Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open September 1. 

January 4 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration. 

Program Begins

 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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement including statement of research interests, goals for graduate study and beyond and how the Psychological Sciences program will help you achieve these goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (from faculty members familiar with your previous academic performance and potential for graduate work)

After our initial review of all applications, applicants who are considered for admission will be invited to visit campus sometime late in February. Please check our program website at www.psyc.jmu.edu/psycsciences/admission.html for a current list of dates and make sure to keep the listed date(s) available.

Test Requirements

GRE General Test, subject area GRE desirable

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

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