Marshall university

Graduate Pathway in Mathematics

Prepare for graduate study in Mathematics at a leading university

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

  • Program Information
  • Entry requirements
  • Dates and Prices
  • Progression
  • How to Apply

Is the Pathway program right for me?

The Graduate Pathway program is for students who:

  • Desire to study for a graduate degree in the US
  • Need to improve English language skills
  • Desire additional academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed during the first year at a US university
  • Are not eligible for direct entry
  • Any or all of the above

Program highlights include:

  • Full integration with domestic and international students on the Marshall campus
  • Access to all Marshall cultural events, athletic events and activities including Marshall’s state of-the-art Recreation Center
  • Classrooms and accommodations in the heart of Marshall’s compact and accessible campus with shopping, dining and other services located nearby
  • Highest level of support for student success
  • Individual supplemental tutoring for any subject
  • Highly trained and experienced university instructors
  • Academic advising throughout the program

What will I study?



  • 36 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree




Semester 1

  • Academic Listening and Speaking (INTO)
  • Academic Reading (INTO)
  • Advanced Calculus I
  • Modern Algebra I

Semester 2

  • Academic Composition and Culture (INTO)
  • Advanced Calculus II
  • Modern Algebra II



  • 36 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree 
 Semester 1
  • English Composition (INTO)
  • Advanced Calculus I
  • Modern Algebra I
  • Probability and Statistics I


Academic graduate courses in the Pathway may be substituted with other academic graduate courses depending on availability. Any course substitution will count toward the degree.

Career Paths

Research in the Department of Mathematics covers a broad spectrum of topics including: 

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Approximation Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Control Theory
  • Differential Equations
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Integrable Systems
  • Knot Theory
  • Nonlinear Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Probability
  • Soliton Theory
  • Special Functions
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Ready to take the next step toward this Pathway? Apply today!