Application Calendar for JMU CSPA M.Ed. Students

CSPA Calendar

CSPA Interview Dates:

  • Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Friday, February 24, 2023

The priority application deadline is January 2, 2021 and the final deadline is January 15, 2023

Important Dates for 2022-2023

  • 8/24/22: First day of classes
  • 9/1/22 Form due for fall 2022 practicum
  • 10/12/22-10/14/22: Fall break (no classes)
  • 10/13/22: Last day to submit an application to graduate in May 2023
  • 10/31/22: Form due for spring 2023 practicum
  • 11/7/22: Spring registration begins
  • 11/19/22-11/27/22: Thanksgiving holiday (no classes)
  • 11/28/22-12/2/22: Assistantship interviews
  • 12/9/22: Form due for fall 2023 assistantship selections
  • 12/9/22: Last day of class
  • 5/5/23: Form due for summer 2023 practicum


  • Monday, August 8 (12:00-4:00pm): CSPA Orientation for 1st years, 2nd years, and part-time students, in Madison Union (Taylor) 404.
  • Thursday, August 18 (8:30am-12:30pm): The Graduate School’s New Graduate Orientation for 1st years, in Madison Union Ballroom
  • Sunday, August 28 (4:00-7:00 for 1st years, 5:00-7:00 for others): Graduate Psychology Orientation and Picnic, at the JMU Farm

Fall Library Orientation

The links below provide information regarding the libraries on campus. For additional assistance with the library, contact Brian Sullivan at or Liz Chenevey at

Practicum Class

Each student (full and part time) must attend the practicum class during one spring semester of their academic career. It is preferable you attend the class during the spring semester in which you are involved in an actual practicum. You will register for this course, PSYC 696, during your last semester. Class dates coming soon.