International Students

International Students

For students whose native language is other than English: A minimum TOEFL score of 600 paper-based or 100 electronic score or IELTS overall score of 7 with no band score below 6 is required to be admitted to the School, to the pre-journalism program in the College of Arts and Science or to any journalism course. Permission to enroll with a lower TOEFL score may be granted after a supervised, written test in English and an interview conducted by two faculty members. Should the two faculty members disagree on whether to admit, the student must meet with the associate dean for undergraduate studies, who casts the deciding vote. To be considered for the interview and written test, students must have a minimum 2.80 GPA of record and 30 MU credits. Students with scores lower than 550 TOEFL or 6.5 with no band score below 5.5 IELTS usually are not considered for an interview.