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Graduate School

Dr. Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush, Dean


James Madison University's Graduate School was established in 1954 when the Virginia Board of Education authorized Madison College to offer programs leading to the Master of Science in Education degree. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved these graduate programs the same year.

The Graduate School is now authorized to offer 30 major programs leading to nine master's degrees and the educational specialist degree.

Major Programs

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)Master of Music (M.M.)Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Correspondence concerning graduate programs, requests for the Graduate Catalog and application for admission to graduate studies should be addressed to: Dean of the Graduate School, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807


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Last reviewed: Sept. 10, 1994
Information Publisher: Academic Services