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Moments Matter Here | Marshall University

We remember life in its moments. It only takes a moment for us to be enriched, to be connected, to be changed. At Marshall University you will find a place to create these moments; a place where things that matter now, you will find, still matter later. Here you’ll learn about what makes us distinctive and why it should matter to you. Aside from being the home to West Virginia’s only Cyber Security Institute and Aviation Program, here you’ll find the keys to a future full of promise.


Why Choose Marshall?
Degree Programs Offered
Undergrad Student: Faculty Ratio
Research Funding
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#1 Ranked Online M.S. Computer Science Program
Fortune Magazine, 2024
R2 Carnegie Doctoral University
Named a Center of Excellence for Cyber Security
U.S. Cyber Command
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Nationally Ranked (#11 in faculty credentials & training, #15 in engagement) Online Criminal Justice Program
US News & World Report
Program Rankings & Recognition
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications (ACEJMC) Accredited Since 1976
  • Accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Award-winning student radio station WMUL-FM received over 50 awards in Spring 2024
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation: Accounting
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Academic Honor Society
  • Best Business Schools, Princeton Review, 2021
  • Best Online MBA Programs, Princeton Review, 2022
  • Best Undergraduate Business Programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #24 Top 25 Online MBA Programs in the South, Online MBA Report, 2021
  • Best No-GMAT Online MBA Programs, College Consensus, 2019
  • #4, 50 Best Online MBA Programs, College Consensus, 2019
  • #9 Best Master’s in Health Informatics, College Rank, 2019
  • #17 Best Online Teaching Programs, OnlineMasters.com, 2019
  • #23 Health Informatics Master’s, College Choice, 2018
  • #5 Top 20 Master’s Degrees in Health Informatics, Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration, 2018
  • #9 Bachelor’s in Business Economics, Best College Reviews, 2018
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) – Advance Level Accreditation Since 2019
  • CAEP Accredited Initial-Level Programs & Certifications
    • BA, Early Childhood Education (PreK-K)
    • BA, Elementary Education (K-6)
    • BA, Secondary Education
    • MA, Teaching (MAT) or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
    • MA, Special Education
  • CAEP Accredited Advanced-Level Program & Certifications
    • EdS, School Psychology
    • MA, Education
    • MA, Leadership Studies
    • Accredited Certificates
  • School Library Media Specialist (Advanced-Level) program Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) accredited programs:
    • Special Educational Multi-categorical (K-6, 5-Adult)
    • Preschool Special Needs
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Visually Impaired
  • Reading Specialist program accredited by the International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Early Childhood Education & Preschool Special Needs programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • English Language Arts program accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) accredited programs:
    • Elementary Math Specialist (Advanced)
    • Mathematics 5-12 (Initial)
    • Mathematics 5-9 (Initial)
    • Math through Algebra I (Advanced)
  • Social Studies program accredited for National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • School Psychology program accredited by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP)
  • School Principalship program accredited by the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP)
  • National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) accredited programs:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • General Sciences
    • Physics
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) accredited programs:
    • Health 5-Adult
    • Physical Education PreK-Adult
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (Licensure) program accredited by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • A+ Teacher Prep Programs, Early Reading Instruction, National Council on Teacher Quality, 2020
  • Top Master’s in Adult Education Program, OnlineMasters.com, 2019
  • #2 Most Affordable Online Doctor of Education Programs, EdDPrograms.org, 2020
  • #4 Most Affordable Online Doctorates in Education, OnlineU, 2020
  • #3 Best Elementary Education Bachelor’s, College Choice, 2017
  • #19 Best Online Master’s in Elementary Education Programs, OnlineMasters.com, 2019
  • #19 Best Online Master’s in Math Education, OnlineMasters.com, 2019
  • #10 Online Master’s in Education, GoGrad, 2016
  • #1 Ranked Online M.S. Computer Science Program (Fortune)
  • #2 Ranked Online M.S. in Cybersecurity Program (Fortune)
  • Home to the head coach of the U.S. Cyber Team
  • Civil-Military Institute (CMI2) Pathfinder Program Award
  • ABET Accredited: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Board for Engineering and Technology Accredited: Undergraduate Safety Technology
  • World Safety Organization Accredited: Undergraduate and Graduate Safety Technology
  • Marshall University’s cyber competition team placed 14th of 450 colleges and universities in the National Cyber League’s Spring 2023 season
  • #6 Best Online Master’s in Computer Science Degrees, Fortune, 2022
  • #14 Best Bachelor’s in Occupational Health and Safety Programs, Best Health Degrees, 2022
  • Cyber Security’s cyber forensics and security team ranked 28th out of 3,926 teams in the National Cyber League’s Fall 2022 competition
  • #9 Most Affordable College to Earn your Cyber Security Degree, Cyber Degrees EDU, 2020
  • Marshall University’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Team first place win in the National Cyber League’s Spring 2020 season
  • #7 Most Affordable Online Graduate Degree in Criminal Justice, SR Education Group, 2019
  • Athletic Training Education Accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Accredited: Master of Communication Disorders
  • Social Work Education Accredited: Master of Social Work
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences Accredited: Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Education in Nursing, Inc. Accredited: Associate in Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing
  • Early Assurance Program for Master of Science in Athletic Training
  • Recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine (EIM) Gold Campus
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Early Assurance program for Communication Disorders Master of Science Program
  • Communications Disorders Master of Science Program 100% Praxis Examination Pass Rate since 2018
  • Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Marshall University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #25 Most Affordable Master’s in Healthcare Administration    Healthcare Administration Degree Programs, 2018
  • #27 Most Affordable Nursing Administration Degree Programs in the U.S., Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees, 2015
  • American Psychological Association on Accreditation: Psychology
  • Association of State and Provincial Boards of Professional Psychology National Register (Designated Program): Psychology
  • 3 + 2 Accelerated Masters Degree in Public Administration
  • #2 Doctor of Psychology, Online Psychology Degrees, 2016
  • Thundering Word Speech & Debate Team
    • Six-time State Title winner of West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association (WVIFA) tournament (2011-2016)
    • 8th place in the 2016 Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (of 87 competing teams)
  • Undergraduate Program in Cyber Forensics & Security Designated as a Center of Academic Excellent in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Forensic science graduate students’ FSAT scores highest in the nation (13 of the past 15 years)
  • #1 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Geography Online, Great Value Colleges, 2021
  • #1 Forensics Graduate Program, ForensicSchool.com, 2019
  • Society of Yeager Scholars Program: Eight semester, full ride scholarship program
  • Member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
  • Member of the nation’s oldest & most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Curricular & Co-Curricular Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • #2 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools, Masters Programs Guide, 2020
Other Notable Rankings
  • Best National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Top Public Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • 30 Best Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities, College Consensus, 2020
  • #19 Most Affordable Online Colleges, OnlineU, 2020
  • #6, 20 Great Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities, Peterson’s, 2019
  • #9 Best Campus Security, Best Colleges, 2019
  • #1 Most Beautiful College Campus in West Virginia, Buzzfeed, 2017
  • #24 Best Colleges for Students with Autism, College Choice, 2017
  • #18, Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities, College Choice, 2016
  • #1 Most LGBTQ Friendly Campus in West Virginia, eCollegeFinder, 2015