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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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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
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1 - 2 semesters
Campus
University of South Florida

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.... [-]

USA Tampa
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1 - 2 semesters
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Marshall University

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 ... [-]
USA Huntington
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1 - 2 semesters
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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
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Full-time
3 - 9 months
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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
September 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:

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USA Boca Raton
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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

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USA Durham
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Full-time
2 semesters
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University of Idaho Global Student Success Program

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

The Graduate GSSP in Computer Science 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 of Science in Computer Science

A graduate degree in computer science from the University of Idaho prepares you for a lifetime of discovery. It enables the graduate to advance the state-of-the-art in computing technology, not merely to keep up with it. The program develops your critical thinking, investigatory and expository skills.... [-]

USA Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Hofstra University

An INTO Hofstra Graduate Pathway program in Information Systems will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Hofstra University. ... [+]

An INTO Hofstra Graduate Pathway program in Information Systems will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Hofstra University.

Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Hofstra University. This transition from an INTO Hofstra 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

1-Semester

30 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 course work. Key Facts Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: August; 2020: January, August; 2021: January Fees: From $20,400 Academic Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements: From IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent Award: This Pathway program leads to a Master of Science in Information Systems at Hofstra University. Course Options: 2-Semester, 1-Semester Your course options 2-Semester ... [-]
USA New York
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
LBIC London Brunel International College

A postgraduate pathway will give you valuable insight into postgraduate-level studies in the UK. Most importantly, It will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and sk ... [+]

A postgraduate pathway will give you valuable insight into postgraduate-level studies in the UK. Most importantly, It will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills you need to excel in your chosen taught master's degree.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

Fees Year Stage 1: Pre-Master's Stage 2: Master's Degree 2019/2020 £8,200 (one semester) £9,200 (one semester plus work placement) £14,250 - £19,500

All LBIC course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

Pathway progression Stage 1: Pre-Master's

Modules

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 5 Critical and Creative Thinking Research Methods Management Principles ... [-]
United Kingdom Uxbridge
January 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in civil engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon sub ... [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in civil engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering 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:

33 credit hour program 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 21 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

33 credit hour program 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 24 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, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $15,240 Class hours: 9-13 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: Students are guaranteed admission to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering 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
INTO 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 universiti ... [+]

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? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
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Full-time
6 - 9 months
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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
Colorado State University

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Engineering - High-Performance Computing will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s degree program at Colorad ... [+]

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Engineering - High-Performance Computing 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:

30 credit hour degree program 13-14 credit hours may apply from Pathway 16-17 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

30 credit hour degree program 6-7 credit hours may apply from Pathway 23-24 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: August Fees: From $17,060 Class hours: 9-12 hours per week Class size: 14 Award: The INTO CSU Graduate Pathway in Electrical and Computer Engineering - High-Performance Computing leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Fort Collins
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Illinois State University

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

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Accountancy 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:

54 credit-hour program 9 credit hours apply from the Pathway 45 credit hours remaining towards a degree

2-Semester:

54 credit-hour program 18 credit hours apply from the Pathway 36 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 Accountancy master's degree program at Illinois State University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Normal
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus