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Welcome to Graduate Studies at JMU!

Explore our orientation site for all the info you need to have a great experience as a Graduate Student at JMU!

On behalf of the graduate faculty and administration at James Madison University, we welcome you to The Graduate School at JMU! Graduate studies have become increasingly more important to professional development and career advancement. You will find that JMU’s Graduate School is invested in your success. Our outstanding faculty are excited about mentoring your graduate study, learning experiences, internships, research and other scholarly or creative endeavors.

View the Policy & Procedure Orientation Video

Orientation Topics:

International Student Orientation

International students have additional steps to take when orienting to JMU and graduate school. Please see the New International Student Information.

Program Orientations

Please note that your program may have an orientation specific to the program, and that you are expected to attend. Check with your program to ensure that you know the date, time, and location for this orientation.

Join us on campus!

Whether you begin your graduate program in the summer or the fall, you are welcome to attend either new graduate student event. The June session is intended for summer start students, and the August session is intended for fall start students.

View the on-campus event schedule

Wednesday, May 15, 2024  
8:30 am to noon


Thursday, August 15, 2024 
8:30 am to noon


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