Graduate Pathway in Public Health

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.

About the program

Marshall University’s Master of Public Health program combines a broad emphasis on practical training and small class sizes to prepare students for success upon graduation. Because of the extensive and interdisciplinary curriculum, graduates are well prepared for careers in public health and health care both domestically and internationally.

The Appalachian location and international research opportunities offer students countless opportunities for local and overseas community outreach and unforgettable real world learning experiences.

Marshall University is one of the only MPH programs in the US to offer a minor in Rural Health.

Pathway program highlights include:

  • Full integration with domestic and international students on the Marshall campus
  • Access to all Marshall cultural and athletic events and activities including the Recreation Center
  • Classrooms and accommodations in the heart of Marshall’s compact and accessible campus
  • Highest level of support for student success
2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 42 credit hour program
  • 13 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 29 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Public Health Biology
  • Epidemiology

Semester 2

  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Environmental Health
  • Social Behavior Aspects of Public Health
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 42 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 36 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Composition and Culture
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Public Health Biology
  • Epidemiology

Note: No Summer courses are offered for this program. Students starting their Pathway in the spring will take a break in
the summer and continue with the second semester in the fall.

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Graduate Pathway in Public Health

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 2.25 GPA
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Bachelor's degree with 2.25 GPA
  •  Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV

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 Health

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 4, 2018 $13,990
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 4, 2018 $24,330

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 14, 2018
Spring: January 2, 2019
$14,660
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 14, 2018
Spring: January 2, 2019
$25,500

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Graduate Pathway in Public Health

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 you've 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 the College of Health Professions.

 

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