SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello friends, I've recently applied to the JFK University Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and was hoping some on this forum have attended, researched, or at least briefly considered the program and would share with me their thoughts. I've searched the forum and although I found one thread, it was pretty old (2008) and didn't cover much about the program's merit. Also, I have some problems more specific to my background and circumstances for which I'm seeking guidance and would like any input on those as well. Here are my concerns about the program specifically: 1) APA Accreditation is presently on probation. Is it even worth it to consider attending the program in light of this? 2) Internship matching rates: 11% of students obtain APA-accredited internships, 34% obtain APPIC internships, and 51% obtain CAPIC internships - would someone mind explaining to me, or linking me to information, regarding the limitations placed on career options by internship choices? I have a decent understanding of this, but want to make sure I'm not mistaken. 3) Cost: After tuition (~$110,000) and living and miscellaneous expenses over 5 years, I can't imagine I'll be any less than $300,000 in debt after graduating. How do potential students plan on paying this? 4) Licensure Rate: 62% - Any comments? Seems pretty outrageous for a school costing this amount of time and money and focusing so heavily on clinical practice. One of the reasons I'm considering JFK is because I missed a lot of deadlines for Fall 2012 submission, and I'm interested in schools in the San Jose/Bay Area, one of which I could apply for in time was JFK. Relative to descriptions of the program, it seems fine, but these stats concern me and I'm wondering if it's worth it for me to simply wait until Fall 2013 for me to apply to programs which are arguably better and less risky. Although I'm very interested in psychology at the level of theory, I can't say I'm up for - what seems to be and is reported as - the thankless and arduous process of research, and would as such prefer practice, private or otherwise. As far as I've been advised, most APA-accredited programs in psychology are fairly boilerplate/uniform and it doesn't much matter where you go to school if you plan on practicing psychology, so long as you can get licensed. I/O psychology may also interest me. I have a 3.4 GPA (due mostly to not attending classes and losing "points" for attendance, at the risk of sounding however that sounds) and very good recommendations from professionals in the field of psychology, though I didn't function in a clinical or research capacity in the mental health clinic. I know I have the academic and cognitive abilities to excel in graduate study, but I am naturally concerned about how competitive and committed I may look to an admissions committee. Thus, a less discriminating and slightly more expensive program like JFK may be beneficial to me. Although, perhaps a non-licenseable MS/MA in Psychology with flexible deadlines may be more beneficial whose credits I can then transfer to a Ph.D./Psy.D. program? Anyway, any advice would be hugely appreciated surrounding this. Thanks!