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Graduate studies have become increasingly important to professional development and career advancement. JMU offers an array of quality graduate programs led by outstanding faculty members who are excited about mentoring graduate study that includes meaningful learning experiences and internships, research and other scholarly or creative endeavors. Selecting the right graduate program will foster the development of knowledge and skills that will give students the competitive edge as they enter or continue their professional careers.
Your gift means more students will have access to faculty and coursework designed to help them become educated and enlightened citizens who lead lives that are productive and meaningful. That’s powerful. The Graduate School emphasizes the university’s commitment to addressing complex, real-world problems and contemporary issues.
During the 2020-21 academic year, The Graduate School awarded four students the first AIM/THRIVE grant awards, which support projects of students from underrepresented groups. This would not have been possible without gifts from our alumni and friends.
The mission of The Graduate School is to support, facilitate and promote excellence in lifelong education through graduate programs of distinction, innovative outreach programs, and a diverse student body. Your gift makes that possible.
Graduate Student Professional Development Fund
Provide graduate students with support for engaged learning experiences that are necessary for the development of professional skills that are fundamental to individuals earning graduate degrees.
Advancing Intelligent Minds (AIM)
Support exemplary graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in the academic field in which the students study.