European Union Policy Studies Concentration

Open a world of possibilities with James Madison University's one-year M.A. program in political science based in Florence, Italy. Satisfy your intellectual and cultural curiosity studying European and world politics, meeting with global policy leaders, and adding international professional experience to your resume. Ideally, you will enter the program with some political science and/or European studies background. Regardless, you will leave the program as a topic expert with analytical writing, presentation, research, foreign language, and leadership skills that will make you stand out in today's global job market. To schedule a Zoom conversation about the EUPS program with the director, go to

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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