Marshall University
1 John Marshall Dr.
Huntington, WV 25755
(800) 642-3499
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Marshall University is regarded as one of the top universities in the South by the U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News also ranked the university 16th in its ranking of the top public schools in the country. The institution was founded in 1837 in Huntington, W.Va., and is named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. More than 13,000 students attend at the undergraduate and graduate level. The school reaches even more through its extended learning sites and online courses.

Programs Offered

Marshall University offers two associate programs, 44 baccalaureate programs, 46 graduate programs, and five doctoral degree programs. Students can take courses through the Colleges of Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health Professions, Information Technology and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, Journalism and Mass Communications, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. Graduate students enroll in programs offered by the university’s Graduate College, Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, and Honors College. More than 150 courses are offered online every semester through MUONline. This online platform is available 24 hours a day from any location.


Marshall University has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928.


Students applying for admission to Marshall University must submit an application form available from the Admissions Office or the school’s website. All applications for admission or re-admission must be submitted to the Admissions Office, along with all required credentials and a $30 application fee, at least two weeks prior to the start of a term. Undergraduate applicants must have a high school diploma, overall high school grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0, and at least a 19 on the ACT or combined score of at least a 910 on the SAT, or an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 and at least a 16 on the ACT or 780 on the SAT. They must include an official final transcript, official college transcript if applicable, and official test scores. Graduate school applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50. Both undergraduate and graduate applicants may have additional requirements depending on their prior educational experience or program, such as additional test scores or letters of recommendation.

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