Founding Member: University of Charleston (US)

The University of Charleston in West Virginia is one of the 26 Founding Members of the MSM Higher Ed Pathways initiative.

The University of Charleston (UC) offers a unique opportunity for those who prefer exceptional education in a smaller, private setting. The campus shares in the rich history of the city of Charleston, West Virginia. Its campus buildings were literally ferried across the river to its current location back in 1947.

Founded in 1888, UC is an independent, co-educational residential university. Today, the university prepares its students for a lifetime of successful careers in globally competitive fields through the quality education delivered at its four distinct schools: Arts & Sciences; Business & Leadership; Health Sciences; and Pharmacy. A second campus located just an hour from Charleston, UC-Beckley offers associate degrees in Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Radiologic Technology. Here are some University of Charleston highlights in numbers: 85 percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. One hundred percent of students get some form of financial aid. Three years is all it takes to earn a degree from many of our programs. Ninety eight percent of students pass their licensing and board exams on the first attempt.

The University of Charleston employs both traditional and modern means of education delivery, as it is constantly adapting its 40-plus degree programs to its students’ needs. Forty-four countries are represented at the university. In addition to its academic programs, the university treats its athletic programs seriously as well, named the best athletic program in its NCAA conference five times in the last six years.

Through an articulation agreement with MSM Higher Ed, University of Charleston is now part of its global consortium as an MSM Higher Ed Pathways Founding Member. MSM Higher Ed Pathways is designed to prepare students for entry or advanced standing at multiple universities in study destinations for international education.

Students who have started their programs through MSM Higher Ed Pathways delivery centres (Foundation Schools) close to their homes may choose to proceed to complete their degree at University of Charleston in the United States.

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Flexible Pathways, More Accessible International Education

Responding to the needs of the times, MSM Higher Ed Pathways transcends the hurdles posed by COVID-19 to studying abroad. It addresses stricter border controls, the effect on international student mobility, and the impact on the disposable income of students and their families, among many other challenges.

With this initiative, we offer flexible study options to students across the world and ensure that they maximize the benefits of a unique pathways initiative powered by our solid network of partner institutions.

What Makes Our Pathways Unique

Institutional Advantage for Our Founding Members
Engagement in a Global Consortium
Steady stream of qualified students from diverse countries and backgrounds
Participation in rigorous quality assurance reviews
Premier promotion & exclusive events
Joint pathway admissions
Increased visibility and high-profile branding on a global scale
Enrollment management planning

Partnership with the World’s Leading Institutions

A Global Consortium of 26 Founding Members from Top Destination Countries

We work closely with our Founding Members from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Europe to pave the way for more pathway opportunities for international students.

Unified by an interest in increasing and diversifying international student enrollment for the long-term, Founding Members articulate the existing Pathway curriculum and will provide advice on the design and development of future Pathway curriculum, which will be delivered at MSM Higher Ed Schools or Study Centres in over 50 countries across the globe in the coming three years.