Missouri State University

English Proficiency

Proof of proficiency in English is required if the student’s primary language is not English. Students who have completed one or more years of university-level study in the U.S. may be exempt at the discretion of the International Services Office. The following table shows the three types of English proficiency requirements international students must meet in order to be admitted to Missouri State University: 

 

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Test Type

Minimum Requirement

Minimum Requirement

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

 

TOEFL-iBT (Internet-based test)

 

Score of 61 or more (Scores of less than 15 in any individual band will requirement enrollment in a corresponding ELI course during student’s first semester at MSU)

Score of 79 or more

IELTS

Score of 5.5 or more (Scores of less than 5.0 in any individual band will require enrollment in a corresponding ELI course during the student’s first semester at MSU)

Score of 6.0 or more

Missouri State English Language Institute Program (ELI)

Completion of Level 402

Completion of Level 502

 

Advisors can visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/institutions/scores/interpret/ for more information about how to interpret TOEFL scores.