M.A./Ed.S. On Campus

School Psychology

James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
466 USD/credit 7689 USD/year
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The School Psychology program at James Madison University is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). 


About this Degree

The School Psychology program at James Madison University emphasizes the role of the culturally competent school psychologist as that of a facilitator of an individual's overall well-being and potential. Within an integrated theoretical framework, students are prepared to be culturally competent, interpersonally skilled, data-oriented problem solvers. Central to the program focus is the understanding of children within a systems context, including the family, the school and the socio-cultural environment. Students are prepared in assessment for intervention, prevention, and promotion of well being, counseling, educational and mental health consultation, behavioral and cognitive interventions, and applied research. They are prepared to be applied child and adolescent psychologists in diverse educational and mental health settings.

The program, housed within the Department of Graduate Psychology, which resides within the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS), expects students to have a commitment to academic excellence, personal growth, professional responsibility, sensitivity to and understanding of human diversity, and effective interpersonal relationships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Role and Function of the School Psychologist 
  • Psychological Foundations of Education 
  • Intermediate Inferential Statistics 
  • Measurement Theory 
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Advanced Developmental Psychopathology 
  • Counseling Techniques 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current professional vitae
  • Brief personal statement (750-1200 words) describing the influences that have led you to consider school psychology as a career and why you believe JMU is the place for you to receive your training
  • Three letters recommendation
  • GRE General Test
  • Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to campus for a required day-long interview to be held in late February or early March.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7689 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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