International students

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English language requirements

TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, C1 or Duolingo English test scores must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Office or to Mizzou Graduate School following the process found in the links below.

Degree-seeking international students

This information is for international applicants who will be pursuing a degree online at the University of Missouri-Columbia and not attending classes on campus. The application process is administered through either Admissions (undergraduate credit) or the Graduate School (graduate credit).

To seek admission to an online degree program at Mizzou, you will need to contact the department in which you are interested. For a listing of degree programs offered visit degrees and programs. Contact information may be found on the individual academic department websites.

Degree equivalency

Mizzou follows national guidelines to determine international degree equivalency. The evaluation is based on the guidelines established by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Graduate eligibility is determined after a complete application is received and a thorough review is made of an applicant's educational credentials.

Apply early

Mizzou encourages international applicants for online programs/courses to apply at least three months prior to the semester they plan to enroll.

Admission to the Graduate School

For admission to the Graduate School at Mizzou, an applicant must have earned at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a college or university recognized by a regional accrediting agency. Colleges and universities from outside the United States must be recognized as degree-granting institutions by their country's ministry of education.

Nondegree-seeking international students

This process is for international applicants who will not be pursuing a degree at the University of Missouri but will be enrolling in online courses.

Undergraduate nondegree-seeking admissions

Submit nondegree-seeking admission application.

Official copies of your educational credentials (official copies of original language and English translation of transcripts, graduate certificate and degree certificate of all post-secondary academic records) must be reviewed and approved prior to the semester in which you wish to enroll.

Mail or email documents to:
Missouri Online
Attn: Registration
136 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-6300 USA
Email: mizzouonlinenondegree@missouri.edu

Graduate nondegree-seeking admissions

Submit graduate nondegree-seeking (post-baccalaureate) admission application.

International students at other U.S. institutions

If you are an F-1 or J-1 student at a college/university other than Mizzou, please contact your international adviser.
If you plan to take a course through Mizzou for transfer credit to your degree program at another university, follow these procedures.

Undergraduate credit

  1. Submit nondegree-seeking admission application.
  2. Provide us with academic documents (high school transcript if you have taken less than 24 college level hours; college transcript only if you have taken over 24 hours).
  3. Submit English language requirements.

Mail or email documents to:
Missouri Online
Attn: Registration
136 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-6300 USA
Email: mizzouonlinenondegree@missouri.edu

Graduate credit

  1. Submit graduate nondegree-seeking (post-baccalaureate) admission application.
  2. Provide the Grad School with academic documents (all post-secondary transcripts/mark sheets. Applicants must show clear proof of a baccalaureate degree or a baccalaureate equivalent before receiving graduate credit).
  3. Submit English language requirements.

This information is for international applicants who will be pursuing a degree online from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and not attending classes on campus.

To seek admission to an online degree program at UMSL, you will need to review eligibility information from the department in which you are interested. For a listing of degree programs offered visit degrees and programs. Contact information may be found on the individual academic department websites. Applications are available on the UMSL Admissions website.

Information about international student admission

This information is for international applicants who will be pursuing a degree online from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and not attending classes on campus.

International students who are applying as a distance student follow the same application process as domestic distance students:

This information is for international applicants who will be pursuing a degree online from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and not attending classes on campus.

To seek admission to an online degree program at UMKC, you will need to contact the department in which you are interested. For a listing of degree programs offered visit degrees and programs. Contact information may be found on the individual academic department websites.

Information about international student admission