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Please see below for deadlines and required materials for applying to the program. Additional information about the application process and faculty research interests are available on this handout.

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall admission will be considered on a rolling basis 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

 Fall

Transcripts

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 research statement 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.
Test Requirements

Not required

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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