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JMU’s graduate students are successful!

What does it mean to be successful? Success is the accomplishment of personal goals. Most students who complete JMU graduate programs for one of the following reasons are quite successful. What do you hope to achieve by completing a graduate program?

• Attain a promotion or a new position
• Earn more money
• Qualify for professional licensure
• Develop knowledge, skills and expertise
• Enter a doctoral program
• Gain new perspectives
• Build confidence
• Expand your personal and professional network

At JMU, every academic program has developed a set of student-learning outcomes. Each academic program measures student performance annually to ensure that most students successfully complete their program and achieve the program’s intended goals.


Close to 100% of students who complete a professional licensure program pass their certification exams on first attempt.

Seeking licensure

Students in the follow programs experience remarkably high pass rates on their certification exams, nearly 100%!

Of JMU's 2020 advanced degree graduates,


were employed within 6 months of graduation.

Finding employment

JMU is ranked Virignia's #1 best college for getting a job.

Our University Career Center provides a liason to assist graduate students preparing for the next step in their career. Services offered to our students include:

  • Job search for academic and non-academic positions
  • Career fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume and cover-letter workshops

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