Colleges and Schools

College of Arts and Media
The College of Arts and Media is dedicated to the discovery, application, transmission and advancement of knowledge in arts and in media. Through its rich and varied public programs, our college informs and enhances the lives of students and the wider community. Our students receive professional, discipline-based training within the context of broad learning. They become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and collaborators. They are prepared for productive lives as global citizens and 21st century leaders through their professions and their communities.

Lewis College of Business
The mission of the COB is to be a leading state institution for the education of business students, and a contributor to the region’s economic development. The college is committed to an overall balance among teaching, scholarly activity, and service. The COB is dedicated to graduating individuals who possess the communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills necessary to meet the Tri-State area’s needs for the demands of the global marketplace.

College of Education and Professional Development
The College of Education and Professional Development continues to prepare teachers and other professional educators, including counselors, principals, supervisors, and superintendents. It also provides continuing education opportunities for professional educators. All teacher education programs at Marshall University are under the direction of the College of Education and Professional Development.

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
CECS builds on combined traditions of student-focused education, entrepreneurship and funded research and service emphasis. CECS provides education when and where needed, incorporating technology-enhanced methods, by full-time, dedicated faculty complemented by expert adjunct faculty from industry and government.

College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions (COHP) is committed to offering quality undergraduate and graduate nursing and health professions education. The focus of the College of Health Professions is upon being interactive with the community, including rural and underserved areas, and responding to contemporary and future needs of society, nursing, and the health professions.

College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts is committed to excellence in higher education. We have the responsibility to preserve, transmit, interpret and create knowledge in an environment of free inquiry and expression. We will provide instruction that forms the core of the undergraduate curriculum for all Marshall University students so they may think critically and imaginatively, communicate effectively and understand various dimensions of human experience.

College of Science
Scientific and technologically trained people are essential to our nation’s health and prosperity in a rapidly expanding global economy. Students majoring in baccalaureate degree programs in the College of Science receive a broad education conducive to pursuing a wide range of career options. Special emphasis is placed on experiential learning through participation in activities such as undergraduate research and internships.

Honors College
The Honors College at Marshall University fosters academic excellence in a community of learners whose undergraduate education is enhanced through innovative teaching and learning, an engaging interdisciplinary curriculum, creative and critical inquiry with talented faculty and diverse leadership and special opportunities.

University College
University College provides academic support services to students to be successful throughout their college experience. University College offers students a solid foundation of academic skills for the advancement into another Marshall University college for graduation. University College is dedicated to providing professional academic advice, understanding and practicing diversity, operating under high ethical standards, ensuring privacy of students, creating an environment for freedom of expression and encouraging student involvement in their own educational process.

Division of Aviation
Marshall University made a strategic move into aviation. In Fall 2021, the Commercial Pilot: Fixed-Wing, B.S. program opened. This program has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Part 141 pilot school. The Aviation Maintenance, A.A.S. program opened as an FAA Part 147 program in Fall 2022. This is an 18-month dual degree with Mountwest Community and Technical College. Through these programs, Marshall is training the pilots and technicians for tomorrow. Job prospects are exceptional, with thousands of openings projected in the next decade.

Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.)
The Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.) is a non-traditional, interdisciplinary degree option designed to help adult students just like you earn a bachelor’s degree. The R.B.A. degree meets the needs of a working adult, as the program is offered online, is cost-effective and allows the student to tailor the degree to his or her interests.

Graduate Studies
At Marshall University, you can move to the next level in your career by completing one of our top-quality programs, guided by our talented and dedicated graduate faculty. We offer more than 55 accredited graduate degree programs and over 35 graduate certificate programs at locations throughout the state of West Virginia and online worldwide. Marshall serves more than 3,000 graduate students annually—more than 25 percent of our total student body.

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Established in 1976, the School of Medicine quickly developed a reputation for providing students with a high quality, hand-on medical education delivered in an atmosphere of caring and respect. Since that time, the school has also dramatically expanded its scope of research and clinical services, giving students an energized learning environment in which to become physicians. With three new educational facilities, two new clinical departments and more progress on the horizon, the school continues to expand opportunities for students.

School of Pharmacy
The Marshall University School of Pharmacy strives to educate compassionate, ethical and competent students to become innovative thinkers, problem solvers and the future leaders of our profession. To accomplish these goals, the school has developed a curriculum that fuses local practice standards and vision to the evolving trends within our discipline. The school’s vision of the skills, knowledge and abilities required for the success of future pharmacists is central to its Pharm. D. curriculum.

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