Why come to Madison? To be challenged. To be engaged. To aspire. You will be supported. You will succeed.

Challenge: Expect rigor. Our faculty demand it because they embrace the belief that growth requires pushing intellectual boundaries. It will be difficult. The results will be amazing.

Growth: Investigate, discover, create and innovate. Expand your intellect.  Practice new ways of thinking. Collaborate with faculty to push the limits of understanding. Achieve beyond your expectations.

Engagement: Real-world experiences, internships, study abroad, engaged learning, civic engagement and community engagement are fundamentals at JMU.

#1 most innovative university in the south

-U.S. News & World Report

#2 public school in the South

-U.S. News & World Report

Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges”

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Liz Pyburn

Why JMU?

Q&A with graduate student Liz Pyburn
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Welcome! from The Graduate School Dean


Graduate studies are increasingly more important to career advancement and professional development.

Where you will find us promoting JMU graduate programs
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