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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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Oregon State University

Leads to the Chemical 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
Saint Louis University

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Computer Forensics and Security Management. ... [+]

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 forensics and security management are assured progression to a UAB graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. ... [-]

USA St. Louis
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 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
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 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

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

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 suppo ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
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
Illinois State University

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

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Information Systems 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:

60 credit-hour program 12 credit hours apply from the Pathway 48 credit hours remaining towards a degree

2-Semester:

60 credit-hour program 15 credit hours apply from the Pathway 45 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 Fees: Prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed Class hours: 9-12 hours per week Award: Leads to the Information Systems 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
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
Washington State University

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

An INTO WSU Graduate Pathway program in Electrical Engineering 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 Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. Course options: 1-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Pullman
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Colorado State University

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Robot Control will prepare you to enter the second year of a master’s de ... [+]

INTO CSU’s Graduate Pathway program in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Robot Control 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 12-13 credit hours may apply from Pathway 17-18 credit hours remaining toward a degree ... [-]
USA Fort Collins
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Suffolk University

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

An INTO Suffolk Graduate Pathway program in Business Administration 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:

49 credit hour program 12 credit hours apply from Pathway 37 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

49 credit hour program 9 credit hours apply from Pathway 40 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 $26,570 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 18 Award: This program leads to a Master of Business Administration at Suffolk University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Boston
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
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
George Mason University

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Sport and Recreation Studies are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon ... [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Sport and Recreation Studies 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 ... [-]
USA Fairfax
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Mechanical Engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate business degree program upon s ... [+]

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Mechanical Engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate business 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: You are guaranteed admission to the Master of Science in Mechanical 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