Marshall University

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HeadquartersWest Virginia, USA
Other nameThe Thundering Herd
West Virginia university

Marshall University is a public research university in Huntington, West Virginia. It was founded in 1837 and is named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

Marshall University has departments for liberal arts, arts, education and social affairs, information technology and engineering, economics, science, health professions, journalism and mass communication, as well as a graduate college and a medical school. These institutions offer 68 bachelor's degree programs as well as 52 advanced degree programs.

In addition to the training of educators and teachers for primary and secondary schools, the subjects accounting, management, marketing and economics, music, theater and fine arts, dietetics and health and nursing, computer science, journalism, communication sciences, various linguistic studies are among the subjects. Subdisciplines such as geography, history and political science, psychology and sociology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and medicine are part of the Marshall University degree program. The university has a supraregional reputation especially for the training of specialists for the health care system in rural areas as well as for its courses in forensics.


Marshall University was founded in 1837 in what was then the state of Virginia as a secondary educational institution under the name Marshall Academy, and was named Marshall College a year later. After the end of the American Civil War, which had led to the separation of the western part of Virginia and the establishment of the state of West Virginia in 1863, the institution was named State Normal School of Marshall College in 1867 and thus the status of a college.

Bachelor degrees have been awarded by the university since 1920. In 1938 it received the right to award master’s degrees and the status of a college with university rank. Full recognition as a university took place in 1961 when the university was given its current name. Since the establishment of the medical faculty in 1977, the university has also awarded doctoral degrees in various subjects.


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