James Madison University is a public research university in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, JMU has been a co-educational institution since 1966. James Madison offers programs on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. They offer over 130 undergraduate degrees, more than 70 master’s programs, 2 education specialists, and 8 doctoral degrees. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education.