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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:JMU Students prepare for dissectionPreparation by Dissection

October 21, 2014

Dissections have been the backbone of science classes across the globe for years, but Dr. Jeff Dyche, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at JMU, incorporated this learning technique into one of his graduate level classes in a fascinating way.

PHOTO: Dr. Michele KieltyProfessor-In-Residence Program Empowers Youth

October 1, 2014

In addition to being a licensed school and professional counselor, JMUís School Counseling Program Co-Coordinator, Dr. Michele Kielty, is putting her credentials to work as a Professor-In-Residence (PIR) at Kate Collins Middle School in Waynesboro, VA.

PHOTO:Keston FulcherFulcher Wins Award

May 9, 2014

Dr. Keston Fulcher, Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Assessment & Research Studies (CARS) received the faculty Impact Award.

PHOTO: JMU studentsGrad Student Seeks to Serve Diverse Populations in Schools

April 8, 2014

Through the Cultural Competency Practitioner Initiative (CCPI), the school psychology program equips students with the necessary skills to be advocates for children and families from a variety of ethnicities and cultures.


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    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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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 >