James Madison University

Curriculum Overview

 Course Sequence by Semester and Year in Program*


Courses in Bold are Required

1st Year
Fall

668 Cpl & Fam Sys
825 HSEA Sem
826 Dev. Psychopath.
864 Proc. of Psych.

874 Cog/Ed Assess
878 Practicum
881 Res & Eval1

Spring

611 School Psych
685 Psychopath
825 HSEA Sem
865 Int Psy Adults
876 Pers Assess
878 Practicum
881 Res & Eval

Summer

601 Psychopharm2
878 Pract. (CAPS)
881 Res & Eval
895 College Teach

2nd Year
Fall

605 Res & Inf Stats
613 Cognitive Science
825 HSEA Sem
867 Adv. Diag/Plan
878 Practicum
881 Res & Eval

Spring

606 Meas Theory
749 Multi-cultural
825 HSEA Sem
878 Practicum
881 Res & Eval

Summer

501 Spec Ed Inter2
612 Pers Theories2
878 Practicum
881 Res & Eval

3rd Year
Fall

625 Neuropsych
852 Consult & Sup
878 Practicum
900 Dissertation  

Spring

751 Psy Child & Ado
878 Practicum
900 Dissertation

Summer

616 Social2
878 Practicum

4th Year
Fall

850 Predoctrl Inter

Spring

850 Predoctrl Inter

Sumer

850 Predoctrl Inter

* Note this represents a sample course sequence based on no transfer of credits. However, because most students transfer credit for several courses, students usually have substantial flexibility in their schedules. Also, as indicated in the course curriculum, students are often given choices between courses.

1Once a student defends his or her dissertation proposal, that student enrolls in PSYC 900, Doctoral Dissertation, rather than PSYC 881, Issues and Techniques in Research and Evaluation.  

2Course is offered every other year.