Step One

Apply to the James Madison University Graduate School by the December 1st deadline.

Applications for the JMU Graduate School will open July 22, 2021.

Submit the application and fee to the JMU Graduate School. For information about this application process, see The Graduate School.

The JMU Graduate School charges a $60 application fee.  If you cannot afford this fee, you may apply for a graduate application fee waiver.

  • After completing the Graduate School application, download this document and save it as a PDF file.
  • Submit letters of recommendations, transcripts, personal statement and observation hours directly to OTCAS as noted in the step below. DO NOT submit in the JMU Graduate School application.