Marshall University offers more than 100 majors and areas of emphasis for undergraduate students, providing you with amazing opportunities to prepare for your future. Many students apply to Marshall with a specific major in mind. Find out if we offer what you are looking for here.
If you aren’t sure of a major and are looking for something that will best fit your interests, take our career interest inventory.
Want to know more about our majors and how they connect to future careers? Visit our Career Services website or give them a call at 304-696-2370.
- What degree programs does Marshall offer?Marshall’s offerings include more than 100 degree programs leading to associate, bachelor’s, master’s, first professional and doctoral degrees. In addition, the university provides certificate programs in a number of fields. For a complete list, click here.
- Where are you located?With the main campus located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall University is situated in the tri-state region bordering Kentucky and Ohio, with a population of 365,000 in the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area.
Additional campuses and centers are located in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley and Beckley, West Virginia.
Check out all our locations here.
- How much is tuition?Our current tuition rates are posted here. Please note that each college has specific fees, so your total cost will be dependent upon the major you choose.
- How do I get scholarships?Most of Marshall’s merit-based scholarships are awarded based on the credentials you submit for admissions and require no additional application. However, the Society of Yeager Scholars and the scholarships administered by the Marshall University Foundation Inc. require additional application materials that vary by scholarship.
- When will I find out about financial aid?Students who have been admitted and submitted their FAFSA results to Marshall will have a financial aid package automatically prepared by our Office of Student Financial Assistance. Packaging for the fall semester usually begins in mid-March and continues as we admit students and receive FAFSA results.
- Can students get jobs on campus?Absolutely! There are many opportunities for student employment both on and near campus. Our Career Services office is ready to help you find a job that fits your needs!
- How do I schedule a campus visit?We’d love to show you around! Check out all the ways to visit our campus, including special recruitment events and virtual tours, by clicking here.
- What are the admissions requirements?
Requirements vary by student type (freshman, transfer, graduate) and intended major of study. Get all the details here or call the Office of Admissions at 877-GOHERD-1 and ask to speak to a recruitment coordinator.
They’d be happy to help you!
- When should I apply?Now! Just kidding. Actually, students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year of high school, or at least two months before the start of the semester for transfer students. We have rolling admissions, so we will make an admissions decision on your file within 3-5 business days of receipt of your required admissions materials. There’s no benefit in delaying, so apply as soon as you know Marshall is a contender in your college decision.
- When is the application deadline?All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester to ensure time for processing.
- How do I apply?Undergraduate students can apply online or download and mail, email or fax the appropriate undergraduate application or international undergraduate application. For assistance, email email@example.com, call 304-696-3160 or 800-642-3499, or fax 304-696-3135.
Graduate and professional students can apply online or download and mail, email or fax the appropriate graduate application or international graduate application. For assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 304-746-1900 or 800-642-9842, ext. 61900, or fax 304-746-1902.
- Do you accept AP credit?Yes we do! Depending on the exam and your score, you may receive as many as 10 hours of credit for your AP exam. We must receive an official score report directly from the College Board testing service in order to grant the credit. A full listing of the exams we accept, the scores needed for credit, and the equivalent Marshall credit is available in our Undergraduate Catalog. We also grant credit for International Baccalaureate exams.
- What if I retake the ACT/SAT?Marshall University will always use your highest composite/combined score for both admissions and merit aid consideration. If you do not meet our admissions requirements with a single score, we will recalculate using your highest individual sub-scores (for admissions purposes only).
- How many students attend Marshall?Marshall’s total student enrollment is 13,631 (Fall 2015), with 9,525 undergraduate students and 4,106 graduate and professional students.
- What is the average class size? How about the student/faculty ratio?Our average class size is 21, and our student/faculty ratio is 19 to 1.
- Can freshmen have cars on campus?Yes, they can, but students must purchase a university-issued parking permit to park on campus.
- How long do I have to live on campus?
- How safe is campus?Marshall’s annual security and fire safety report details the extensive efforts on the part of the university to keep our community safe, as well as provides statistics for reported crimes on and near campus. With our well-lit and compact campus, extensive network of emergency/help call towers on campus, police escort service, and 24-hour security in the residence halls, our students feel safe and protected on campus.
- Is alcohol/smoking allowed on campus?No. Marshall has a dry and tobacco-free campus. Use of alcohol and tobacco on campus is a violation of our student code of conduct.
- Do you have study abroad?We do! Our students have hundreds of sites in more than 50 countries to choose from for a study abroad experience. There are even scholarships available to assist some students with the expense.
- Can students get internships?Yes! In fact, internships are a requirement in some degree programs. Both your academic advisor and Career Services will be key resources for you to pursue this important educational experience.
- Do you have to be a music major to be in band?No—in fact, many of the members of our music ensembles are not music majors. Some ensembles require an audition, but students in other majors are welcome to audition as well.
- Is Marshall public or private?Marshall University is a public institution supported by the State of West Virginia.
We want to provide you with the information you need to see if Marshall University is right for you. The more information you give us here, the better we can communicate with you!