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International Profile

Marshall University could be your Best. Decision. Ever.

Be proud—join the Sons and Daughters of Marshall
As one of West Virginia’s oldest public universities, Marshall University’s roots run deep. Yet our vision is focused on providing world-class learning opportunities for students from across the country and around the world.

Here you’ll discover a commitment to teaching, high-level research, and professional training that will prepare you to thrive in the world. You’ll join a community where you’ll be part of something larger than your own ambitions. You’ll find a sense of belonging and encouragement that will help you achieve your full potential. You’ll discover what it means to be one of the Sons and Daughters of Marshall.

History, tradition, and values
At Marshall University we’re proud of our history, which began with the founding of Marshall Academy in 1837. The academy was named in honor of John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the US Supreme Court (1801–1835). Today the Sons and Daughters of Marshall exemplify Justice Marshall’s values: independence, initiative, achievement, ethical integrity, and commitment to community through association and service.

Our students belong to a caring community with incredible opportunities. From extensive undergraduate research programs to state-of-the-art facilities, our students benefit from the extensive investments made in our campus and from the dedication our faculty and staff have for student success. Students also have a traditional college experience cheering on our Division I athletic teams, joining one of our 200 student organizations, completing internships, and taking advantage of our extensive student support resources.

Growth and development
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of the growing community at Marshall University. New facilities include the Visual Arts Center in the heart of downtown Huntington; the Chris Cline Athletic Complex housing the MU Sports Medicine Institute; and the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, home of our programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Safety Technology, and Digital Forensics.

Marshall’s degree programs are expanding as well, with the addition of undergraduate degrees in Sports Management and Electrical/Computer Engineering and graduate degrees in Social work, Biomechanics, and Jazz Studies, among others. Faculty and administrators at Marshall University continually evaluate our program offerings to ensure our students have the best opportunities to pursue their educational and career goals.

Join the #MarshallUFamily
When our students say they are Sons and Daughters of Marshall, it’s genuine. The care and support they receive from faculty, staff, and fellow students truly makes our community a family. That, combined with quality educational opportunities and a vibrant student life experience, makes the Marshall experience unlike any other. Join the #MarshallUFamily and become a Son or Daughter of Marshall!





Located in West Virginia’s second-largest city, Marshall University’s Huntington campus offers the best of the entertainment and dining options of an urban area in close proximity to outdoor adventures such as mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing. Marshall students live within 250 miles of many major cities, including Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Knoxville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Charlotte, North Carolina.


Type of school: Public mid-sized university (Master’s Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs)

Size of campus: 100 acres on Huntington campus

Number of students: 13,631

Number of faculty: 806 full-time faculty

Colleges, programs, and degrees: 7 colleges with more than 100 degree programs and areas of emphasis

Geographic diversity: 561 international students from nearly 70 countries

International student services: Dedicated international admission officer, assistance with educational visa process, Office of Intercultural Affairs, annual International Festival, conversation partners, Center for International Programs

International student budget: 2016–2017 (US dollars): Tuition/fees: $16,582
Room/board: $
Miscellaneous: $6,520
Total: $

Financial aid: While the ACT and SAT are not required for international students, those who submit these scores will be considered for non-competitive merit scholarships;

Test score requirements: For direct admission, students must provide proof of English-language proficiency by submitting one of the following minimum scores: TOEFL iBT 78; TOEFL PBT 547; MELAB 79%; IELTS 6.0; SAT verbal 480; ACT English and Reading 18

Application deadlines and fees: Fall semester admission: June 15; spring semester admission: October 15; summer semester admission: March 15; international application fee: $150

Programs of Study

For a full list of all degree programs and areas of emphasis, visit

• Advertising and Public Relations
• Journalism
• Media Studies/Production
• Music
• Theatre
• Video Production
• Visual Art

• Economics
• Energy Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Health Care Management
• International Business
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing

Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• Secondary Education

• Athletic Training
• Biomechanics
• Communication Disorders
• Cytotechnology
• Dietetics
• Exercise Science
• Health Sciences
• Medical Imaging
• Medical Lab Technology
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Nursing
• Physical Education
• Public Health
• Respiratory Care
• Social Work
• Sport Management & Marketing

• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Safety Technology

• Anthropology
• Communication Studies
• Creative Writing
• Economics
• English
• French
• Geography
• History
• Humanities
• International Affairs
• Japanese
• Latin
• Literary Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish

• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry
Biological Science
• Chemical Sciences
• Chemistry
• Computer and Information Technology
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Forensics & Information Assurance
• Environmental Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Forensic Chemistry
• Geology
• Integrated Science & Technology
• Mathematics
• Natural Resources & Recreation Management
• Physics
• Statistics