As proof, the University of Missouri Graduate School accepts scores from one of the following testing services:
*Note: Institutional TOEFL (TOEFL ITP) results from schools or institutions other than the University of Missouri are not acceptable.
Non-native English speakers must earn a minimum total score as well as subsection scores on one of the English proficiency tests listed below. English proficiency test scores are considered valid for two years beyond the test date.
|Cambridge C1 Advanced||180||–||–||–||–|
|Duolingo English Test*||105||–||–||–||–|
Required scores may vary by academic program. Some academic programs require test scores that are higher than the minimum university requirements. Click the test type below to view a list of academic programs requiring higher test scores with their minimum scores.TOEFL Internet-based
|Business, Crosby MBA||93||21|
|Educational, School and Counseling Psychology||92|
|Health Management and Informatics||100|
|Human Development & Family Science||80||20||20||20||20|
|Library and Information Science||100||22||22||22||22|
|Law, LLM (American Law/Dispute Resolution)||100|
|Molecular Microbiology & Immunology||92|
|Social Work, MSW||90||21||22||26||23|
|Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, MHS||100||20||20||28||20|
|Business, Crosby MBA||7||6.5|
|Health Management and Informatics||7.5|
|Library and Information Science||7.5|
|Law, LLM (American Law/Dispute Resolution)||7|
|Social Work, MSW||7||6.5||6.5||8||6|
|Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, MHS||7||8.5|
|Business, Crosby MBA||62||62|
|Educational, School and Counseling Psychology||62|
|Health Management and Informatics||66|
|Library and Information Science||66|
|Law, LLM (American Law/Dispute Resolution)||66|
|Molecular Microbiology & Immunology||62|
|Social Work, MSW||61||65|
|Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, MHS||66||72|
|Business, Crosby MBA||185||185|
|Educational, School and Counseling Psychology||185|
|Health Management and Informatics||190|
|Library and Information Science||190|
|Law, LLM (American Law/Dispute Resolution)||190|
|Molecular Microbiology & Immunology||185|
|Social Work, MSW||183||193|
|Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, MHS||190||205|
The Graduate School is temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test, as the world deals with the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus. The minimum required Duolingo score is 105. If your academic program requires a higher score, please check the Duolingo score comparison page https://englishtest.duolingo.com/scores to find exam equivalencies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
When registering for the exam, choose University of Missouri (Mizzou)- Graduate School Admissions to share your results with us.
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If your degree program has offered you a teaching assistantship or graduate instructorship, you must undergo additional English-language evaluation. This evaluation happens after the admission process and will affect your ability to teach on the Mizzou campus.Learn More Through the International Teaching Assistant Program
To be exempt from this requirement, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Each graduate program reserves the right to require an applicant to submit an English proficiency test score regardless of the previous educational experience. Please check with your academic program about requirements.Search Degree Programs
Please consult your academic program to determine if the program is willing to request a waiver for your case to the Graduate School.
On occasion, programs may feel applicants who meet the minimum total score but have a subsection score below the minimum deserve consideration. Programs may request a waiver for such cases by justifying or explaining why this score will not impede the progress or success of the student in that program; special consideration should be given to speaking and listening scores if programs anticipate the student will be funded through a teaching assistantship. Instructions for submitting a waiver request are described below.
Waiver requests should be addressed to the Dean of the Graduate School but sent either to the appropriate admissions advisor (per alpha-divisions) or to Terrence Grus (Director of Admissions). They will present these requests to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final decision as to whether the waiver will be granted. Some are approved, but many are not. If the waiver request is not approved, then the applicant will be required to take the English proficiency test (or retake the test) and submit their qualifying score to the Graduate Admissions Office prior to their admission.
Students who cannot meet the English language proficiency requirements may enroll in the intensive English program at Mizzou. This program is designed to provide students with the English language skills necessary to successfully study for an academic degree in the United States. Please contact the Center for English Language Learning for more information. You may also wish to ask the director of graduate studies in your degree program about this option.
English-language development resources are available at Mizzou and in the local community.
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Mizzou applicants are required to complete the Affidavit of Support (pdf) or provide a letter of support from a University of Missouri graduate degree program before immigration documents can be issued. The proof of financial support must show enough funding to cover the first academic year at Mizzou.
The MU International Center gives more information about:
The Graduate School issues the majority of immigration documents for new MU international graduate students seeking a new student visa. After official admission to the University, international applicants will be asked to complete an enrollment form in the application system. Applicants who intend to enroll at MU will be prompted to provide more information about immigration status and document needs on the enrollment form. Contact email@example.com with questions.
New MU graduate students holding an active student visa and immigration documents from another U.S. institution will work with MU International Center to transfer you immigration documents.