Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open September 1. January 15 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration.

Program Begins

Fall

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Required Tests

GRE General Test

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program
  • Brief statement of purpose
  • Formal writing sample of approximately 10 to 20 pages that demonstrates the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Any additional materials that demonstrate the applicant's preparation and potential for graduate study

Applicants who have been out of school for sometime should contact the Graduate DIrector for advice on identifying appropriate recommenders and selecting a suitable writing sample.

All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores, if required, should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.

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