Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia,, is a coeducational public research university. It was founded in 1837 and named after the fourth Chief Justice of the United States: John Marshall.
Marshall University is made up of eight undergraduate schools and colleges: (1) the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC), (2) the College of Science (COS), (3) the College of Health Professions (COHP), (4) the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business (LCOB), (5) the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), (6) the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), (7) the College of Fine Arts (COFA), and (8) the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).
In addition to these undergraduate schools, Marshall University is also made up of four graduate schools: (1) the School of Pharmacy, (2) the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, (3) the general Graduate College, and (4) the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (a regional center for cancer research). The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has a national reputation for its programs in the area of rural health care delivery.
It also has a forensic science graduate program and is one of only a small number of post-graduate level academic programs in the US to be accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Marshall University's digital forensic program was the first in the world to receive accreditation from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in digital forensics. (The Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business has achieved the AACSB accreditation.)
Known as the Thundering Herd, Marshall's sports teams participate in NCAA Division I as a member of Conference USA. Other nicknames suggested over the years include Big Green, Rams, Judges, Green Gobblers and Boogercats.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Marshall offers merit-based and need-based aid, including loan programs, student employment, medical school aid and veteran's educational benefits. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Marshall Library System consists of the Chemistry Library, Drinko Library, Government Documents, the Health Sciences Library, the Morrow Library Stacks, the South Charleston Campus Library and Special Collections.
On-campus student housing at Marshall consists of the following properties: Buskirk Hall, North & South Halls, Gibson Hall, Haymaker Hall, Holderby Hall, Twin Towers East, Twin Towers West, Wellman Hall and Willis Hall.
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Fax: (304) 696-3135
Contact: Tammy Johnson
Director of Admissions
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Total undergrads: 9,310
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,686
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,758
Graduate enrollment: 3,986
Small city (50,000 - 249,999)
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Percent applicants admitted: 83%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art - General B
Fashion Design B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences - General B
Adult and continuing education administration B
Counselor Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Engineering - General B
Occupational Safety B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences - General B
Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature - General B
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B
History - General B
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Mathematics - General B
Systems Science/Theory B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Psychology - General B
Public Administration & Services
Social Work B
Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
A = Associate degree
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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