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.
Refer to the international student application and $40 application fee.
Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, 53 PTE-A, or 105-110 Duolingo
- 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.
Copy of your passport
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
Affidavit of support
If the bank document is not in the student's name, the account holder must sign an affidavit of support.
- Other affidavit formats will not be considered.
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||23/24 Tuition per Credit Hour||Credit Hours per Academic Year||Tuition Total||Fees Total||23/24 Tuition + Fees Total||Living Expenses||Health Insurance||Books & Supplies||23/24 Total Required Financial for I-20|
|Graduate (Master and Doctorate)|
|Arts and Sciences||9||$1,427||18||$25,686||$1,456||$27,142||$15,350||$2,830||$1,250||$46,572|
|Graduate (Special Tuition Rates)|
Spouse add $4,000
Child(ren) add $4,000 for each child
Tuition, fees, and expenses are based on projected estimates for the 2023/2024 academic year and are subject to increase.
Estimates are 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.