International Applicants

Information for Graduate Applicants

We encourage international students to apply to any of our graduate business programs. Currently, the Crosby MBA is the only business graduate program that will issue a visa to non-domestic students. Online Master of Accountancy, execMBA, and Online Master of Science in Finance DO NOT issue visas to international students, due to being offered online or mostly online.

International Center

Mizzou's International Center facilitates all things international at the University of Missouri. They raise international awareness and foster dialogue on critical world issues. The staff provides comprehensive support services to MU’s international community and serves a critical compliance role for the university required by federal immigration regulations.

Language Requirements

All non-native English-speaking applicants are required to provide proof of English language ability.

As proof, the University of Missouri Graduate School accepts scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The Graduate School requires electronic reporting of IELTS examination scores. New in 2019, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) and the Cambridge C1 Advanced English assessments will now be accepted from applicants whose native language is not English.

    Crosby MBA execMBA, Online MAcc, Online MS in Finance, Graduate Certificates
TOEFL (internet-based) Total 93 80
  Reading 17 17
  Listening 17 17
  Speaking 21 17
  Writing 17 17
TOEFL (paper-based) Total 550 550
  Reading 52 52
  Listening 52 52
  Speaking 52 52
  Writing 52 52
IELTS Academic Total 7 6.5
  Reading 6 6
  Listening 6 6
  Speaking 6.5 6
  Writing 6 6

Sending Test Scores


To send TOEFL exam results to Mizzou, use the Educational Testing Services (ETS) institutional code 6875. No departmental code is required.


Electronic delivery via the IELTS Results Service is preferred. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent via E-Delivery. When requesting your scores, provide the following information to the test center where you took the test:

  • Account Name: University of Missouri- Columbia, Graduate Admissions
  • Address: 210 Jesse Hall
  • City: Columbia
  • State: MO
  • Zip code: 65211

Some non-native English-speaking applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. To learn more about the possibility of being exempt from the language requirement, visit the Graduate School International Applicant website.

Financing Your Degree

There are multiple ways in which students may finance their education. Click here for more information on Financing Your Degree.

Proof of Financial Support

International students attending American universities must prove they can financially support themselves while living in the United States.

Mizzou applicants are required to complete the Affidavit of Support (pdf) or provide a letter of support from a University of Missouri graduate degree program before immigration documents can be issued. The proof of financial support must show enough funding to cover the first academic year at Mizzou.

The MU International Center gives more information about:

Please be aware that the submission of the Affidavit of Support and/or financial documentation is not a requirement for the initial review process.

The MU International Center has worked out the estimated cost of attendance for international undergraduate and graduate students.

Click here to see the estimated expenses for international students.