With satisfactory completion of this program a School Psychology and Counselor Education: School Psychology, M.A./Ed.S will be awarded.

Application Deadline

The application opens September 1 and the target date is February 1. All application materials must be received by February 1 in order to ensure review by the program.

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
  • Current professional vitae
  • Brief personal statement (750-1200 words) describing the influences that have led you to consider school psychology as a career and why you believe JMU is the place for you to receive your training
  • Three letters recommendation
  • GRE General Test is optional.

Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to a required day-long interview to be held in late February or early March.

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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