Application Deadline

Applications are processed throughout the year and students are placed in the appropriate courses based on their admission date and their background.  However, the application portal will be closed two weeks prior to the start of each semester, to make sure all the applications are processed for the upcoming semester.  Please see the Tentative Cohort Program for the semester start dates.

Please make sure that all the required items have been submitted, by checking your Activity Page where you can view your checklist for any missing items.  Application reviews take approximately 3-4 weeks (slightly longer during the summer). You may check your status after 15 days. 

Program Begins

Fall, Spring, Summer


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
  • Personal statement of goals
  • Resume
  • GRE is optional, but recommended
Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants are welcome to apply, however, this program is offered online only

Visas to study in the United States can only be issued for primarily in-person programs. A visa cannot be issued for programs that are primarily online.

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

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