MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY - [MSU], SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI - ADMISSION

Springfield, MissouriLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1905Established Year
  24390Enrollment

Missouri State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Missouri State University is the second largest university by enrollment number. Over 23,700 students were admitted into the university in the fall semester of 2018. The acceptance rate of 84% strongly indicates the very low applicant competition at the university. Generally, students in the top quarter of their high school class get admitted into the university.

  • Application fee for international students is 50 USD for almost all Programs
  • The high school core curriculum is mandatory for admission into the undergraduate programs
  • International Students may fill the RCL form for some relaxation in the admission requirements.

Missouri State University Admissions Admissions Highlights 

Application PortalInternational Student Application on the official website
Application Fee50 USD
Acceptance Rate84%
SAT Score Range1100-1310
ACT Score Range21-26
Mode of PaymentVisa/Mastercard Credit Card
Academic CalendarSemester wise
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceHighly recommended for MBA aspirants
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

Missouri State University Important dates and deadlines

SemesterDeadlines
Fall Semester Begining in AugustJune 1
Spring Semester  Begining in JanuaryOctober 1
Summer Semester Begining in JuneMarch 15

Missouri State University International Students Admissions

Missouri State University offers admissions to more than 1,400 international students from 80+ countries across the globe. All international students are recommended to enroll as full-time students in fall and spring semesters. There are various admission requirements for international students, but students can file a Reduced Course Load (RCL) form to get some kind of relaxation.

For Undergraduates

TestsMinimum Requirements
TOEFL-iBTA score of 61 or more
IELTSA score of 5.5 or more
PTEA score of 44 or more
Missouri State English Language Institute (ELI) programCompletion of EAP level 5

For Graduates

TestsMinimum Requirements
TOEFL-iBTA score of 79 or more
IELTSA score of 6.0 or more
PTEA score of 53 or more
Missouri State English Language Institute (ELI) programCompletion of EAP Graduate Capstone

Note- All the test scores must be sent directly from their respective testing agencies.

There is a mandatory high school core curriculum for admission into the undergraduate programs of the university.

  • Four Units of coursework into English/Language Arts
  • Three units of coursework in Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science
  • One unit of Coursework in Fine Arts

If a candidate completes all the curriculum requirements upon graduation from high school, the candidate must meet the following requirements for moving further into the application process.

Class Rank PercentileGPA (on a scale of 4.00)ACT CompositeSAT total
75 or higher3.50 or higher17920
71 to 743.41 to 3.4918960
64 to 703.25 to 3.4019990
56-633.04 to 3.24201030
48-552.85 to 3.03211060
40-472.63 to 2.84221100
34-392.50 to 2.62231130
Below 34Below 2.50Not admissibleNot admissible

Missouri State University Undergraduate Admissions

Missouri State University offers over 150 undergraduate programs through seven academic colleges.

How-to-apply- Candidates can apply through the International Student Application available on the official website of the university

Requirements- Proof of English Language Proficiency, documents for financial support, Standardized test scores, official high school transcripts, and other personal transcripts

Application Fee- 50 USD

Missouri State University Transfer Students Admissions

Missouri State University offers admissions to transfer students with more than 24 hours of transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

How-to-apply-Candidates can apply through the International Student Application available on the official website of the university

Requirements- Official transcripts, Academic Requirements, English Language proficiency test scores, US transfer recommendation form, documents of financial proof and personal transcripts

Application Fee- 50 USD

Note- Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours are required to pay 125 USD and attend Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration session.

Missouri State University Graduate Students Admissions

MSU offers over 45 graduate programs along with other research programs through the Graduate School of the university.

How-to-apply-Candidates can apply through the International Student Application for graduate students available on the official website of the university

Requirements- Proof of English Language proficiency test scores, standardized test scores, documentation of financial support, resume, official transcripts, additional requirements as per program selected and other personal transcripts.

Application Fee - 50 USD

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAOfficial WebsiteRollingCumulative GPA of 3.25, GMAT or GRE scoresTOEFL - minimum score of 79 or above
Clinical PsychologyGradCAS common applicationEarly admission – February 15Cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the major field, 3.25 in all psychology coursework and GRE scoresTOEFL score of 550
Masters in Social WorkSocialWorkCAS applicationJanuary 31GPA of 3.0, a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited universityTOEFL
  • Late applications will be considered in the Clinical Psychology program if vacancies are available.
  • Resume, coursework entry, personal statement, essay and letters of reference are additionally required for almost all majors.

Missouri State University Document Assessment

Missouri State University created an Individualized Program of Study (IPS) for analysis of prior coursework. The IPS explains what courses are required for certification in the area a candidate has chosen. It takes 4-6 days from date of application to complete the IPS.

It generally takes 8-10 business days for the university to announce the decisions. Candidates need to confirm their intent by paying 125 USD after getting admitted into the university. Candidates can create a My Missouri State ID for tracking and updating the application.

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