European Union Policy Studies Concentration

Open a world of possibilities with James Madison University's 10-month M.A. program in political science, based in Florence, Italy.

Expand your personal and cultural horizons. Develop expertise in the politics of policymaking and in policy analysis. Build a professional network with roots in the United States and in Europe.

While a prior background in political science and/or European studies is useful, we have designed the program so that students coming from other fields of study can succeed.

You will leave this program with an improved understanding of Europe and its relevance for the United States and for the world.

You also will hone skills in professional communications, applied research, stakeholder analysis, logic-model program design, and cost-effectiveness analysis that will make you stand out in the job market.

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Check that you qualify

✓ Gather official documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation)

✓ Take the GRE or prepare writing sample

✓ Draft your three required statements

✓ Update your resume or curriculum vitae

✓ Submit your application materials via The Graduate School

✓ Optional: Apply for Federal Financial Aid

✓ Optional: Apply for a program assistantship

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