Application Requirements

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.

If applying to Behavior Specialist concentration, the deadline is January 15, 2016.

Program Begins


*Instructional Specialist start date based on establishment of a cohort

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Test Requirements
GRE General Test
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.

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