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Application Deadline

Admission to the certificate program requires that applicants have completed at least a bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) and have a working knowledge of basic statistics including hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and significance testing including analysis of variance.

Application deadlines:

Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1

Program Begins

 Fall, Spring


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program


Personal statement - A one page personal statement describing your interest in the online Higher Education Assessment certificate and why you would make a good candidate for admission to James Madison University.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants are welcome to apply, however, this program is offered online only. Visas to study in the United States can only be issued for primarily in-person programs. A visa cannot be issued for programs that are primarily online.

Details regarding transcripts and credential evaluations from non-US academic institutions can be found on the Transcripts & Credential Evaluation webpage. 

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