We recommend submitting your completed application at least two weeks before the application deadline. During peak application season, it may take several working days for processing.

1. Complete our online application

Start Now - This first step helps us support you through the application process.

Our application is fully online. Create an account, choose this online degree, and provide basic application information. After creating an account, you can return to this application portal to provide additional information. Get started at https://www.applyweb.com/jmug/index.ftl

2. Request your transcripts

Plan Early - Transcripts can take up to 4 weeks for processing and delivery.

Applicants should upload unofficial transcripts with their online application. If your transcript is not from JMU, OFFICIAL and FINAL transcripts demonstrating the degree has conferred will be required AFTER you are accepted into a program. Instructions will be in your acceptance letter.

Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Official transcripts can also be sent through an electronic transcript database provider such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or others. When using these services, please choose “other” or “employer” and use gradtranscripts@jmu.edu.

Please see our Transcripts & Credential Evaluations page for details regarding degrees earned at non-US academic institutions.

Mail transcripts to: 

The Graduate School
James Madison University
MSC 6702, 100 E. Grace St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

3. Submit your resume and personal statement

Ensure your resume is up to date and accurate. Write a brief personal statement describing how this program is relevant to your personal and professional goals. Both documents can be uploaded through our online application portal.

4. File for financial aid (FAFSA)

You can apply for federal financial aid at any time. If you are granted financial aid, it will be disbursed when you enroll. Complete your FAFSA application at fafsa.ed.gov using the JMU School Code: 003721. Learn more at https://www.jmu.edu/financialaid/apply/index.shtml

5. Celebrate!

You’re done. You’ve completed the application process.

Completing your application is easier than you may think and we’re here to help every step along the way. Get started on your application today! https://www.jmu.edu/infosec | (540) 215-0025

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