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James Madison University

In 1907, the citizens of Harrisonburg, a rural city two hours south of Washington DC, campaigned to bring a new Normal School to the region. Their ultimate success gave birth to an institution that would claim a century with innovative, forward-thinking educators and legions of students eager to make the status quo obsolete. In 1908 the Madison began — and it has not stopped or slowed down since.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

In 1907, the citizens of Harrisonburg, a rural city two hours south of Washington DC, campaigned to bring a new Normal School to the region. Their ultimate success gave birth to an institution that would claim a century with innovative, forward-thinking educators and legions of students eager to make the status quo obsolete. In 1908 the Madison began — and it has not stopped or slowed down since.

Education

  • Majors
    • Minors
    • Pre-professional programs
    • Graduate programs
    • Distance Learning
    • Outreach and Engagement
    • Honors Program
    • General Education

Research

The world's knowledge is expanded through innovative and cutting-edge research, widely available to our undergraduates.

Career

The purpose of a Career Fair is to learn about jobs and internships available, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network.

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Why Apply to this University?

  • Study in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and join a community of 22,000 students.

  • Over 550 international students enrolled at JMU in 2016.

  • JMU ranks 2 as best public school in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

  • JMU has a great balance of educational, social and extracurricular activities.

  • JMU is named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges.

  • Choose from 46 Master's programmes in Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, or Arts.

  • The tuition fees vary between 14000 EUR/year and 20000 EUR/year.

  • Over 400 one- to four-year scholarships are awarded each year to new students.

  • Master's programmes take between 1 and 2 years to complete. You can also pursue some of the Masters online.

  • Classes start in August, January or June.

  • 80% of graduates do research, internships or become teachers.

Why Apply through Studyportals?

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How to Apply?

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Services

Student services

Academic Student Services is located in Sheldon Hall and coordinates the academic affairs response to students who are at risk academically and the re-entry process for students who leave the university while on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension.

The office also handles any re-entry student (regardless of academic standing) who has been gone for two years or more.

The unit oversees the Academic Success Program (ASP) and further supports the university by facilitating the development of program specific articulation agreement addendums and coordinates the review and revision of existing guaranteed admission agreements with VCCS institutions and Richard Bland College.

Housing services

The Office of Residence Life is delighted that you’ll be making your home with us this year.

The foundation for the services we offer is rooted in the following values:

  • Supportive transition to the JMU community
  • Academic achievement
  • Providing positive learning experiences
  • Providing excellent service and accommodation

Library services

Liaison librarians will provide course-related library instruction on request. This instruction focuses on helping students learn information-seeking and evaluation skills important to their field of study. Carrier Library and East Campus Library both have library instruction classrooms with computers for hand-on experience.

ICT services

The Information Technology Help Desk serves as the central point of contact in Information Technology for the computing support needs of the JMU community of applicants, students, faculty, staff, affiliates and alumni.

Medical services

The University Health Center provides care and education that helps students be well, stay well and do well.

The University Health Center is staffed by a medical team of board-certified providers, certified health education specialists, and substance abuse prevention specialists who administer care in a confidential and professional manner.

Student Life

Campus life

The Office of Residence Life is delighted that you’ll be making your home with us this year.

The foundation for the services we offer is rooted in the following values:

  • Supportive transition to the JMU community
  • Academic achievement
  • Providing positive learning experiences
  • Providing excellent service and accommodation

Sports facilities

James Madison University is committed to the academic needs of its student-athletes as shown by the university’s outstanding NCAA graduation rates. A major reason student-athletes are successful in the classroom is because of the support services provided through academic advising and student development.

Student clubs

With over 300+ organizations on campus, we know that finding that unique experience can be the greatest part of your college career. We also know that it can also be one of the most challenging aspects.

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States