Marshall University

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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.

Library System

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.

Student Housing

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.

General Information

Admission Office

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

(304) 696-3160

(800) 642-3499

Fax: (304) 696-3135

Contact: Tammy Johnson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

(304) 696-3170

Total undergrads: 9,310

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,686

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,758

Graduate enrollment: 3,986


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fashion Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

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

Engineering Technologies

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
Cytotechnology B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Systems Science/Theory B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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