Frostburg State University Partners With MSM Higher Ed in Global Pathways Initiative

Mar 11, 2021 11:35 AM

Frostburg State University has partnered with education management company MSM Higher Ed in its unique pathway program for international education.

Called MSM Higher Ed Pathways, this program prepares students for entry or advanced standing at multiple universities in study destinations for international education.

FSU, a member of the University System of Maryland, joins the roster of Founding Member institutions from destination countries such as Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Founding Members of this pathway initiative become part of a global consortium that articulates existing Pathway curriculum and provides advice on the design of future study abroad pathways for international students.

“Frostburg State University is looking forward to welcoming additional well-qualified international students from diverse regions of the world through this new partnership with MSM Higher Ed,” said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “We are excited about collaborating with other Founding Members of the Higher Ed Pathways global consortium.”

The new Pathway curriculum designed by Founding Members will be carried out at MSM Higher Ed delivery centers in more than 50 cities across the globe in the coming three years.

As a Founding Member, FSU has the opportunity to participate in rigorous quality assurance reviews, to welcome a steady stream of qualified international students from diverse countries and backgrounds and to become part of Foundation studies and pathways recruitment events. In addition, it is able to boost its global presence and branding as an MSM Higher Ed partner institution.

Students who have started their programs through MSM Higher Ed Pathways delivery centers close to their homes may choose to proceed to complete their degree at FSU.

Frostburg State comprises the first batch of MSM Higher Ed Pathways Founding Members, which also include Griffith University in Australia; Hartwick College, Hawaii Pacific University and University of Charleston in the U.S.; and Queen Margaret University in Scotland.

A total of 26 higher education institutions from destination countries are targeted to become Founding Members and create a range of study abroad pathways for qualified international students.

Meanwhile, institutions from China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and other countries across the globe are welcome to become delivery centers for students who are looking to get a head start toward their international studies.

About MSM Higher Ed

MSM Higher Ed offers education management solutions that create opportunities for students while building capacity for international student enrollment and new revenue streams for partner institutions. Through viable public-private partnerships, licensing agreements, program pathways based on articulation arrangements and pan-national and transnational program delivery, it creates opportunities for students to earn career-oriented credentials preparing their career or academic advancement. MSM Higher Ed manages private institutions Eton College Canada, Q College, Q Academy, Taylor Pro College, Extreme Pro Training, and College Multihexa and transnational education centers.

Interested institutional partners may send their expression of interest to MSM Higher Ed President Donna Hooker at For information, visit the MSM Higher Ed web site.