Application Deadline

Applications for Fall admission will be considered from October 15th until April 1 or until all available seats in the program are filled.

To ensure consideration for a Graduate Assistantship, all application materials must be submitted by February 1.

Program Begins



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
  • Submit a statement of purpose that explains how the graduate program relates to the applicant's prior experience, how specific faculty research agendas speak to the applicant's own interests and how the program fits into the applicant's long-term professional goals.
  • 20-30 pages (or equivalent) of academic and/or professional work samples (essays, reports, proposals, websites, visual campaigns, etc.) comprised of one or more documents.
  • At least three letters of recommendation from people who are qualified based on direct experience with the student to comment on the applicant's academic preparation and professional experience.
Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

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

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