International Students

Interested international students should contact the office of admissions to request application materials. The deadlines for submitting applications are May 1 for the fall semester, October 1 for the spring semester and March 15 for the summer session. The University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The English language requirement for admission will be met when the applicant has submitted proof of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61 on the internet-based test; or completion of Level 5 at Missouri State University's English Language Institute (ELI) program.

Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended must be on file with the office of admissions. Applications and requests for information may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX) at (417) 255-7959 or emailed to

It is the policy of Missouri State University-West Plains that all international students with an F-1 status are required to enroll in the Comprehensive Student Injury and Sickness Plan designed for students of Missouri State University-West Plains. They will be billed by the University for the applicable rate upon registration for classes each semester. As recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Missouri Department of Health, Missouri State University-West Plains requires that all students from countries where Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic be tested for TB. Students may obtain a TB screening upon arrival in West Plains or at another medical facility in the United States.