International Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Applicants

Grade Point Average / Marks : 
Freshman: 2.5/4.0    Transfer Student: 2.0/4.0

Proof of English proficiency:
Click here to see 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: required, score varies by department

TOEFL: 80 internet / 550 paper
IELTS: 7.0 
**Some departments have higher TOEFL requirements and additional documents**

Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Session: February 1

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

MSU Students (2015-2016)
Undergraduates: 13,996
Graduates:  1,839
Total enrollment at MSU: 16,440
International Students: 722 from 76 countries
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
MSU Expenses at a Glance

(subject to change)

Tuition & Fees: Undergraduate: $24,300/yr
Graduate: $19,122/yr
Application Fee:

Undergraduate: $30 (paper); $38 (online)

Graduate: $60

Books/Supplies: $1,100/year
(varies by department)

Accommodations at MSU

Residence Halls: Begins at $9,250 per year, including full meal plan
Graduate Housing: $530-$820/month
Private Housing: $500-$1200/month

Funds Needed to Have an I-20 Issued:

US$33,500 (U) / US$28,372 (G)


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