The financial support provided for the doctoral students in clinical psychology is among the best of any Psy.D. program in the country. What's distinctive is that all of our students are funded for the entirety of their time on campus. For the first three years of the program, financial support comes from three primary sources: 1) tuition remission, 2) practicum pay, and 3) supplemental stipend money from the department. This past year, each student in the program received total combined financial support of $31,000.
It is important to remember that financial support is paid out on a monthly basis and represents combined support from the three funding vehicles noted above. In addition to the standard support provided all admitted students, competitive scholarships are also available through the Graduate School. Our students have been the most competitive on campus, with 75% of our incoming students over the last two years receiving supplemental scholarships in annual amounts ranging from $1500 to $3500. A small number of students are also selected for teaching assistant positions and receive supplemental stipends during the first three years on campus.
With the recent changes to our program, students will be on campus for a total of four years; the fourth year being spent full-time doing clinical research in a faculty member's lab and completing the dissertation. The Graduate School has committed to the Psy.D. Program that this final year will be a no-cost year, with students receiving full tuition remission and $19,000 in stipend money for the year. As you can see from the above, our financial support program is exceptional.