James Madison University

Admission to Program

Entering students begin work in our program each fall. To receive full consideration for fall admission, submit all application materials, including letters of recommendation and supporting materials, no later than JANUARY 4.

To be considered for admission we require:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory grade point average;
  • Some undergraduate psychology courses, including at least one statistics course and one research  methods course;
  • Satisfactory scores on the general GRE, Psychology area GRE score optional
  •  (official score reports required);
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with previous academic performance and potential for graduate work;
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended;
  • Completed application forms, including a statement detailing goals for graduate study and beyond, research experience and interest (including a prioritized listing of two potential mentors from the list of faculty that are accepting students for the coming year), and how the Program can help meet these goals.

Direct your questions about admission to the program to the Program Director: Dr. Michael Hall (hallmd@jmu.edu).

Apply online now!

We will hold on-campus visits on Friday, February 20, 2015.  Please be sure to reserve this date in your schedule.

Announcements

  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.