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Special Education: M.Ed.

Application Deadline

Priority review of applications begins March 1. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.

Program Begins


*Instructional Specialist start date based on establishment of a co-hort

Degree(s) Offered

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants must upload a credential evaluation within the online application.

Test Requirements

GRE General Test

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Required Electronically

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program

  • Two-to-three page written statement
  • Resume
  • Submit two Letters of Recommendation (one from an individual who can speak of your potential as a graduate student and another who can comment on your professional dispositions)
All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores, if required, should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.