 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 $1556 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 $119/month; State and University pay $419/month or $5028 total/year), a waiver of non-resident tuition rates for out-of-state students (worth $13,860/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 (worth approximately $8320/year). The tuition fellowship does not cover fees. 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).

    Bottom line: For tuition and fees, students should expect to pay approximately $970 for each of the Fall and Spring semesters next year and up to $715 in the Summer. Rates may increase slightly before Fall 2016. In order to qualify for the health benefits and a waiver of out-of-state tuition, students must maintain at least a 50% appointment, be registered as a full-time student, and in good standing. To qualify for the tuition fellowship, students must be registered as a full-time student and in good standing.
  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 2 course sections per semester. 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 all 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.

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