James Madison University (JMU)

Harrisonburg, VA

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Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Hospitality Management and Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Finance and Financial Management Services

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Science, Technology and Society
Systems Science and Theory

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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JMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave James Madison University 4 stars in Academics.

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JMU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 91%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held once during the summer and in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Washington Semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other: computer information science, information systems, management science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant

Class Sizes at James Madison University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 31%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 57%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 31%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 57%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 79
  • Unknown and Other: 14
  • Asian: 4
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 79
Unknown and Other 14
Asian 4
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at James Madison University

Total Faculty 1,354
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 2,677
Male Faculty 691
Part-Time Professors 1,171
Women Faculty 663

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