International Admissions

International Admissions
Welcome to Marshall University!
If you wish to earn your degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV you can apply as one of the international student types listed below. (To review other types of students who can apply to Marshall, please visit our Admissions page.)

To guide you through the admission process to apply to Marshall University, it’s important for you to identify your correct student type. International students include the following:

Check below for our definitions of various international student types, then click for more information on your student type and follow the appropriate steps to apply for admission to Marshall University.

We’re excited to help you begin your journey toward becoming a Son or Daughter of Marshall!

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

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Undergraduate Admissions

International student applicants who meet all direct undergraduate admission requirements may apply for direct undergraduate admission to Marshall University.

International Freshman Student
International Freshman Student
An international freshman student is defined as an international student who has not enrolled in any college or university course following high school graduation and intends to seek an undergraduate degree.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Transfer Student
International Transfer Student
An international transfer student is defined as an international student who wishes to pursue a degree from Marshall University but who has previously enrolled at another college or university.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Transient (Exchange) Student
International Transient (Exchange) Student
An international transient student is as student who is pursuing a degree at another college or university but would like to take classes at Marshall University. An international transient student also may be an international student participating in a reciprocal exchange agreement. An international transient student may attend Marshall University for no more than two consecutive semesters.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
International Readmitted Student
International Readmitted Student
An international readmitted student is a student who attended Marshall University at least one year ago and who has not enrolled at any college or university since being enrolled at Marshall.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admission Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist

Graduate Admissions

International student applicants who meet all direct admission requirements of their selected graduate degree program may apply for direct graduate admission to Marshall University.

Degree-Seeking and Certificate/Professional Development
Degree-Seeking and Certificate/Professional Development
Marshall University recognizes two types of first-time international graduate students:
A degree-seeking international graduate student is an international student who enrolls at Marshall University with the intention of earning a degree in a graduate-level program.
A certificate/professional development graduate student is an international student who enrolls in a graduate-level certificate/licensure or other program that requires the completion of a specified sequence of courses, but who is not pursuing a graduate degree.
International graduate students can find details about applying and getting started as an MU graduate student with the following information:
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admissions Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist
Non-Degree: Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's Students
Non-Degree: Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's Students
An international non-degree (post-baccalaureate and post-master’s) graduate student is an international student who wishes to enroll in Marshall University graduate courses without earning a graduate degree.
To apply for admission to Marshall, get started with your Admissions Checklist
If you’ve been accepted, review the Admitted Student Checklist

English Language Institute

International student applicants who wish to study intensive English to meet direct undergraduate and graduate admission requirements may apply for admission to the Marshall University English Language Institute.  Learn more about admission to the English Language Institute.