International Students


Wherever you are from, searching for truth and working towards success is important. This is the reason MBU welcomes you to study here. While you will be equipped with the tools to succeed after graduation, we also believe the rich culture you bring to our campus makes the experiences of all of our students better.  We are proud that students from all over the world choose to continue their education at MBU.

Our students are categorized into one of these groups:

  • Freshman: This is a student who has graduated high school or post-secondary school and either is beginning college for the first time or has earned less than 12 hours of college credit.
  • Graduate: A student who has completed the equivalent of a U.S. Baccalaureate (Bachelor’s) Degree.
  • International Transfer: A student who is transferring from another school outside of the United States and has earned 12 or more hours of college credit.
  • U.S. Transfer: An international student who is transferring to MBU from another school in the United States, and has earned 12 or more hours of college credit.
  • On-line: Students who want to complete their entire degree program via computer courses.  Only students outside of the U.S. or in a non-immigrant status, who are eligible to study, may apply.  **Please note that non-immigrants in F-1, M-1 or J-1 student status are ineligible to study on-line

International Student Admissions Deadlines

Applicants outside the U.S.*

  • Fall (August):       June 15th
  • Spring (January): November 1st

Applicants inside the U.S.*

  • Fall (August):                 June 30th
  • Spring(January):   November 15th

*On-line students please contact the Office of International Student Services for current deadlines.

Contact Us

If you are having trouble contacting the office of International Student Services it may be necessary to obtain an email account through Gmail or Yahoo to ensure reliable communication.

Jessica Fitzgerald
International Student Coordinator
Office E-mail:
Skype: mbuinternational

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International Admissions


Missouri Baptist University empowers its students to achieve personal growth and gain confidence in their abilities. Choosing MBU demonstrates your commitment to education, your community spirit and faith in yourself and Christian values.

MBU Welcomes Students from All Over

International Student Spotlight

Nika Juricic

HOMETOWN: Umag, Croatia

DEGREE PROGRAM: Biotechnology

"Studying in America has been a life-changing experience for me. Traveling and being exposed to so many cultures have taught me so much about life and also myself, for that matter. I feel very blessed that I’m able to get a great education and play tennis competitively at the same time.

What I like most about Missouri Baptist University is the overall atmosphere of the campus: students here are hard-working and motivated, professors are encouraging and willing to work with students, and the staff is always helpful and understanding. "

Jennifer Lucatuorto

HOMETOWN: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

DEGREE PROGRAM: Master of Arts in Teaching

"I really like the fact that some of my professors pray before our lessons. I enjoy being in a Christian community and adore everyone who works here. It is such a great place to be! Everyone is so friendly and caring. I have learned so much by going to Missouri Baptist for my undergrad and now my graduate degree."

Jan-Henry Jordaan

HOMETOWN: De Doorns, South Africa


"I love the people here! They are very caring and the community is great on campus."

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