Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

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 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.

The Graduate Pathway in Public Administration offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at Marshall University.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 36 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Behavioral Organization
Semester 2
  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Public Administration and Policy Development
  • Public Administration Scope and Practice
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 36 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Behavioral Organization

NOTE: No Summer courses are offered for this program.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a Public Administration degree from Marshall University, you might find work as a:

  • Local government analyst
  • Program coordinator
  • Program assistant/manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Statistician
  • Research associate
  • Marketing/PA specialist
  • City manager/chief administrative officer

 

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Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Admission* 2-Semester
Pathway
1-Semester
Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree with 2.5 GPA
  • GRE/GMAT may be required
  • Bachelor's degree with 2.5 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree with 2.5 GPA
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL iBT 80 or
  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below B
  • TOEFL iBT 70 or
  • IELTS 6.0 or
  • Password Overall Level 7 or
  • PTEA 48 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 5 with no grades below C
  • TOEFL iBT 80 or
  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below B     

*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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Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
2-SEMESTER PATHWAY Spring: January 5, 2017 $23,400
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY Spring: January 5, 2017 $13,500


2017-18 Dates and Prices

PathwayProgram Start DatesTuition
2-SEMESTER PATHWAYFall: August 15, 2017
Spring: January 4, 2018
$24,330
1-SEMESTER PATHWAYFall: August 15, 2017
Spring: January 4, 2018
$13,990



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Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

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 3.0 GPA in graduate level courses
  • No grades below B in all 500/600 level courses
  • No grades below C in all ENG 150, 151 and 160 courses
  • No I grades

You are fully admitted to Marshall University provided they have successfully completed conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway program and submitted all required admission credentials.

Where will this take me?

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway program, you will be ready to start your second year in Marshall University's graduate degree program in Public Administration.

 

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