Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open Sep. 30. Dec. 1 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration.

Program Begins


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

Test Requirements

GRE General Test

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee

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
  • Personal statement (see application for what needs to be covered in your personal statement)
  • Three Reference Forms: click here
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of C or better on all prerequisite course
  • Forty hours of volunteer observation
  • Students accepted into the program from another college/university will be required to identify acquired information seeking skills and computer competency once coursework begins.


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