The JMU AT Program admits one cohort of 22 students each year.  The cohort begins classes in the summer semester.   Students are selected through a competitive process that includes two separate applications - one to the AT Program through ATCAS and the second to the JMU Graduate School. Applicants MUST complete the ATCAS application to be considered for admission. However, to receive an offer of admission the applicant must submit an application to the JMU Graduate School.

Pre-application advising may be obtained as follows:

  1. For general information about the program and the application process, first review the website.
  2. If you are currently a JMU student or live close to the university, attend an information session.
  3. After familiarizing yourself with the general information, please direct questions to

Financial Assistance with Application Fees

The JMU Graduate School charges a $60 application fee.  If you cannot afford this fee, you may apply for a graduate application fee waiver.

If you cannot afford the ATCAS application fees, please read consider their fee assistance and/or fee waiver policies.  

Important Dates

The JMU MSAT program application process opens on June 30. Our rolling admissions process is ongoing until May 2.


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.

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