Required Documents for International Students

Graduate Applicants - (Master's Degree)

  • Transcripts for all years of university
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • University Degree OR Graduation Certificate
    • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $29,650 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • IELTS or TOEFL scores meeting minimum requirements and graduate program requirements OR
    • Admission to or completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
    • Degree from a university located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, British Islands, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score for Certain Programs
  • To learn more about the requirements for the program you are applying to, click here.

Undergraduate Applicants - (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Transcripts for all years of high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • High School Diploma OR Graduation Certificate
  • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $26,918 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
    • IELTS or TOEFL scores meeting minimum requirements
    • Admission to or Completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
    • Degree from a secondary school located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • Completion of two semesters of full-time university level classes (minimum of 24 credit hours) with a 2.5 GPA or higher at an accredited US institution OR
    • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, British Islands, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents

Transfer Applicants - (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Transcripts for all years of high school
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • High School Diploma OR Graduation Certificate
  • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • University Transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • Official WES or ECE course-by-course evaluation sent directly to Murray State University
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $26,918 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
    • IELTS or TOEFL scores meeting minimum language requirements OR
    • Admission to or Completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
    • Graduation from a secondary school located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • Degree from a university located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • Completion of two semesters of full-time university level classes (minimum of 24 credit hours) with a 2.5 GPA or higher at an accredited US institution OR
    • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, British Islands, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Transfer Form for F-1 visa holders currently studying in the United States

ESL Conditional Applicants

Students who are accepted to MSU with conditional admission will come to Murray to take English classes in our ESL program


Students can apply for conditional admission to all undergraduate programs and some graduate programs. For a list of graduate program requirements, click here.

  • Transcripts for all years of university
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • University Degree OR Graduation Certificate
    • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $33,000 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Application for ESL program at Murray State University
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Letters of Reference for Certain Programs
  • Statement of Purpose for Certain Programs
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score for Certain Programs.

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