Graduate Programs Overview

James Madison University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,976 for Virginia residents and $29,016 for other students in average.

It offers forty-seven graduate programs: 28 Master's, 10 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 778 students have been conferred Master's degree and 37 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameJames Madison University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Graduate School Students1,828 students
310 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,976
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 47 Graduate Programs
28 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 9 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at James Madison University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Virginia residents, the tuition & fees are $11,976 and $29,016 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $438 for Virginia residents and $1,162 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$438$1,162
Books & Supplies$1,082
Room & Board$11,348 (On-Campus) / $11,348 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,020 (On-Campus) / $4,020 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,426$45,466
Off-Campus Total$28,426$45,466
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

James Madison University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 47 major areas - 27 Master's (3 online programs), 8 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 21,751 students enrolled in James Madison University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,828 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 548 male and 1,280 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,033 full-time and 795 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 310 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 172 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students548
Women Students1,280
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,033
Part-time Students795
By race/ethnicity 1,408 White, 103 Black, and 49 Asian students are attending at James Madison University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races46
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At James Madison University, 310 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 172 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,828
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses310
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses172
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,346
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses310
Virginia Resident227
Other State In U.S.78
Outside of U.S.5

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