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Application Deadline

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

Program Begins



Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

A completed AT Admission Application will include:

  • A completed Graduate School Application:
  • A completed ATCAS Application, which includes:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities where you have earned or will be earning a degree or completed pre-requisite requirements
    • Cover letter and resume
    • Three letters of recommendation from professional references. (At least one recommendation must be from a certified/licensed athletic trainer with whom the student was supervised by during their observation hours.)
    • Writing sample
    • Documentation of 50 or more observation hours under the supervision of a certified/licensed athletic trainer
    • JMU technical standards verification
    • All non-native English speakers are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (internet-based).
    • GREs are NOT required for application to the MSAT degree program.                          
Pre-requisite Course Information: To see the information, click here


Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Details regarding transcripts and credential evaluations from non-US academic institutions can be found on the Transcripts & Credential Evaluation webpage. 



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 and 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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