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To qualify for acceptance into a graduate programs, many students initially complete course work that prepares them for advanced education. Preparatory classes in pathway programs may last from a few weeks through an entire calendar year depending on the curriculum.

What is a graduate pathway program? This educational option is designed to help individuals prepare for university degree programs. Students who complete a pathway program are often working on improving their language skills as they prepare for further education. In many cases, they are applying to study internationally. The university may not offer classes in the student’s first language, so additional classwork in the second language can help them meet university entrance requirements. Completing pathway courses can help the student get the most out of his or her graduate university education.

By taking graduate pathway program classes, students frequently strengthen their ability to communicate seamlessly in a second language. Students often use improved writing skills both academically and professionally. Improving the ability to learn and understand new languages quickly has the potential to unlock worldwide travel and career opportunities.

The cost to attend a pathway program varies depending upon its duration and the academic institutions affiliated with the program. Fees can also vary depending on whether classes are offered in the student’s home country and if class credits are transferable to other universities.

Students who complete a graduate pathway program often do so to qualify for entrance into a 2-year or 4-year university. Those with an interest in helping other students frequently find jobs as career navigators or academic advisors. Others may find rewarding careers as language instructors or learning facilitators. Those with an affinity for travel sometimes choose careers as international hosts for global corporations, travel companies or cruise lines.

Pathway programs at universities around the world may be offered online or in conjunction with other university departments. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Graduate ISSP Pathway in Business

University of Massachusetts Boston International Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. [+]

Graduate ISSP: Business

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication. During your Graduate ISSP semester(s), you will take four Graduate ISSP courses plus UMass Boston graduate courses to prepare you for your master's program.

The MBA program at UMass Boston combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations.... [-]


Graduate GSSP Pathway in Engineering and Computer Science

University of New Hampshire Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 USA Durham

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to University of New Hampshire's graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science. [+]

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to University of New Hampshire's graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science.

Entry to Year 2 of Master’s Degree in:

Master of Engineering:

Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

Computer Science Degree program components:

Up to 33 credits, hours less 9 credit hours applied from the Graduate GSSP = 24 credit hours to complete the degree

COURSES DURING GRADUATE GSSP

Program information

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Graduate GSSP Pathway in Accountancy

University of Idaho Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 USA Moscow

The Graduate GSSP in Accountancy is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. No GMAT is needed to apply. [+]

The Graduate GSSP in Accountancy is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. No GMAT is needed to apply.

Program benefits: University of Idaho student from day one No GRE or GMAT required for admission Earn academic credits toward your UI graduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Master of Accountancy

Designed for professionals who want to put their accounting career on the fast track, this program examines the changing and increasingly important role of accounting in global business. You will engage in thought-provoking case studies and practical research to develop a high-level understanding of auditing, financial accounting and reporting, taxes, management accounting and more.... [-]


Graduate GSPP Pathway in Computer Science

Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 USA Boca Raton

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in Computer Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree. [+]

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in Computer Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree.

Graduate GSSP: 2 Semesters - Sample Program Navigating the Graduate GSSP Academic Communication for Graduate Students Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research for Graduate Students Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students 5000 Level Experimental Methodology Course 1 Discipline Specific 5000/6000 Level Course (TBD by department) FAU graduation requirements

Total credits required for the below FAU degrees:

MS Computer Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Computer Science: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Electrical Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Information Technology and Management: 33 credits MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Science with a minor in Business: 36 credits Progression requirements minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 no grade below B minimum number of credits: 9 [-]

Graduate Pathway in Design and Commercialization

Saint Louis University
Online Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA St. Louis + 1 more

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Engineering for Design and Commercialization. [+]

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.

Students who successfully complete an INTO SLU Graduate Pathway program in engineering for design and commercialization are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

University of South Florida
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Tampa

Leads to a Master of Science in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida. [+]

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 Graduate Pathway in Computer Science and Engineering offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Oregon State University
Campus Full time 3 - 9 months January 2019 USA Corvallis

Leads to the Electrical and Computer Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University. [+]

Do you want to study for a 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. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Environmental Science

Marshall University
Online Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Huntington + 1 more

Leads to a master’s degree in Environmental Science at Marshall University [+]

Do you want to study for a 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 Graduate Pathway in Environmental Science offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at Marshall University.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Statistical Science

George Mason University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Fairfax

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Statistical Science are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'. [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Statistical Science are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

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

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Graduate Pathway in Communication

Suffolk University
Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 USA Boston

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Suffolk University. Upon successful completion of an INTO Suffolk Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at Suffolk University. This transition from an INTO Suffolk Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. [+]

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Suffolk University. Upon successful completion of an INTO Suffolk Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at Suffolk University. This transition from an INTO Suffolk Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

1-Semester:

36 credit hour program 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 21 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills. Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework. Key course facts Course length: 1 Semester Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $18,030 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 18 Award: This program leads to a Master of Arts in Communication (Concentrations in Public Relations and Advertising or Integrated Marketing) at Suffolk University. Course options: 1-Semester Entry requirements Academic requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176. Age requirements: 16 years and above. ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Finance

Drew University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Madison

The Graduate Pathway in Finance will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Drew University. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next year of graduate study at a number of well-known US universities. [+]

The Graduate Pathway in Finance will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Drew University. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next year of graduate study at a number of well-known US universities.

This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree program components

2-Semester:

42 total credits required for a degree 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 30 credit hours remaining towards a degree

1-Semester (Business and Economics undergraduate degrees):

33 total credits required for a degree 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 24 credit hours remaining towards a degree ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering - Water Resources

Colorado State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 USA Fort Collins

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Civil Engineering-Water Resources will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s degree program at Colorado State University. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Colorado State University. This transition from an INTO Graduate Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. [+]

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Civil Engineering-Water Resources will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s degree program at Colorado State University.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Colorado State University. This transition from an INTO Graduate Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

30 credit hour degree program 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 18 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills. Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework. Key course facts Course length: 2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: August Fees: From $29,680 Class hours: 9-12 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: The INTO CSU Graduate Pathway program in Civil Engineering-Water Resources leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in water resources programs. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements Academic requirements: Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline. 2.75 GPA in math, sciences, and technical courses. English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 70, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 48, Password 6.5, Completion... [-]

Graduate Pathway in MBA

Illinois State University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Normal

An INTO Illinois State University MBA Graduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University. Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression. [+]

An INTO Illinois State University MBA Graduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.

Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree program components

1-Semester:

42 credit-hour program 9 credit hours apply from the Pathway 33 credit hours remaining towards a degree

2-Semester:

42 credit-hour program 12 credit hours apply from the Pathway 30 credit hours remaining towards a degree Course features Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills. Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework. Key course facts Course length: 1-2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January, August; 2021: January Fees: From $14,380 Class hours: 9-12 hours per week Award: Leads to the MBA degree program at Illinois State University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Early Childhood Education

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Birmingham

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in early childhood education are assured progression to a UAB graduate early childhood education degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in early childhood education are assured progression to a UAB graduate early childhood education degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components:

2-Semester:

39 credit hour program 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 27 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

39 credit hour program 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 30 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills. Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework. Key course facts Course length: 1-2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $15,240 Class hours: 9-13 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: Students are guaranteed admission to the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education program at UAB after successfully completing the Graduate Pathway and meeting all progression requirements. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]

Pre-Master's Course

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

The Pre-Master's prepares international students for direct entry to a master's degree, with progression to subjects related to Business and Management at NCUK universities. [+]

Preparing international students for direct entry on to a master's degree, with guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities.

The Pre-Master's will develop your English language skills, a wide range of study skills, and postgraduate research skills. It is not subject-specific, and has been designed for international students looking to study a business or management-related course.

Course options available

Pre-Master's (3 terms, September entry)- this offers an additional preparatory term of the Management Studies module and has a lower English language requirement Pre-Master's (2 terms, January entry) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students Where will this programme take me? ... [-]