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
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree 
 Semester 1
  • Academic Composition and Culture (INTO)
  • Advanced Calculus I
  • Modern Algebra I




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!