Admission to Program

Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • 18 hours of undergraduate psychology (behavioral sciences and/or education) courses (including undergraduate statistics);
  • Successful personal interview with faculty and students to assess abilities, characteristics, and readiness for the program;
  • Brief personal statement (750-1,200 words) describing the influences that have led you to consider school psychology as a career and why you believe JMU is the place for you to receive your training;
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and other professionals familiar with their academic work and relevant experiences; and
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended.
  • General GRE scores are optional and can be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

The application deadline is February 1 for fall admissions. Interviews will be held on February 25 and 28.

Applicants are notified of admission decisions shortly after the interview. Applicants will be asked to respond to the program of their intent whether they will attend or decline to attend JMU within a reasonable period of time.

Licensure/Certification
This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located while enrolled. You can also determine if the program meets the educational requirements specified by the licensing boards in other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.