James Madison University - Master's Degree

James Madison University (JMU) is a public research university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. The university has academic schools through which it offers a wide range of master’s degree programs.
  • Average Tuition USD 39,746
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • Students 20,855
  • International Students 25%
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

James Madison University (JMU) master’s degree programs are designed to provide students with an opportunity to be innovative while being exposed to real-life challenges and mastery of their respective fields. The university offers master's degree programs which cut across diverse subject areas including accounting, adult education/human resource development, biology, communication and advocacy, and kinesiology. At JMU, students learn the importance of a strong work ethic and collaboration with others in teams. JMU’s on-campus employment is made available to master’s degree students. They can do Job and internship search through an online portal or market themselves. Various facilities are made available to enhance the college experience for students such as libraries, health center, health insurance, volunteer programs and many more. Notable alumni of James Madison University (JMU) include Jim Acosta-Senior White House Correspondent, Michael McLaughlin-Content Production Assistant, and Steve Buckhantz -Play-by-Play Announcer.
  • 01JMU is ranked no. 2 in the U. S News and World Report “Top Public Schools” ranking 2018.
  • 02JMU is ranked no. 60 in the U. S News and World Report “Best Value Schools” ranking 2018.
  • 03JMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Master Programs

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Accounting

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Biology

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Education

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Educational Technology

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educational curricula; utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, and distance education; and designing and producing educational software and materials.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Elementary Education

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    English

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Health Science

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    History

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Information Security

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Music

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Nursing

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Psychology: Clinical Mental Health Counselin

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

    Spanish

    USD 39,746 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 156
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 125

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Average SAT Score 1140

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    At JMU, a good number of scholarship opportunities are available to master’s degree students including–Graduate Assistantships (GA), Teaching Assistant opportunities (TA) and many others.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1908

    Other

    JMU is ranked no. 63 in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “Best Values in Public Colleges” list 2017.

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          • Testimony
            1980-1982, MS

            I strongly recommend JMU as a great starting point or an important stop along the way.

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            1989-1993, B.S.

            The liberal arts foundation and problem-solving skills I gained at JMU have prepared me for a diversity of roles and the adventure continues. I highly recommend JMU.

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            1980-1984, BBA

            Great school, terrific people, excellent professors and programs of study. I loved my time at JMU.