School Psychology Program Information

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James Madison University

Updated: 01/03/2022

MSC 7401
70 Alumnae Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Program Director: Tammy Gilligan


Program Website:

* Special emphasis on training culturally competent and culturally responsive practitioners with advocacy and leadership skills.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), NCATE/CAEP Recognized
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 78
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
Financial Support
Number of interns who received stipends11
The Program has a 4 year HRSA grant to support training of school psychologists who will serve underserved, rural children and adolescents. Fellows receive an additional 10,000 stipend during their second year of training.
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

Total Enrollment (including interns)32
# of First Year Students10
# of Male Students6
# of Minority Students*9
# of interns during the academic year11
# of accepted students for 2021 / 202212
# of applicants for 2021 / 202254
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Tiffany Hornsbyhornsbtc@jmu.edu100 %
Debi 100 %
Tammy 100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

# of Students Taking Praxis8
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score167
Maximum Score189
Median Score179
Mean Score177
* Refers to the % of individuals that have, at one point, passed the exam based on a score of 165 (prior to September 2014) or 147 (September 2014 and on), regardless of number of attempts.
** All data were produced using the ETS® Data Manager for The Praxis SeriesTM tests. Some data may be incomplete given that not all examinees identify their origin program.
*** Aggregated Praxis statistics (median score, minimum/maximum scores, percentage passing) are available only for programs that have had at least five students designating their program/institution as a score recipient within the reporting period.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

Total Number of Interns11
Total completing internship entirely in school settings11
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Student Outcome Data

2019 / 2020

# of students completing program (including internship)10
Mean # of years to complete the program3
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students that left the program prior to graduation0
# of graduates employed by schools10
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0