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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 September 2018 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 Intellectual Property Law

University of New Hampshire Global Student Success Program
Campus 2 semesters August 2018 USA Durham

The Graduate Global Student Success Program 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 program in law. [+]

The Graduate Global Student Success Program 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 program in law.

Master of Intellectual Property (MIP)

For 40 years, UNH Law has promoted intellectual property (IP) as an engine for innovation and growth. Our program prepares lawyers, business executives, government administrators, technology managers and others to become leaders in a global economy where intellectual property, in the form of copyrights, patents, and trademarks, plays a central role.

And, our global network of successful alumni, connected to the tradition of UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, gives students access to IP professionals in more than 80 countries.... [-]


Graduate GSSP Pathway in Accountancy

University of Idaho Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 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 GSSP Pathway in Science

Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 USA Boca Raton

The Graduate GSSP in 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 GSSP in 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.

Program benefits Florida Atlantic University student from day one No GRE required for admission Earn 9 academic credits toward your FAU master's degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided 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 ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

University of South Florida
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 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 Computer Science

Oregon State University
Campus Full time 3 - 9 months September 2018 USA Corvallis

Leads to the Computer Science 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 Civil Engineering

Saint Louis University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 USA St. Louis

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Civil Engineering. [+]

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 civil engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Engineering

Marshall University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 USA Huntington

Leads to a master’s degree in Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering or Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering at Marshall University [+]

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.

Career Paths

As a graduate of an engineering degree program at Marshall University, you might find work as a:

Mechanical engineer Civil engineer Instructor Research assistant Pathways ... [-]

Pre-Master's Course in Banking and Finance

INTO London
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Hospitality, Investment, Management and Marketing at a choice of leading UK universities. [+]

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Hospitality, Management, Investment and Marketing at a choice of leading UK universities.

Why apply? guaranteed university placement for all successful students recognised by more than 55 universities a quality-assured university validated programme multiple start dates

There are two-course options available:

2 terms (6 months) - 90 credits with a higher entry requirement 3 terms (9 months) - 120 credits with a lower entry requirement and extra English language tuition Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]


Pre-Master's Course

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2018 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? ... [-]

MSc Management: Strategy Pathway

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

Strategic management and leadership are what drive successful companies forward, shaping their decision making and helping them achieve their ambitions. Without a strong strategic plan, organisations cannot function at a competitive level, so you will be a key player in your company’s success. [+]

Strategic management and leadership are what drive successful companies forward, shaping their decision making and helping them achieve their ambitions. Without a strong strategic plan, organisations cannot function at a competitive level, so you will be a key player in your company’s success. Open to business, management or economics graduates, this MSc is a specialist programme that will build on your existing skills and knowledge and develop them to Masters level.

Along with core foundational subjects, you will study optional modules in strategy, leadership, operations management and entrepreneurship and innovation. The programme offers you an excellent platform for your chosen career in the industry.... [-]


IMI Luzern MBA - two pathways

IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Lucerne

This intensive MBA programme allows you to specialise in one of the following pathways: - Swiss Hotel Management Operations - Luxury Brands and Services Management ...preparing you to excel in your chosen career. [+]

The IMI Luzern MBA is an intensive, two-semester, hospitality-focused MBA programme allowing you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations or Luxury Brands and Services Management. The programme is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Those with little to no work experience can benefit from a paid internship arranged by our Careers team.

What are the Requirements for Admission?

You should already hold a first degree or equivalent qualification in a related or unrelated field awarded by a recognised institution. The Registrar will also consider applications from students who have a combination of qualifications and experience that demonstrate to the Programme Leader that the required intellectual and communication skills are met. If your first language is not English you will be expected to provide evidence of an English language proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. ... [-]

Pre-Master Program

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 4 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program at Domus Academy. [+]

Pre-Master’s Program

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects Build your own Multicultural and Global Network Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience Audience

The program is addressed to the multi-cultural candidates from diverse backgrounds, career changers, including ones without any design background, to develop a personal value and essential competencies within the field of Interior Design and Styling industry.... [-]


Trent-ESL - English for University

Trent University
Campus September 2018 Canada Oshawa Peterborough

Trent-ESL is an English for Academic Purposes program designed to meet the needs of international students who require English proficiency in order to progress into an academic post-secondary program at Trent University or beyond. [+]

Overview

Trent-ESL is an English for Academic Purposes program designed to meet the needs of international students who require English proficiency in order to progress into an academic post-secondary program at Trent University or beyond. The majority of students entering the Trent-ESL program will go on to complete a degree at Trent University at the undergraduate or graduate level. International students from around the world choose to study English at Trent University for its excellent reputation and success rate in seeing students go on to degree studies.

Why So Many Study Academic English at Trent

Trent-ESL students are part of the overall University experience and become part of the community of scholars. A friendly campus community and welcoming downtown make it easy to practice English everywhere you go.... [-]


Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems SELECT

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The joint master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) is offered by five European universities through InnoEnergy. The programme is for engineers who want immediate, hands-on experience of solving real-world energy challenges. Sharing their inspiration with industrial partners, students explore the social aspects of a changing energy landscape and the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, while adding depth to their engineering knowledge. [+]

The joint master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) is offered by five European universities through InnoEnergy. The programme is for engineers who want immediate, hands-on experience of solving real-world energy challenges. Sharing their inspiration with industrial partners, students explore the social aspects of a changing energy landscape and the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, while adding depth to their engineering knowledge.

Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems at KTH

Equipping you with additional skills in problem analysis and solving, advanced team-building, and international cooperation, completing the joint master’s Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems programme means you are perfectly placed to help drive the transition to future sustainable energy systems.... [-]