Here are a few highlights from the 2005 NCSPP Self Study (see "A culture of inclusion"), in which 43 of the 57 NCSPP member programs completed all sections of the study and response rates varied by section. In some cases, data were supplemented by material from APA's 2006 Graduate Study in Psychology and 2004-05 Faculty Salaries in Graduate Departments of Psychology survey, involving U.S. and Canadian graduate departments of psychology.

  • The median time to complete a doctoral degree at an NCSPP school is five years.

  • 77 percent of NCSPP member programs offer master's degrees in psychology. Of the 92 master's degrees offered, 76 percent are terminal master's degrees.

  • 28 percent of NCSPP member programs are religiously affiliated.

  • 43.7 percent of all NCSPP school faculty are women.

In the main story, statistics on ethnic-minority faculty are based on APA's 2004-2005 faculty salary survey data and represent 47 of the 60 NCSPP schools; statistics on independent versus university-based settings are based on self-study data from 52 responding programs; and statistics on nonprofit versus for-profit schools are based on self-study data from 50 valid responses.

-T. DeAngelis