Marshall announces graduate tuition waiver for graduating students


Marshall University is offering a new scholarship program for students who transition from an undergraduate degree into a master’s degree program.

The “One of the Herd” graduate tuition waiver will provide automatic financial aid of up to $500 for the first semester when a student completes an undergraduate degree in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 and begins a master’s degree program in Fall 2024.

“Marshall is glad to help our undergraduates continue to the next phase of their education,” said Carl Mummert, assistant provost at the university. “This tuition waiver is meant to make that step a little easier for our students.”

The $500 tuition waiver will be applied automatically to each student’s account, and no application for the waiver is necessary. Both face-to-face and online master’s programs are included. Additional information is available at one-of-the-herd-graduate-tuition-waiver/

“Earning a graduate degree opens up additional job opportunities and options, as well as giving each student a more in-depth understanding of their field,” Mummert said.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 25- to 34-year-olds working full-time in 2021 earned 21% more on average with a master’s or higher degree compared to a bachelor’s degree.

With more than 3,000 graduate students enrolled, Marshall offers over 55 master’s degree programs, 10 doctoral degree programs, and 31 graduate certificates. Many programs have online options available. All degree programs are eligible for financial aid and many programs offer graduate assistantships.

The university has a national Carnegie “R2” research university designation and offers academic programs to prepare students for careers in all areas along with numerous student support services and student organizations.

For more information on Marshall’s graduate degree programs, visit

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