The application opens October 15. All application materials must be received by January 15 in order to ensure review by the program.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Test RequirementsGRE General Test
- 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
- Submit a background and goals statement that explains how the Master of Arts program relates to the applicant's prior experience and how it fits into his or her long-range professional goals.
- A 20-30 page writing sample from academia or the professions
- Three letters of recommendation from people who can comment on the applicant's academic preparation and professional experience