Missouri State University recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate Program and is pleased to reward IB students for their hard work and dedication in achieving academic excellence. For this reason students may earn credit by achieving certain scores in subject areas that have been reviewed by academic programs at Missouri State. In addition, students who have participated in an IB program may benefit through a variety of opportunities available at Missouri State.
Admission to Missouri State
Students who receive an IB diploma will automatically qualify for admission to Missouri State University.
If you apply for admission by January 15 and receive an IB diploma you will qualify for the Board of Governors Scholarship. This scholarship is $5,000 per year. Total potential value over four years: $20,000. For non-residents, it also includes a full waiver of out-of-state fees. The amount is adjusted annually. The scholarship will be awarded upon receipt of the IB transcript showing that you have earned an IB diploma. If you hold an IB diploma prior to your initial enrollment at Missouri State, you will qualify for the Governors Scholarship for eight full semesters. If you do not qualify initially but retake IB exams in accordance with IB policy and qualify subsequently, you will qualify for the Governors Scholarship for eight semesters minus the number of MSU semesters (fall and spring) that you have already completed.
Many of our students who participated in the International Baccalaureate program already qualify for scholarships based on their outstanding academic records. To view current academic, departmental and general scholarships, please visit our scholarship web page.
Admission to the Honors College
If you have an IB diploma and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher, you will qualify for admission to the Honors College. The purpose of Honors College is to provide students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in the more traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes, direct contact with outstanding faculty members, and the option to pursue their own intellectual, research and creative interests.
Many of our IB students are interested in opportunities to study abroad and Missouri State recognizes the importance of international education. Students enrolled in study-away programs approved for credit by Missouri State may be eligible to apply federal, state and institutional financial aid toward program costs. Both long-term and short-term loan programs are available to allow students the opportunity to study abroad. For more information visit the Study Away web page or call 417-836-6368.
|Subject Area||Exam Type||Score Required||Missouri State Course Awarded|
|Anthropology||SL||5-7||ANT 100 (3 hrs)|
|Anthropology||HL||4||ANT 100 (3 hrs)|
|Anthropology||HL||5-7||ANT 100 (3 hrs) and 226 (6hrs)|
|Biology||SL||4-7||GEP 10 (4 hrs)**|
|Biology||HL||4||BIO 102 (4 hrs)|
|Biology||HL||5-7||BIO 121 (4 hrs)|
|Chemistry||SL||4-7||GEP 12 (4 hrs)**|
|Chemistry||HL||4-5||CHM 160 (4 hrs)|
|Chemistry||HL||6||CHM 160 and 170 (7 hrs)|
|Chemistry||HL||7||CHM 160, 170 and 175 (9 hrs)|
|Computer Science||HL||4-7||CSC 131 and 232 (8 hrs)|
|Economics||HL||4-7||ECO 155 and 165 (6 hrs|
|English||SL||4-6||ENG 110 (3 hrs)***|
|English||SL||7||ENG 110 and 287 (6 hrs)***|
|English||HL||4-5||ENG 287 (3 hrs)|
|English||HL||6||ENG 110 and 287 (6 hrs)***|
|English||HL||7||ENG 110, 230 and 287 (9 hrs)***|
|Environmental Systems||SL||6-7||GRY 108 (3 hrs)|
|French||SL||5||FRN 101, and 102 (6 hrs)|
|French||SL||6-7||FRN 101, 102 and 201 (9 hrs) *|
|French||HL||5||FRN 101, 102 and 201 (9 hrs)|
|French||HL||6||FRN 101, 102, 201 and 202 (12 hrs)|
|French||HL||7||FRN 101, 102, 201, 202 and 297 (15 hrs)|
|Geography||SL||6-7||GRY 100 (3 hrs)|
|Geography||HL||4-7||GRY 100 (3 hrs)|
|History (Americas)||HL||4-7||HST 121 (3 hrs)|
|History (European)||HL||4-7||HST 103 (3 hrs)|
|Mathematics||SL||5-7||MTH 135 (3 hrs)|
|Mathematics||HL||4-5||MTH 261 (5 hrs)|
|Mathematics||HL||6-7||MTH 261 and 280 (10 hrs)|
|Math Studies||SL||6-7||MTH 130 (3 hrs)|
|Philosophy||HL||4-7||PHI 110 (3 hrs)|
|Physics||SL||4-7||GEP 8 (4 hrs)**|
|Physics||HL||4||PHY 123 (4 hrs)|
|Physics||HL||5-7||PHY 123 and 124 (8hrs)|
|Psychology||SL||5-7||PSY 121 (3 hrs)|
|Psychology||HL||4||PSY 121 (3 hrs)|
|Psychology||HL||5-7||PSY 121 and 3 hrs of lower division electives (6 hrs)|
|Spanish||SL||5||SPN 101 and 102 (6 hrs)|
|Spanish||SL||6-7||SPN 101, 102 and 201 (9 hrs) *|
|Spanish||HL||5||SPN 101, 102 and 201 (9 hrs)|
|Spanish||HL||6||SPN 101, 102, 201 and 202 (12 hrs)|
|Spanish||HL||7||SPN 101, 102, 201, 202 and 205 (15 hrs)|
|Theatre Arts||HL||4-7||THE 101 (3 hrs)|
|Visual Arts||SL/HL||5-7||General Studio Credit (3 hrs)|
* Students with a score of 7 on a language Standard Level exam may contact the Department of Modern & Classical Languages to complete an assessment exam to be tested out of FRN 202 or SPN 202 and receive 12 hours of credit.
** A GEP designation means the course does not have a specific equivalent but is applicable toward Missouri State’s general education program.
*** Students with a 4-6 on the Standard-Level English exam receive credit for ENG 110; if they have dual credit, CLEP, or AP credit for ENG 110, they receive credit for ENG 287.
*** Students with a 7 on the Standard-Level English exam receive credit for ENG 110 and ENG 287; if they have dual credit, CLEP, or AP credit for ENG 110, they receive credit for ENG 210 and ENG 287.
*** Students with a 6 on the Higher-Level English exam receive credit for ENG 110 and ENG 287; if they have dual credit, CLEP, or AP credit for ENG 110, they receive credit for ENG 210 and ENG 287.
*** Students with a score of 7 on the Higher-Level English exam receive credit for ENG 110, ENG 230, and ENG 287; if they have dual credit, CLEP, or AP credit for ENG 110, they receive credit for ENG 210, ENG 230, and ENG 287.
While every effort is made to keep this list up to date, courses may be added or deleted at any time.