Accreditation and affiliations


Wayne State University

Classified as a doctoral/research extensive university according to the Carnegie Classification, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

LMU Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) is a public corporation, regulated by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts.

Junior Year in Munich an der Universität München

JYM is an academic program housed within the Office of International Programs at Wayne State University and has operated since 1953. In Germany, JYM enjoys official status as both an affiliated institute approved by the Academic Senate of LMU Munich (since 1967), as well as an official course of study (Teil-Studiengang) that has been approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of Culture (since 1975). As an academic unit at Wayne State University, JYM participates in the cycle of internal and external review required of all academic programs.


The Junior Year in Munich is an intercollegiate program open to qualified juniors, seniors and graduate students from any accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Students from colleges and universities across the United States participate in the JYM program. JYM is recognized as an affiliated program at American University, Georgetown University, Miami University of Ohio, Alfred University, Oberlin College, University of New Hampshire, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Beginning in 2023-24 academic year, students from affiliated programs will pay a discounted fee.

For more information on creating an affiliation agreement, please contact the Detroit office.

Participating colleges and universities

Represented the past five years, 2015-2024.

American University
Augustana University
Austin College
Bard College
Bates College
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carthage College
Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
Cornell University

Florida State University 
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Golden West College
Grand Valley State University
Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Harvard University
Hofstra University
Hood College

Illinois State Univeristy

Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Kutztown University
Linfield College
Longwood University
Marquette University
Messiah College
Miami University of Ohio
Middle Tennessee State University

Montana State University
Muhlenberg College
Oberlin College
Olin College of Engineering

Princeton University

Radford University

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollins College
Scripps College

SIUE-Southern Illinois University
SUNY New Paltz

Swarthmore College
Trinity University
Truman State University
Tufts University
University of California Irvine
University of California San Diego

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Colorado
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Wabash College
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Wellesley College

Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Wheaton College
Youngstown State University