James Madison University

Welcome to Psychological Sciences!

The Psychological Sciences Program adopts a mentorship model to training graduate students who are interested in advancing the science of psychology through basic and applied empirical research. Students are accepted into the program to work with a specific faculty member whose interests are consistent with their own. Faculty interests cover a variety of branches within the discipline including Behavior Analysis, Clinical Research, Cognitive Science, and Quantitative Psychology. Program graduates usually pursue doctoral training following completion of their Master of Arts degree.


  • 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.