Application Deadline

Autism - This program is not currently accepting applications.

Behavior Specialist -

Fall admission: Opens September 1st, Review starts February 1st, deadline March 1st.

Program Begins

Autism -  Fall

Behavior Specialist - Fall


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
  • 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)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) at the 25th percentile is required, IF the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. Otherwise, a standardized test is not required.
  • An interview will be conducted with candidates
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. 


The Behavior Specialist Concentration 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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