European Union Policy Studies Concentration

Open a world of possibilities with JMU’s 10-month M.A. program in political science, based in Florence, Italy:

  • Develop expertise in the politics of policymaking and in policy analysis.
  • Expand your personal and cultural horizons.
  • 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.

Beginning with the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, 100% of our admitted students will receive some form of program or research assistantship.

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, cross-cultural competencies, applied research, stakeholder analysis, logic-model program design, and cost-effectiveness analysis that will make you stand out in the job market.

To speak with the program director, current students, and our alumni, click on the link below to register for the next program information session held on Zoom: 

Check that you qualify

✓ Gather official documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation)

Prepare a writing sample with academic and/or policy-relevant research

✓ 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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