Undergraduate Pathway in Music

Do you want to study for an undergraduate 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 an undergraduate 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.

INTO Marshall Undergraduate Pathway program in Music will prepare you to enter the second year of a bachelor's degree program at Marshall University.

(Note: Program does not start until Fall 2017)

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120 credit hour program
  • 17-21 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 99-103 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Concepts and Applications of Math*
  • Intro to Visual Art/Theater Appreciation
  • Class selected by department
  • Freshman First Class

Semester 2

  • Academic English and Composition
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • First-Year Seminar
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120 credit hour program
  • 9-11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 109-111 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Semester 1
  • Academic English and Composition
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Class selected by department
  • Freshman First Class

 

*Math placement will be determined by the score achieved on a Department of Mathematics placement test.

Career Paths

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

  • Instrumentalist
  • Music teacher
  • Singer
  • Performance artist

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Undergraduate Pathway in Music

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Admission* 2-Semester
Pathway
1-Semester
Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • High school diploma with 2.5 GPA
  • High school diploma with 2.0 GPA 
  • High school diploma with 2.0 GPA
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL iBT 78 or
  • IELTS 6.0 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C
  • Students must successfully complete an audition as part of the application process
  • TOEFL iBT 60 or
  • IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores) or
  • Password Overall Level 6** or
  • PTEA 44** or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 4 with no grades below C
  • Students must successfully complete an audition as part of the application process
  • TOEFL iBT 78 or
  • IELTS 6.0 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C 
  • Students must successfully complete an audition as part of the application process

 

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to Marshall University. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

**Students using Password and PTEA as proof of English level will take an English placement test upon arrival. Students scoring below the required entry standard for their Pathway program will be placed in Academic English.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Music

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition

 

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

 

 Fall 2017: August 15, 2017

Spring 2018: January 4, 2018

Summer 2018: May 10, 2018

$20,810

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

 Fall 2016: August 15, 2017

Spring 2017: January 4, 2018

Summer 2017: May 10, 2018

$11,960



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Undergraduate Pathway in Music

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Marshall University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA in Pathway program
  • No I grades in a class
  • Grade of C or better in all classes
  • You are fully admitted to Marshall University provided you have successfully completed conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway program and submitted all required admission credentials.

Progression Advising

The Marshall Progression Advisor is available to assist as you transition from INTO Marshall to full Marshall University admission. From helping with paperwork to ensuring you've completed your required courses, the Progression Advisor is ready to help you throughout the process.

Does this program lead to further study?

The Undergraduate Pathway program in Music at Marshall University prepares students to enter careers as professionals, pursue professional studies at the graduate level and apply principles learned through the fine arts to the many life choices all graduates make, regardless of vocation.

Music students may choose from areas of emphasis in Interdisciplinary music studies, jazz studies, performance (majors in orchestral instruments, voice, piano and guitar) or theory and composition (combining historical forms and contemporary trends). 

 

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