International Student Application -- Apply Today

1.  Contact us at any time during the admission process -- we are here to guide you through the international application.  
        Email: msu.intl@murraystate.edu
        Phone or WhatsApp: + 1 270 809 4223

2.  Review the  minimum requirements and document checklist below. 

3.  Submit the $50 online application. If you are applying for conditional admission through the ESL program the online application fee is $100. 

4.  Upload scanned copies of your documents: passport, transcripts, graduation certificate, bank statement, test scores. If you experience issues uploading your scanned documents through the application portal, you may also email us at msu.intl.ap@murraystate.edu.

International Application Submission Deadlines Spring 2020 Fall 2020
Bachelor's November 15 July 19
Master's October 15 June 28
Doctoral October 15 June 28
ESL - Students May Join at Anytime Anytime Anytime
Transfer Students in the US December 1  August 1
 
Minimum Requirements and Document Checklist

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 $30,937 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • No NECO Results will be accepted. Please submit WAEC results.  (This only applies to students submitting high school scores from Nigeria.) 
  • English Language Proficiency
    • Minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL overall score of 71 OR
    • Admitted with condition*: minimum  IELTS overall score of 5.5. or TOEFL overall score of 61 OR
    • Minimum SAT score of 960
    • 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
    • British / Cambridge International Examinations: GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, AICE, or the HIGCSE certificate with five O-Level subject passes.
    • Completion of one  semester of full-time university level classes (minimum of 12 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: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Cameroon (University of Buea and University of Bamenda), Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.

* Admitted with condition: undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the first semester and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester.

Graduate Applicants - (Master's and Doctoral Degrees)

Every graduate program has specific admissions requirements. Please review these requirements first.

    • Transcripts for all years of university (with university's grading scale)
    • 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 $23,512 OR
      • Scholarship Letter
  • English Language Proficiency (Note -- some graduate programs have higher minimum requirements)
    • Minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL overall score of 71  OR
    • Admitted with condition*: minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5. or TOEFL overall score of 61 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 or having graduated from the following colleges or universities are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Cameroon (University of Buea and University of Bamenda), Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score for Certain Programs

* Admitted with condition: undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the first semester and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester.

Conditional Applicants Starting in the ESL Program

Students who are accepted to Murray State 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 $18,784 OR
    • Scholarship Letter

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
    • Proof of Financial Support
      • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $30,937 OR
      • Scholarship Letter
    • Proof of Language Proficiency
      • Minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL overall score of 71 OR
      • Admitted with condition*: minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5. or TOEFL overall score of 61 OR
      • SAT of 910 with minimum of 450 on Reading section 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 one semester of full-time university level classes (minimum of 12 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: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.
    • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
    • Transfer Form for F-1 visa holders currently studying in the United States
    • 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.

Paper Forms