International Admission Requirements

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After you submit an application to the university, the Office of International Experiences office will contact you with a detailed list of admission requirements specific for your situation.

Requirements can vary by country. The list below is a general guideline of requirements for international students who wish to attend Missouri Baptist University:

  • Application to the University
  • English proficiency requirement*:
IELTS 6.5     (minimum score)
TOEFL Internet-based (MBU code: 2717) 80      (minimum score)
TOEFL Computer-based (MBU code: 2717) 213    (minimum score)
TOEFL Paper-based (MBU code: 2717) 550    (minimum score)
ELS (English for Academic Purposes) Completed Level 112
SAT (MBU code: 2258) 25 writing and language/25 reading (minimum score)
ACT (MBU code: 2323) 19 reading score/20 English (minimum score)

*English Proficiency exam scores may be waived for transfer students with a minimum of 24 university-level credit hours from a U.S. institution. Contact the Office of International Experiences for more information.

**Institutional TOEFL (TOEFL ITP) and TOEFL Essentials results cannot be accepted for admissions purposes.

  • Official transcripts and/or exit exams evaluated by a third party evaluation service (InCred, ECE, or WES). Confirm with the Office of International Experiences before requesting an evaluation.
  • ACT (20), SAT (1030) — evidence-based reading and writing section and math section combined— or top half of graduating class
  • Proof of financial support

Student Athletes

For students planning on playing for an MBU athletic team, please note that admission to MBU does not ensure NAIA eligibility. Check the NAIA Eligibility Center to find information on required documents, which must be submitted in order to qualify to play.

Health Insurance Requirements

We require all international students in F-1 status to enroll in the university’s group health insurance plan. For 2022-2023, the plan is with Compass Student Insurance.

International Admissions


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