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Stay up-to-date!

Please review your websites, graduate program manuals, policies documentation, and graduate forms to ensure that they are timely and up-to-date.

  • All forms, websites, and manuals should refer to "The Graduate School" and ""
  • Graduate School forms that are to be used should be downloaded from our Forms page. Please discard any blank forms you have, since most of the forms are pdf-fillable and must be typed online before being printed for signatures.

The latest Graduate Catalog is available at

Keep us informed!

Please keep us informed of your accomplishments and those of your students so that we can share your achievements with the JMU graduate community.

Send your program, faculty, and student news to Dr. Jie Chen Dean of The Graduate School, ( and Dr. Michael Stoloff, Associate Dean of The Graduate School. (

Graduate Program Directors

2015-2016 Program Director Manual - You may have received a copy of this when you attended your new program director orientation.

Assistantships - Link to this page to find information on hiring procedures and requirements for Graduate, Teaching and Doctoral Assistants.

Thesis and Dissertation - Link to this page to find information about document format, committee requirements, as well as electronic submission of documents.

Degree Progress - Link to this page for information about such issues as transfer of credit, course substitutions and waivers, continuous enrollment, comprehensive assessments, and degree completion requirements.

Curriculum Proposals

Deadlines & Dates - visit this link for the curriculum & program proposal dates and deadlines page

All new graduate program proposals must go through a pre-approval process. Contact A.J. Morey at

Effective August 18, 2008, course and program approvals will be processed online here. Faculty members enter course and program information into secure Web forms and approvers are notified through email when course proposals are ready for review 

The online curriculum system is available for the following:

  • Creating new courses or programs
  • Modifying existing courses or programs
  • Deleting existing courses, programs, or concentrations
  • Requesting new subject identifiers

If you have problems accessing the above sites or have questions, please email or call (540) 568-4064.

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