Application Deadline

The application opens October 15 and the target date is January 10. All application materials must be received by January 10, to ensure review by the program. 

Program Begins

 Summer - Applicants who are unable to begin during summer semester should contact the program director to make arrangements to begin in fall.

Transcripts

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

Assessment & Measurement - Combined MA/PhD

  • Personal statement - In a separate document, describe your personal and professional goals and how this program will help you meet these goals. In your statement, please discuss why you are interested in this field of study and in our program in particular, and the type(s) of career(s) you would like to pursue in the future. You may also indicate your research interests and preferences for an advisor.
  • Current professional vita or resume
  • Representative work samples demonstrating current professional skills (e.g., research papers or reports)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • In a separate document, describe any relevant experiences you have had performing assessment-related or other research. Be sure to provide the following information for each study you have been personally involved with: 
    1. where and when the study was performed
    2. your level of independence on the project
    3. a brief summary of the results and the impact or implications of the results                            
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree (B.A./B.S.) in psychology, education, statistics, or related field
  • General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native language is not English, unless you have earned a degree from a U.S. institution
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate programs attended

Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to campus or for an online interview on an individual basis.

Assessment & Measurement - PhD

  • Personal statement - Describe your personal and professional goals and how this program will help you meet these goals. In your statement, please discuss why you are interested in this field of study, and in our program in particular, and the type(s) of career(s) you would like to pursue in the future. You may also indicate your research interests and preferences for an advisor.
  • Current professional vita or resume
  • Representative work samples demonstrating current professional skills (e.g., research papers or reports)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • General GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native language is not English, unless you have earned a degree from a U.S. institution
  • In a separate document, describe any relevant experiences you have had performing assessment-related or other research. Be sure to provide the following information for each study you have been personally involved with:
    1. where and when the study was performed
    2. your level of independence on the project
    3. a brief summary of the results and the impact or implications of the results
  • Completion of an advanced degree (M.A., M.S. or Ed.S.) in psychology, education, statistics or related field

Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to campus or for an online interview on an individual basis.

 

Online Application
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

Back to Top