1 High Quality Education at an Exceptional Value The cost of tuition, along with room and board at Missouri State, is lower than the average costs at other universities in the Midwest region of the U.S. In addition, the cost of living in Springfield is below the national average. Accredited academic programs with modern facilities With more than 150 undergraduate programs, 47 graduate programs and the English Language Institute, you have a wide variety of degree programs from which to choose. n Missouri State University is a state supported, public institution with diverse accreditations. For a list of these accreditations, please visit n Many professors have been nationally and internationally recognized in their academic areas. n Our business programs are internationally accredited by AACSB International, placing them in the top 10% of these programs in the U.S. n The university has 70 computer labs located strategically across the campus and in the residence halls. n As a Missouri State student, you have free Internet access, an account, and a folder on the university s server to save files. n The university offers great information technology (IT) support to assist you with your needs. n Our fully-equipped library is the information hub with more than two million resources including books, videotapes, government documents, CDs and DVDs. Missouri State houses the only depository in the region for United Nations documents. Small class size allowing for individual attention The University is a medium-sized university with over 19,000 students and 700 faculty; however, class sizes are small and professors are able to give students individual attention. n Average class size: 27 undergraduate, 16 graduate Financial help for qualified students n A deferred payment plan for tuition allows you to pay for your education in installments. For more information, please visit n On-campus employment is available at approximately $7.25 per hour for up to 20 hours per week. n Graduate assistantships include free tuition and a living stipend and are available for application after arrival at Missouri State University. n Out-of-State Fee Waiver Undergraduate Student Scholarship offers a full waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition fees. This fee waiver is based on SAT scores. n Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship is available to qualified first-time applicants to most of Missouri State s graduate degree programs. The MOGO scholarship is valued at 3/4 of the non-resident portion of graduate student fees for 9 credit hours each semester during the academic year and for 5 credit hours in the summer. This scholarship is awarded to applicants with a 3.25 GPA in their undergraduate studies. n Limited merit-based and departmental scholarships are available. n If interested in athletic scholarships please see our website at: To find out more about scholarships available to international students visit Graduate Degrees Master Degree Programs Accountancy (MAcc) Administrative Studies (MS) Applied Anthropology (MS) Biology (MS) Business Administration (MBA) Cell & Molecular Biology (MS) Chemistry (MS) Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS) Communication (MA) Computer Information Systems (MS) online degree program not available to students on F-1 visas Counseling (MS) Criminology (MS) Early Childhood & Family Development (MS) Educational Administration (MSEd) Elementary Education (MSEd) English (MA) Geospatial Sciences in Geography & Geology (MS) Global Studies (MGS) Health Administration (MHA) Health Promotion & Wellness Management (MS) History (MA) Instructional Media Technology (MSEd) Materials Science (MS) Mathematics (MS) Music (MM) Natural & Applied Science (MNAS) Nurse Anesthesia (MS) Nursing (MSN) Physician Assistant Studies (MS) Plant Science (MS) Psychology (MS) Public Administration (MPA) Public Health (MPH) Reading (MSEd) Religious Studies (MA) Secondary Education (MSEd) Social Work (MSW) Special Education (MSEd) Student Affairs (MS) Teaching (MAT) Theatre (MA) Writing (MA) Doctorate Degree Programs Audiology Physical Therapy (DPT) Specialist Degree Programs Educational Administration (EdS) Elementary Principal Secondary Principal Superintendent Certificate Programs Autism Spectrum Disorders Conflict & Dispute Resolution Geospatial Information Systems Instructional Technology Specialist Internal Auditing Orientation & Mobility Ozarks Studies Post-Master Nurse Education Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Public Management Religious Studies for the Professions Sports Management Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Technology Management For more information about graduate degrees, check out our brief guide at:
2 Undergraduate Degrees Listed below are the undergraduate academic majors and programs available at Missouri State University. Within some majors, areas of specialization (e.g., areas of emphasis, options, concentrations) are required. Academic Majors and Pre-Professional Programs: Accounting Agricultural Business Enterprise Management Finance and Management Marketing and Sales Agriculture Education Agriculture, General Agriculture Agriculture Communications Food Plant Management Agronomy Animal Science Anthropology Antiquities Classical Studies Near Eastern Studies New World Studies Art Ceramics Computer Animation Drawing Metals-Jewelry Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Art and Design Art History Biology* Botany Cellular Biology Environmental Studies Microbiology Organismal Biology Wildlife Biology Biology Education Categorical Science Unified Science Business Education Cell and Molecular Biology Chemistry* Biochemistry Graduate School Industrial Chemistry Education Categorial Science Unified Science Child and Family Development Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Sciences-Medical Technology** Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising Fashion Design and Product Development Fashion Merchandising/Management Communication* Communication Studies Health Communication Intercultural Communication and Diversity Interpersonal Communication Organizational Communication Rhetoric Communication Sciences and Disorders Audiology Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Speech-Language Pathology Computer Information Systems Computer Science Construction Management Criminology Dance Dance Studies Performance Design Graphic Design Illustration Dietetics Early Childhood Education Earth Science Education Economics Business Orientation Public Administration/ Government Orientation Graduate School Orientation Electrical Engineering Electronic Arts Audio Computer Animation Multimedia Video Elementary Education Emerging Technologies Management Engineering Physics Computer Engineering Materials Science Personalized English Creative Writing Literature Entertainment Management Entrepreneurship Exercise and Movement Science Health Studies Pre-Professional Studies Finance Finance Real Estate Finance/Financial Planning French General Business Geography* Environmental and Natural Resources General Travel Geography Geology Geospatial Sciences German Gerontology Global Studies History Horticulture Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Housing and Interior Design Individualized Major Industrial Management CAD Management Distribution Food Processing Production Quality Control Information Technology Service Management Journalism Broadcast Journalism Print Journalism Latin Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management Administrative Management Entrepreneurship Human Resources Management International Business Administration Operations Management Marketing Advertising and Promotion Marketing Management Marketing Research Retailing and Merchandising Sales/Sales Management Mass Media Digital Film Production Film Studies Media Operations Media Production Media Studies Mathematics* Actuarial Mathematics Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Statistics Music* Composition Instrumental Instrumental Performance Keyboard Performance Vocal Vocal Performance Music-Instrumental Music-Vocal/Choral Musical Theatre* Nursing Philosophy Physical Education Physics Physics Education Planning Community and Regional Planning Tourism Planning and Development Political Science Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Health Professions Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Pre-Veterinary Medicine Professional Writing Psychology Public Administration Public Law Public Relations Radiography** Education Management Science Recreation and Leisure Studies Community Recreation Health and Wellness Promotion Outdoor Recreation Private/Commercial Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Religious Studies Respiratory Therapy** Education Management Science Risk Management and Insurance Social Work Socio-Political Communication Sociology Spanish Special Education/Cross Categorical Speech and Theatre Education Communication Theatre Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Technology Education Technology Management Theatre* Design Technology and Stage Management Performance Theatre and Performance Studies Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences Wildlife Conservation and Management * Offered as a free-standing major (e.g., Mathematics) or as a major with a specialization (e.g., Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics). ** Offered in cooperation with professional schools. Admission to Missouri State does not guarantee admission to the professional school. See catalog for details on program requirements. A competitive admission program. See catalog for details on admission requirements. Pre-professional programs: Most preprofessional students major in one of the areas previously listed. Specific advisement is available in most pre-professional areas. For more information about undergraduate degrees, go online at To view the Undergraduate Catalog, go online at edu/registrar/undercat.html
3 Assistance with the Admission Process Missouri State University Admission Requirements Undergraduate & Transfer Students n The International Student Application and $50 application fee n 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on your secondary school course work n Proof of English proficiency (see table in this section) n Documentation of financial support n Transfer Recommendation Form if transferring from another institution within the U.S. Graduate Students n The International Student Application and $50 application fee n U.S. bachelor s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution, with a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average for the last 60 credit hours for most graduate programs (some programs require 3.0 GPA). n Proof of English proficiency (see table) n Documentation of financial support n Additional departmental requirements at Please note: Admission requirements may vary according to the graduate program. Check with your prospective department. How to Apply to Missouri State University 1. Complete the online application at edu/students/future.htm. Submit an application fee of $50 by credit card online, international money order in U.S. currency or check drawn on a U.S. bank. 3. Submit official transcripts in English. The documents must be sent to the Missouri State Office of International Student Services directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. 4. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Missouri State ELI) is required. Persons who have completed one or more years of university level study in the U.S. may be exempt. 5. Submit the International Statement of Financial Support accompanied by proof of availability of funds for one year (bank statement). This form can be found online at 6. If transferring from another institution within the U.S., you must submit the U.S. Transfer Recommendation Form. You can access this form online at English Language Proficiency Requirement Undergraduate Students TOEFL-iBT (Internet-based test) Minimum Requirement *Score of 61 IELTS *Score of 5.5 Missouri State University English Language Institute (ELI) Graduate Students Completion of Level 4 * Students who meet the overall TOEFL or IELTS requirement but have individual band score(s) of less than 15 for TOEFL or 5.5 for IELTS, will be required to enroll in corresponding course(s) in the English Language Institute during their first semester. TOEFL-iBT (Internet-based test) Minimum Requirement Score of 79 IELTS Score of 6.0 Missouri State University English Language Institute (ELI) Completion of Level 5
4 International Application Deadlines Fall Semester (late August through mid-december) Applications and all required documents must be received by May 1. Check with your prospective department for a specific deadline. Spring Semester (mid-january through mid-may) Applications and all required documents must be received by Sept. 1. Check with your prospective department for a specific deadline. Application deadlines are established to ensure international students will have adequate time to obtain visas and air transportation. Contact Information: Office of International Services Missouri State University 301 S. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, Missouri Telephone: (toll-free within the U.S.) Fax: Web: ANNUAL COSTS (9 months) Undergraduate (12 credit hours) Tuition and Fees $9, $8, Housing & Meals $7, $7, Books $ $ Personal Expenses $2, $2, Insurance $1, $1, Total $21, $20, Graduate (9 credit hours) Please note: Additional tuition and fees are required for certain graduate courses in the colleges of Business Administration and Health and Human Services. Housing costs may differ depending on choice of room and meal plan (price shown based on a $3,500 average per semester). Cost of books is estimated. Personal expenses are calculated at $75/week. Visit our web site for more information on the costs:
5 Offices, Programs and Organizations to Serve You International Services (IS) The IS, located in the International Center, is dedicated to helping you adjust to university life. n Prior to coming to Missouri State, you will receive an arrival information packet with step-by-step instructions on how to get started at Missouri State. n Complimentary airport pickup upon your arrival to Springfield will be provided upon your request. We will meet your flight and/or bus arrival during the two weeks before classes begin. n International students are required to arrive before international student orientation. Missouri State provides temporary on-campus housing for a minimal nightly fee. If you prefer temporary off-campus housing, we can suggest hotels near the Missouri State campus offering special student rates. If your campus housing contract has not been confirmed, campus and community volunteers will be available to assist you in securing adequate off-campus semester housing. n On-campus advisors provide you with the information you need to get registered for your first semester classes. n IS can help you review your tuition payment options, health insurance and tuberculosis testing requirements, immigration requirements and more. Office of Student Employment Missouri State University offers on-campus job opportunities to international students who are seeking part-time or summer employment. The Bear Claw The Bear Claw is a new interactive space, located in the University s library, where students have access to resources and expertise of the faculty, library personnel, computer and information technology, the Writing Center, subjectarea tutoring, and supplemental instruction. For more information, visit the Bear Claw s website at Cultural Events The University hosts multiple international events during the academic year such as International Education Week, Multicultural Fair, and the International Banquet. There are many international student organizations on campus in which you may become involved.
6 The Association of International Students (AIS) A student organization that strives to provide an atmosphere in which international students can share their cultures with members of Missouri State and Springfield communities while making friends from all over the world. Learn more about AIS at International Friends An organization started by volunteers in the Springfield area to help build relationships between international students and community members. The organization pairs international students with a Springfield-area family to provide a platform for friendship and mutual understanding. Some activities that students and families do together include: family dinners, excursions to local attractions, general conversation and sharing of culture. For more information, visit International Friends at: index.asp/. Welcome Message From the President of the Association of International Students Hello, my name is Gloria Lechner, and I serve as the President of the Association of International Students (AIS) I am here to assist in any way possible. I would like to officially welcome you to Missouri State University! The Association of International Students (AIS) is a student body organization that represents the international students and caters to the needs of all Missouri State students by creating a friendly multicultural community. It is a social organization designed to bring together the cultures represented here at Missouri State University. Being involved in AIS means meeting many people from different countries and sharing your culture with others. Members are primarily international students, but of course domestic students are always welcome. AIS sponsors and organizes many activities all year round designed to promote diversity, give international students the chance to mingle and meet new friends from all around the globe, and to make you feel welcome at Missouri State and Springfield. These activities include the International Banquet & Show, a pool side barbeque, picnics, participation in the Homecoming parade and window painting, Bowling nights, an International Dance, an International Soccer Tournament, and many more. I encourage you to get involved in all the meetings and events. To find out more about the Association of International Students, please go to: If you have any questions or just need someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to contact us. With kind regards, Gloria Lechner
7 An English Language Institute providing English language learners with skills for academic and career success English Language Institute (ELI) The English Language Institute (ELI) offers instruction to help students improve their language skills. Our students come with a variety of goals: to earn a bachelor s or master s degree in an American university, to become more marketable in a global economy, or to communicate more effectively for personal enjoyment. Whatever your reason for studying English, we will help you succeed. Intensive English program prepares students to enter classes at Missouri State University Completion of the ELI satisfies Missouri State s English requirement no TOEFL score for admission needed No TOEFL required for ELI admission Average class size of 10 students Students of diverse nationalities Conversation partner to help you practice your speaking skill Academic lecture series Beginning to advanced levels, including graduate studies programs 23 to 27 hours per week of instruction Speaking, listening, writing/grammar, reading/vocabulary classes Optional GMAT test preparation Networked computer lab Language lab for speaking and listening practice Additional Features Conversation partner program Academic lecture series Friendship family Social activities for additional English practice Highly Qualified Instructors Advanced degrees in TESOL Overseas teaching experience Admission Conditional admission to Missouri State University available to qualified students No application deadline for ELI admission Low Tuition Costs Affordable fees for international students Permanent resident discounts For more information about costs, please see the back of this card. For more information please visit the ELI web site at or
8 How to Apply to ELI 1. Apply by completing the online application at missouristate.edu/eli/ 2. Submit the International Statement of Financial Support accompanied by proof of availability of funds (bank statement). A minimum amount required for one-year student visa is $20,101 (US dollars). For one semester, the amount is $7,977 for spring or fall. If your spouse or child will accompany you, please add an additional $4,000 for a spouse and $2,000 per child. The International Statement of Financial Support can be found online at 3. Pay the $100 non-refundable application fee by credit card online or by money order. The application fee also includes the express mail delivery of your I-20. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or Western Union, please contact the ELI office for directions. 4. Fax or mail a copy of the page in your passport with your full name and date of birth. 5. There is no deadline by which you must apply, but early application is advisable. For Conditional Admission to Missouri State University 1. Apply to ELI as directed above 2. Submit your transcript to the ELI by at missouristate.edu, by fax at (417) or mail to: English Language Institute 301 South Jefferson Springfield, MO ELI Application Deadline Applications to the English Language institute are accepted at any time (no application deadline). English Language Institute Fees for 2009/2010 FALL 2010 SPRING 2011 SUMMER MONTHS 12 MONTHS (16 weeks) (16 weeks) (8 weeks) (32 weeks) (40 weeks) Tuition $3, $3, $2, $7, $9, Books $ $ $ $ $ Computer Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $ $ Activity Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $ $ Taylor Health Center Fee $57.00 $57.00 $57.00 $ $ Housing and Meals $3, $3, $1, $7, $8, Health Insurance $ $ $ $1, $1, Total $7, $7, $4, $15, $20, Please note: Housing costs may differ depending on choice of room and meal plan. Cost of books is estimated. Personal expenses are calculated at $75/week.
9 Your Home Away from Home - Springfield is a Great Place to Study Springfield Missouri State University is located in Springfield, Missouri, near the geographical center of the United States. n Springfield is a safe city with beautiful neighborhoods, clean air and a temperate climate. It is known as a medical community with many hospitals and healthcare facilities, but it also offers numerous cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. n The Springfield-Branson Regional Airport (airport code: SGF) is located just 15 minutes from campus, and has connecting flights to/ from Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Minneapolis, and other major U.S. cities. n Several major lakes, rivers and attractions are nearby, which make the area popular as a vacation-tourist destination. To learn more about Springfield, visit My name is Joon Seok (Joseph) Kang and I m from South Korea. My academic background is fully connected to Missouri State University. Missouri State offers many different international academic programs including English Language Institute and China branch campus. I learned my English language skills through ELI. Most importantly, ELI helped me to get ready for taking classes on campus without language problems. I earned my associate s degree in General Business from the China branch campus, where I could learn two different languages and cultures at the same time. Then I transferred to the main campus in Springfield, Missouri, to earn my bachelor s degree. Now I m working on a master s degree in Business Administration with Finance concentration. Missouri State has a great business program. Studying at Missouri State has been a great experience to me. As an international student, I feel cultural diversity on campus and learn how to communicate with people as a global citizen. Missouri State not only provides effective academic education, but also encourages students to harmonize with global society. Joon Seok (Joseph) Kang Master s of Business Administration
10 Comfortable and affordable campus living environment n Approximately 4,000 students live in 11 residence halls at Missouri State. For more information about on-campus housing, go to missouristate.edu/ n Three different styles of housing are available: room-style which includes a two-, three-, or four-person shared room with community bath; suite-style which offers students an opportunity to live with one or several friends; or apartment-style which offers a one- and twobedroom apartment much like off-campus living. Take a virtual tour at Please note: All single students under 21 years of age, with less than 30 hours of transferable credit, are required to live in University housing. n Meals may be purchased in the campus residence hall cafeteria which serves three meals a day. Meal plans may be purchased when you submit your housing contract. Some housing contracts may include both room and board. An alternative is the food court in the Plaster Student Union. Several fast-food restaurants are also conveniently located near campus. n Easily accessible full-service health care center and pharmacy provides a wide range of health services at the center of campus. n A full-service bank on-campus can assist you with your financial transactions. n Free shuttle transporation is available on campus. n The student center offers many opportunities for entertainment. In addition it has Internet plug-in jacks, wireless Internet capabilities, a full-service post office, copy center, convenience store, computer store, food court and other services. n Many opportunities for physical recreation are available, including five fully-equipped gyms, an indoor and outdoor running track, an indoor pool, racquetball courts and many other options. Missouri State has an extensive intramural and recreational sports program.
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