In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload application materials to your online application. Official items must still be sent at a later date. Please do not submit documents via email. Applicants must have all application and immigration documents on file in order for us to process the application.

  1. Application form

    •  Refer to the international student application and $40 application fee.

  2. Proof of English proficiency

    • Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, 53 PTE-A, or 105-110 Duolingo

  3. Official transcripts

    • Students in their final year of a bachelor's program should submit transcripts for all semesters completed thus far.
    • Students who have already completed a degree must submit final transcripts and degree certificates.
    • Transcripts are required from all universities attended.    


Most graduate programs also require additional materials, including letters of recommendation, writing samples, and/or GRE and GMAT scores. Please review the   degree profile  for your program to view a complete list of requirements. Note that letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the author - do not send photocopies or scans of recommendations.

Note to MS Computer Science Applicants: Applicants must demonstrate significant proficiency in computer science and mathematics. If your previous degree(s) is not in Computer Science, please complete the pre-requisite checklist to help in the review of your application.
  1. Copy of your passport

  2. Statement of finances

    • An official bank statement must show funds to cover one year of expenses, be in English, and be less than six months old

  3. Affidavit of support

    • If the bank document is not in the student's name, the account holder must sign an affidavit of support. 

    • An actual, ink signature is required. Electronic signatures and other affidavit formats will not be considered.
  4. Copy of any current US visa

Approximate expenses are noted in the table below. Per US regulations, this amount must be shown in order to obtain documentation for a student visa. Actual costs may vary, and students are not billed until registering for classes.

Program Months per Academic Year 22/23 Tuition per Credit Hour  Credit Hours per Academic Year Tuition Total Fees Total 22/23 Tuition + Fees Total Living Expenses Health Insurance Books & Supplies 22/23    Total Required  Financial for I-20
Graduate (Master and Doctorate)
Arts and Sciences 9 $1,346 18 $24,228 $1,380 $25,608 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $44,183
Education 9 $1,346 18 $24,228 $1,743 $25,971 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $44,546
Social Work 9 $1,346 18 $24,228 $1,579 $25,807 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $44,382
Business Administration 9 $1,346 18 $24,228 $3,518 $27,746 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $46,321
Graduate (Special Tuition Rates)          
IMBA 12 $1,346 30 $40,380 $5,082 $45,462 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $64,037
DBA 12 $1,575 24 $37,800 $2,770 $40,570 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $59,145
Optometry OD 9 $1,371 32 $43,872 $4,750 $48,622 $15,000 $2,575 $1,000 $67,197

Spouse add $4,000
Child(ren) add $4,000 for each child

Tuition and fees are based on 2022/2023 academic year estimates and are subject to increase.
Estimates based on minimum required credit hours per federal regulations and/or specific academic program requirements
Minimum credit hour requirements for scholarship recipients and academic programs may differ from minimum regulation requirements.


Graduate assistantships are granted directly by the department in question. After students have applied for admission, they may contact their departments for information about possible funding opportunities. Assistantship applications are available at the Graduate School. 



All degree-seeking F-1 international graduate applicants will automatically be reviewed for competitive scholarships, with awards ranging up to $6,000 per year. A separate application form is not required. Students are given priority consideration when they are admitted on or before February 15 for fall semester and August 15 for spring semester.

Note: These scholarships are open to F-1 International Students only. Eligibility is contingent on obtaining and maintaining F-1 status. Scholarship awards cannot be increased or combined with a graduate assistantship. Awards are made on a first come first basis until funds are exhausted.

Official transcripts and test scores should be sent directly to:

UMSL International Admissions
University of Missouri–St. Louis
One University Blvd (362 SSB)
St. Louis, MO 63121, USA

Phone: +1 (314) 516-5229


UMSL's institution code for TOEFL reporting is 6889.

All application and immigration materials should be submitted before the deadlines noted below in order for the application to be processed for the semester requested.  Note also that some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester

May 1

Spring semester

October 1