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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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University of New Hampshire Global Student Success Program

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 sup ... [+]

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

Entrance requirements:... [-]

USA Durham
May 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program

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 s ... [+]

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 Engineer... [-]
USA Boca Raton
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Massachusetts Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program

The Graduate UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who nee ... [+]

Graduate GSSP: Business

The Graduate UMass Boston Navitas Global 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 GSSP 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 GSSP semester(s), you will take four Graduate GSSP 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.... [-]

USA Boston
May 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Idaho Global Student Success Program

The Graduate GSSP in Architecture is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English supp ... [+]

The Graduate GSSP in Architecture 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 GRE is needed to apply.

Program benefits: University of Idaho student from day one No GRE required for admission Earn academic credits toward your UI graduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Master's degree programs in Architecture

As a student in this program, you will be challenged to use creative design thinking, virtualization and visual problem solving to address complex systems. With guidance from your faculty mentor, you will lead an independent research project that supports your professional interests and focuses on creating action-oriented, entrepreneurial solutions to unique design problems.... [-]

USA Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Saint Louis University

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Computer and Information Science. ... [+]

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 2-Semester and 1-Semester Graduate Pathway program in computer and information science are assured progression to a SLU graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.... [-]

USA St. Louis
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Oregon State University

Leads to the Mechanical 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.... [-]

USA Corvallis
March 2019
Full-time
3 - 9 months
Campus
University of South Florida

Leads to a Master of Science in Engineering Management 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.

Career paths

Engineering leaders must be well versed in current technical alternatives and possess the managerial skills necessary to oversee enterprises and ensure their profitability. These leaders are comfortable making decisions where engineering insight into development and production cycles is also an invaluable ingredient for success. The program has over 800 graduates who are employed in a variety of organizations across the world. Some of the employers in Florida include Tampa Electric, Florida Power & Light, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Disney, Universal Studios, Baxter and Convatec.... [-]

USA Tampa
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Marshall University

Leads to a master’s degree in Computer Science 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 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.... [-]

USA Huntington
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Washington State University

An INTO WSU Graduate Pathway program in Fine Arts will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Washington State University. Upon successfu ... [+]

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

Degree Program Components:

1-Semester:

62 credit hour program 13 credit hours apply from Pathway 49 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: August Fees: Prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 - 2020 have not yet been confirmed. Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: This Pathway leads to a Master of Fine Arts at Washington State University. Course options: 1-Semester Pathway Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Pullman
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
INTO 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
6 - 9 months
Campus
Suffolk University

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Law or Global Law and Technology will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Suffolk Universi ... [+]

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Law or Global Law and Technology 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

2-Semester:

24 credit hour program 7 credit hours apply from Pathway 17 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

24 credit hour program 5 credit hours apply from Pathway 19 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 $29,360 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 18 Award: This program leads to a Master of Laws or Master of Laws in Global Law and Technology at Suffolk University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Boston
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Drew University

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 P ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Illinois State University

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Interior Design will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State ... [+]

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Interior Design 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:

39 credit-hour program 9 credit hours apply from the Pathway 30 credit hours remaining towards a degree

2-Semester:

39 credit-hour program 12 credit hours apply from the Pathway 27 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. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. 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 a Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in interior design at Illinois State University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Normal
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Colorado State University

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Languages, Literature, and Cultures - Spanish will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s degree program at Colorado St ... [+]

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Languages, Literature, and Cultures - Spanish 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

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program 25-32 credit hours apply from Pathway 88-95 credits remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program 8-17 credit hours apply from Pathway 103-112 credits 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 $17,060 Class hours: 9-12 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: The INTO CSU Graduate Pathway program leads to CSU's Spanish graduate degree where you will continue expanding your knowledge of the language as well as the literature and cultures associated with the language. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Fort Collins
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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 progra ... [+]

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

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 Special Education program at UAB after successfully completing the Graduate Pathway and meeting all progression requirements. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus