The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is an initiative designed to increase interstate educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in its member states. Created by the Midwestern Higher Education Commission, the program enables residents of the following states to enroll in the institutions and specified programs located outside their home state at reduced tuition levels:

  • Illinois (all Illinois undergraduate students get in-state tuition through the Metro Rate)
  • Indiana 
  • Kansas 
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Nebraska 
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Students gain a more affordable opportunity to attend an out-of-state institutions, while participating institutions gain increased enrollment efficiency in programs with excess capacity.

Tuition Cost

Actual savings through MSEP varies from institution to institution. An MSEP student at UMSL pays 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition plus any required fees. For example, resident tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year are $363.20 per credit hour. Non-Resident tuition and fees for 2019-2020 are $976.50 per credit hour. MSEP tuition and fees for 2019-2020 are $553.95 per credit hour. This savings adds up to $12,676 a year for undergraduate students enrolling in 30 credit hours. The CURRENT FEE SCHEDULES are available from the Cashier's Office. (Tuition and fees may be revised in future years.)



Enrolling in the Program

Students wishing to take advantage of the MSEP should apply to UMSL through the normal process and should also submit a complete MSEP APPLICATION FORM to:

c/o Residency Officer
Office of Admissions
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard, 351 MSC
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499

Students retain their MSEP status as long as they remain enrolled in a participating degree program, maintain residency in a participating state, and make satisfactory progress toward program completion. MSEP status is revoked if a student changes to a non-participating degree program.



Participating UMSL Degree Programs

Baccalaureate Programs Master's Programs Specialist Degree Programs Doctorate Programs
Accounting Accounting Educational Specialist in School Psychology    Applied Mathematics
Anthropology Adult and Higher Education Biology
Art History Biochemistry/
Biology Criminology and Criminal Justice
Biology Business Administration Education
Business Administration Chemistry Information Systems
Chemistry Computer Science Nursing (With UMKC and UMC)
Communication Communication Physics (With UMR)
Computer Science Counseling Physiological Optics
Criminology and Criminal Justice Criminology and Criminal Justice Political Science
Early Childhood Education Economics Psychology
Economics Education Administration
Elementary Education Educational Psychology
Engineering - Civil Elementary Education
Engineering - Electrical English  
Engineering - Mechanical Fine Arts - Creative Writing
English Gerontology
French History
Health Science Management Information Systems   
History Museum Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies Music Education
Liberal Studies Nursing (With UMKC)
Management Information Systems    Philosophy
Mathematics Physics
Media Studies & Theatre Physiological Optics
Music Political Science
Music Education Psychology
Nursing Public Policy Administration
Philosophy Secondary Education
Physical Education Social Work
Physics Sociology
Political Science Special Education
Public Administration
Secondary Education
Social Work
Special Education
Studio Art
  -Art Education
  -Graphic Design Drawing