The European Union Policy Studies master's program only accepts students for full-time, fall semester admission. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is February 10, 2014. All applications are reviewed by the M.A. admissions committee from JMU's Department of Political Science.
Applicants must submit all application materials to The Graduate School via its online application system.
Link to The Graduate School's online application system
All students who apply to the European Union Policy Studies graduate program must have:
- An undergraduate degree by the program’s start date.
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8, with a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study.
- At least one university-level course in some aspect of European studies, or a European study abroad experience.
- International applicants should have a TOEFL score of at least 570 (paper-based) or 88 (electronic).
Students must submit the following materials to The Graduate School via the online application system:
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- GRE test scores.
- Personal statement - In this two- to three-page statement, applicants should describe their educational and professional background and their future educational and professional goals. They may also include other information that they think would be of interest to the admissions committee.
- Statement of language proficiency - In this statement, applicants should indicate the extent of their proficiency in at least one European language. They should indicate which language/s they have studied, the extent and nature of their studies, and the degree of proficiency that they have attained.
- Statement of policy interest - The program's course of study requires each student to specialize in one of two policy tracks: economic and social policy or foreign policy and internal security. In the statement of policy interest, applicants should indicate which track they prefer and why. The preferences expressed on this statement are not binding; admitted students will have the opportunity to change their preferred policy track specialization once they have enrolled in the program.
- A curriculum vitae or resume.
- Two current recommendation letters from professors, employers, and other professionals qualified to judge the applicant's ability to complete graduate studies.
If you have questions about the application process for the European Union Policy Studies graduate program, please contact the Program Director.