International Admission Requirements


Below are the requirements for international students who wish to attend Missouri Baptist University:

  • Students who wish to come to the U.S. on the F-1 student visa may only apply to attend the main Missouri Baptist University campus.
  • Transcripts must be sent to World Education Services for a course-by-course evaluation to determine credit and grade transfers.
  • Official transcripts must be sent from each school, college or university the student has attended. If possible,these should include grade point average and class rank.
  • First-time Freshmen must have the equivalent of a United States high school diploma.
  • Graduate applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Students must prove English proficiency. These requirements may be waived under certain circumstances.  Click here for more information (link to English Proficiency Handout).  If not, proficiency must be proven through one of the following tests:
TOEFL Internet-based 80      (minimum score)
TOEFL Computer-based 213    (minimum score)
TOEFL Paper-based 550    (minimum score)
IELTS 6.5     (minimum score)
Pearson Test of Academic English 58
ELS English for Academic Purposes Completed Level 112


Additional admissions requirements can be found at the corresponding links below:

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.

Insurance Requirements

We do require all international students in F-1 or J-1 status to have health insurance, and we automatically enroll students in the university’s plan. If you are already covered by a plan from your home country, we will need a completed insurance waiver request form along with a copy of the policy and insurance card by the end of the first week of classes in order to consider a waiver. The policy will be sent to our insurance company for evaluation, and if it meets our minimum requirements, we may waive all or part of the school’s policy requirement.

International Admissions


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