International Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Applicants

Minimum Grade Point Average / Marks: 

Freshman: 2.5+/4.0

Transfer Student: 2.0+/4.0

Proof of English proficiency:

Please view our list of accepted examinations & scores.


Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Session: March 15

Graduate Applicants

Grade Point Average / Marks: 3.0+/4.0

GRE: Results may or may not be required; score varies by department

Proof of English proficiency:

Please view the Graduate School's list of accepted examinations and score requirements

Some programs require higher English Proficiency scores and additional documents. Please check application requirements listed under a department's graduate programs. Please see our list of Graduate Areas of Study.


Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Session: February 1

** Deadlines vary by department. Please check your department's webpage to verify the deadline**

MSU Enrollment Data (2020-2021)
Undergraduate Students: 14,817
Graduate Students:  1,949
Total Enrollments: 16,766
International Students: 350+ from 60+ countries
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
MSU Expenses at a Glance
Application Fees 


Online: $38

Paper: $30

Graduate: $60

Tuition & Fees* 


Graduate: $24,863

Books/Supplies* $1,088-$1,450/year

Residence Halls

Graduate Housing

Private Housing

*Amount is subject to change and may vary. 

Total Costs That Will Appear on I-20 or DS-2019
Undergraduate $44,846.00                  
Graduate  $38,329.00


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