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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 GSPP Pathway in Computer Science

Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 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 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 Engineering

University of Idaho Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 USA Moscow

The Graduate GSSP in Engineering 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. [+]

The Graduate GSSP in Engineering 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 or GMAT required for admission Earn academic credits toward your UI graduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided About the College of Engineering

The University of Idaho College of Engineering focuses on teaching the fundamentals of engineering and providing hands-on design and research opportunities. UI has world-class facilities and professors who are eager to work with students on a wide range of cutting-edge research.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

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

Leads to the Master in Mechanical 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 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

Previous students have found full-time positions in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, pharmaceutical and electronics industries at organizations such as General Motors, Boeing, Intel, Draper Laboratory, Lockheed, Harris Corporation, Syniverse, Boston Scientific, Saudi Aramco and more.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

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

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate business degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.... [-]


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 Finance

Suffolk University
Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 USA Boston

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

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Finance 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:

47 credit hour program 13 credit hours apply from Pathway 34 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

47 credit hour program 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 38 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 Fees: From $26,570 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 18 Award: This program leads to a Master of Science in Finance (Concentrations in Corporate Finance, Investments or Risk Management) at Suffolk University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements Academic requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Industrial Engineering

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

Leads to the Industrial 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 Computer Science

Washington State University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Pullman

An INTO WSU Graduate Pathway program in Computer Science 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, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Washington State University. This transition from an INTO WSU Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. [+]

An INTO WSU Graduate Pathway program in Computer Science 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, you may enter your next 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:

2-Semester:

30 credit hour program 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 18 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

30 credit hour program 6 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, August; 2020: January Fees: From $16,200 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: This Pathway leads to a Master of Science in Computer Science at Washington State University. Course options: 1-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway Entry requirements ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Fashion Design and Merchandising

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

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Fashion Design and Merchandising 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 Graduate Pathway program in Fashion Design and Merchandising 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. 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 a Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Fashion Design and Merchandising at Illinois State University. 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? ... [-]

Graduate Pathway in Information Systems

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

Leads to a master’s degree in Information Systems 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.

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.... [-]


Pre-Master's Course in Banking and Finance

INTO London
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2019 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.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Colorado State University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Fort Collins

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Science 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 Computer Science 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:

35 credit hour degree program 16 credit hours apply from Pathway 19 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

35 credit hour degree program 8 credit hours apply from Pathway 27 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: 20 Award: The Graduate Pathway in Computer Science leads to Colorado State University's Computer Science MS degree. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]