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A Transnational Mission

Dr. Trevor Stokes, a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Psychology and Director of the Alvin Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center, traveled to the Country of Georgia (Sakartvelo) this past summer for his fifth visit endeavoring to complete unfinished work.

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PHOTO: Nick CurtisNick Curtis Named Virginia’s School Psychologist of the Year

October 30, 2015

Nick Curtis of Madison County Public Schools is Virginia’s School Psychologist of the Year. Mr. Curtis is now pursuing a doctorate at JMU where he has also served as an adjunct instructor. 

PHOTO: Dr. Bernice MarcopulosHarmison Elected to Fellow Status

October 29, 2015

At the recent annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), it was announced that Dr. Robert Harmison was advanced to Fellow status within the sport psychology professional organization

PHOTO:James Madison statueFaculty Win Prestigious Awards in 2015

June 1, 2015

A recap of prestigious awards received by members of the Graduate Psychology community during the 2014-15 academic year.

PHOTO:Debbie SturmGraduate Psychology Professor Wins Goodman Faculty Endowment Award

April 3, 2015

Dr. Debbie Sturm, an Assistant Professor in Graduate Psychology, was awarded the Goodman Faculty Endowment Award for her excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and curriculum development.


  • Monday, August 31
    Fall Semester Begins
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break – no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
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Welcome from Graduate Psychology

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Welcome to the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling! Our department offers eight graduate programs designed for individuals who want to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling. These programs share the goals of academic enrichment, development of research and applied skills, and personal and professional growth. More >