James Madison University Graduate Schools

James Madison University (referred to as JMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Harrisonburg, VA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at James Madison University is $12,514 for Virginia residents and $29,746 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,096 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 22,166 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

James Madison University (referred to as JMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Harrisonburg, VA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1927 - Current).
JMU Directory Information
School NameJames Madison University (JMU)
Address800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone540-568-6211
Webhttps://www.jmu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.jmu.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.jmu.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at James Madison University is $12,514 for Virginia residents and $29,746 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,096 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 22,166 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 98 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 6 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$29,746
$12,514 for Virginia Residents
Student Population2,096
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs98 graduate programs
(6 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at James Madison University is $12,514 for Virginia residents and $29,746 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $466 for Virginia residents and $1,184 for out-of-state students.
James Madison University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
James Madison University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)6 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of James Madison University is $12,514 for Virginia residents and $29,746 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.68% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$10,224$1,128$28,416$1,656
2018-2019$10,512$1,128$27,830$1,656
2019-2020$10,848$1,128$27,888$1,656
2020-2021$10,848$1,128$27,888$1,656
2021-2022$11,184$1,330$27,888$1,858
The graduate school tuition & fees of JMU is average compared to public graduate schools in Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Virginia graduate tuition is $27,804 (public) / $16,962 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
James Madison University$12,514$29,746
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,484$18,851
Public$14,613$27,804
Private$16,962
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,552 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at James Madison University. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.20% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,557. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.23% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,112$4,164$10,112$4,164
2018-2019$10,512$3,790$10,512$3,790
2019-2020$10,938$3,982$10,938$3,982
2020-2021$11,348$4,020$11,348$4,020
2021-2022$11,550$4,002$11,555$4,002
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $466 for Virginia residents and $1,184 for other students at James Madison University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$458$1,058
2018-2019$438$1,162
2019-2020$438$1,162
2020-2021$452$1,184
2021-2022$466$1,184

Graduate Programs at JMU

James Madison University offers 48 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 801 students have completed their study at James Madison University.
Offered Degrees at James Madison University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree271706
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship7037
Doctor's degree - other408
Post Bachelor's Degree9534
Post Master's Degree1016
Total486801
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at James Madison University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Education (other) program with 23 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education program with 298 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 14 completers.
James Madison University offers 48 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 801 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 706 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 34 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 16 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 13 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Education [+] (1 completers) 367 completers$45,900
Education295$45,900
Special Education and Teaching31$48,000
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services25$44,600
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching8$54,800
Health Teacher Education4-
Mathematics Teacher Education4-
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Science, Technology and Society0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 34 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness18$39,900
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management16-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Psychology12-
School Psychology11-
Human Services [+] 20 completers-
Public Administration20-
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Political Science and Government11-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 13 completers-
Art/Art Studies0-
Music Performance13-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 107 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist25-
Physician Assistant32-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist23-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing27-
Business [+] 88 completers-
Business Administration and Management33$86,100
Accounting55$62,500
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total706
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)11-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology2-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Music Pedagogy3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist4-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4-
Nursing Practice9-
Total37
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist0-
Nursing Practice0-
Total8
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)1-
Education [+] (3 completers) 28 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision12-
Educational/Instructional Technology6-
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement6-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism4-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
5-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration0-
Total34
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 16 completers-
Education (other)16-
Total16

Graduate Student Population at JMU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,096 students enrolled into James Madison University graduate schools where it has total 22,166 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,115 full-time and 981 part-time graduate students. By gender, 616 male and 1,480 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0966161,480
Full-time1,115298817
Part-tme981318663
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,546 White (73.76%), 139 Black/African American (6.63%), 96 Hispanic (4.58%), 75 Asian (3.58%), and 240 students with other races. 77 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0966161,480
American Indian/Native American000
Asian752055
Black/African American1395485
Hispanic962571
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White1,5464391,107
Two More742054
Un-Known882959
Non-resident Alien772849
James Madison University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 647 graduate students (30.87% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 327 graduate students (15.60% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,096
Enrolled Online Exclusively647
Enrolled Some Online Courses327
Not in Online Courses1,122
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at James Madison University. 777 students are aged 20 to 24 (37.07% of total students), 120 students are aged above 50 (5.73%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at James Madison University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0966161,480
Age 20-2134826
Age 22-24743172571
Age 25-29452147305
Age 30-3427998181
Age 35-3920871137
Age 40-4926095165
Age 50-641162492
Over 64413

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