Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

The INTO Marshall Graduate Pathway program in master of science in computer science will prepare you to enter the second year of a master's degree program at Marshall University.

Career Paths

As a master of science in computer science graduate from Marshall University, you might find work as a:

  • Technical researcher
  • Software engineer
  • Systems integration engineer
  • Animation programmer
  • Computer systems administrator




  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems

Semester 2

  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • High Performance Computing
  • Natural Language Processing



  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems
  • Natural Language Processing

NOTE: This program can be completed in 16 months including the Pathway program.

NOTE: No Summer courses are offered for this program. Students starting their Pathway in the spring will take a break in the summer and continue with the second semester in the fall.

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Marshall University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in graduate level courses
  • No grades below B in all 500/600 level courses
  • No grades below C in all ENG 150, 151 and 160 courses
  • No I grades

You are fully admitted to Marshall University provided you've successfully completed conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway program and submitted all required admission credentials.

Where will this take me?

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program, you will be ready to start your second year in Marshall University's master of science in Computer Science program.

Key course facts

Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 14 weeks long)

Start dates: January, August

Tuition/Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester from $13,990; 2-Semester from $24,330

Careers: Technical Researcher, Software Engineer, Systems Integration Engineer, Animation Programmer, Computer Systems Administrator

Entry requirements

Age: No requirement

Academic: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related area with a 2.25 GPA

English language:

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70-79 or IELTS 6.0 or Password Overall Level 7 or PTEA 48 or completion of Academic English Level 5 with no grades below C

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below B

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated July 17, 2019
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