Many students decide to go on to graduate-level work to help them achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Students interested in graduate school should plan ahead, research possible schools carefully, and start working toward the admissions requirements early in their undergraduate careers. This typically includes taking challenging courses, maintaining a high GPA, performing well on entrance tests, and submitting a strong application. However, students should carefully research schools to determine the specific criteria for those particular institutions. The resources below offer some starting points for exploring graduate school, but students should also feel free to consult with Justice Studies faculty and advisors to learn more.
For those interested in law school, JMU offers Pre-law as a pre-professional program, which gives students access to additional resources and a network of advisors.
Programs of Interest
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but here are some programs that Justice Studies faculty believe might be of interest to Justice Studies majors:
PCDN Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
PCDN Guide to Ph.D. Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
The Chronicle of Higher Education