Online / Distance-Only

Graduate Admissions
Online / Distance-Only

Welcome to Marshall University!

If you are interested in applying for an online graduate program, you can apply as an online/distance-only graduate student at Marshall. (If this doesn’t sound like you, please visit our Admissions page to review other types of graduate students who can apply to Marshall.)

Marshall University Online Learning offers more than 600 courses that are 100% fully online, allowing students to start—and finish—an undergraduate or graduate degree, or earn a graduate certificate. Marshall’s online learning program offers close to 300 e-courses every semester and serves nearly 17,000 students annually.

Through Online Learning from Marshall University, you can earn a quality degree completely online, while continuing to meet your work and family obligations. Distance-only students are not expected to have a campus or classroom presence during their academic careers and are eligible for a special distance tuition rate instead of regular tuition and fees. To receive the the distance tuition rate you must enroll entirely in online classes and meet certain qualifications.

When you’re ready to take your next steps to apply to Marshall University, use this page as your Application Checklist to become an online/distance-only graduate student. We’re excited to help you begin your journey to advance your education at Marshall University!

If you need help, please contact the Office of Admissions. Let’s get started!

Already Admitted?

After you apply and are admitted to Marshall, please complete the Enrollment Checklist to become a Marshall graduate student.

Review Admission Requirements and Apply

Applying for admission to Marshall University is easy. We provide all the steps you need to complete the online graduate admission process to apply and be admitted as an online/distance-only graduate student.

Your first step is to review graduate student admission requirements for the academic program you are interested in:

You will also want to check for individual graduate program requirements To ensure you’re fully prepared for online/distance-only learning, be sure to review technology requirements and other information to get the right start with MU Online.

When you are ready to apply for an online graduate program at Marshall, complete our online application for admission. We encourage you to apply early to ensure that you’ll be set up and ready to start your online courses on time.

After you submit your completed graduate application, application fee, and all required admission materials, we will review your file and notify you about our admission decision.

If you need more information, please contact us today at We are ready to help you take your next steps to learn online at Marshall University.

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