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 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 Graduate Pathway in Information Systems offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at Marshall University.

Career Paths

As a graduate of an Information Systems degree from Marshall University, you might find work as a:

  • Network engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Database administrators
  • Programmers
  • Information systems managers

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis

Semester 2

  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Systems Design
  • Database Management

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Management or Project Management

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 they have 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 graduate degree program in Information Systems.

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: Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Programmer, Information Systems Manager

Entry requirements

Age: No requirement

Academic: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology 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:
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Last updated September 7, 2018
This course is Campus based
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