Marshall University is a large research university of public status located in Huntington, West Virginia. The college takes its name from the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John Marshall. Being that the college is publicly supported there are a variety of opportunities available that exceed the boundaries of the Marshall itself. There are many subsequent colleges flying under the same flag, such as the College of Health Professions, the College of Business, a Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, and many other subsidiary institutions not listed here. The possibilities at Marshall University are virtually endless.
The collective distance learning opportunities are all routed through the central pillar of MUOnline, Marshall University’s online appendage. There is an abundance of resources for distance learners online that come from all over the campus. There are offices specifically designed for online financial aid, there are career services to help the student shape their direction, and there is even technical support available to ensure that there are no snags in the online process.
There are online degrees available at the graduate level primarily directed at the field of Teaching & Education. Students can receive a Master of Arts in Elementary or Secondary Education with concentrations in General Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Math Through Algebra, Middle Childhood Education, and School Library Media Specialist.
There are also graduate certificate programs available for Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Information Security, Math Through Algebra, Middle Childhood Education, and School Library Media Specialist. In addition to these graduate certificate programs there are also minors that can be constructed online for a baccalaureate degree. These minors are in Criminal Justice, Geography, History, and United States History.
Courses can be taken individually for purposes of filling out the requirements of a degree. Courses can even be arranged asynchronously or for independent study if the student so desires. All courses offered by MUOnline are certified and accredited in addition to receiving the same instruction as on-campus courses at Marshall University.
Tuition varies by residence. In-state/Out-of-state undergraduate full-time students pay $4,020/$11,124 per year and undergraduate part-time students pay $180/$476 per credit hour. In-state/Out-of-State graduate students should expect to pay $4,282/$12,426 per year full-time and $254/$706 per credit hour part-time. Although the price tag is already low due to the university’s public status, financial aid is made available through grants and scholarships at Marshall University. Students have also consistently received federal and state grants, approximately 3 out of 10 students.
Students attending Marshall University enjoy a variety of educational, personal, and financial resources all geared at lifting them to the credentials they desire. These are just some of the reasons the university’s attendance is approaching 14,000. It’s no surprise that the university supports a platform for online students and distance learners with the same strength and attention that Marshall dedicates to its students on campus.