James Madison University

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Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.



JMU has 25 residence halls spread throughout campus that are available exclusively for freshmen. Residence halls fall into several styles and groups – each with their own unique characteristics.


Madison awards more than 400 one- to four-year scholarships each year to incoming students.


Seth Tallvik
Seth Tallvik
M.A. in Political Science
The JMU EUPS program was a cultivating experience for me, both from a personal as well as a professional perspective. The curriculum and the instructors sought to engage students and balance theoretical policy analysis with practical application. The program offered a rich and diverse, international environment, and was focused on ensuring the best possible career potential and development for its graduates. Without a doubt, EUPS helped me build a strong foundation for work with an international NGO.
Nicole Ross
Nicole Ross
M.A. in Art Education
. I was impressed with the design of the program, attracted to the core and elective courses, and drawn to the research of the distinguished professors within the department. Upon meeting the faculty members and students already enrolled in the program, the tight-knit community was immediately evident. Not only were the students in search of broadening their understanding of the field—the professors were as well. I really appreciated how the faculty had cultivated symbiotic relationships with their students. It was also clear that the professors were in full support of their students’ research interests, tailoring coursework and content to further students’ endeavors. The program was rigorous, but never unmindfully, preparing students for whatever future they were working towards.


Art, Design & Media
  • Architectural Design
  • Art Education (Pre K-12)
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • Dance Education (Pre K-12)
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Media Arts and Design
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Education (Pre K-12)
  • Writing
Business & Management
  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Sport and Recreation Management
Computer Science & IT
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Elementary Education (Pre K-6)
  • Foreign Language Education (Pre K-12)
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3 + Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Middle School Grades (6-8)
  • Music Education (Pre K-12)
  • Secondary Education: (6-12)
  • Special Education (K-12) General or Adapted Curriculum
  • Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) (Pre K-12)
Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Dietetics
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Services Administration
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
Natural Science & Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Geographic Science
  • Geology
  • Integrated Science and Technology
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
For Bachelors:
$ 42,791 Average cost per year
$ 24,875Tuition
$ 11,588Housing
$ 6,328Other

JMU has 25 residence halls spread throughout campus that are available exclusively for freshmen. Residence halls fall into several styles and groups – each with their own unique characteristics.

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

Personal Statement

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

For Bachelors:
Autumn 2021
Application Deadline:July 15, 2021
Program Start:August 25, 2021
Spring 2022
Application Deadline:December 01, 2021
Program Start:January 18, 2022
Fall 2022
Application Deadline:July 15, 2022
Program Start:August 22, 2022