Missouri State University, home to over 24,000 students, is the second-largest university in the state of Missouri. With a student to faculty ratio of approximately 19:1, students often find themselves in small classrooms where professors know their students individually. With the university's distinct mission in public affairs, the campus is always filled with an array of university activities and opportunities to promote ethical leadership, cultural competency and community engagement. 

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

Why Missouri State University? 


International students reside in the residence hall accommodation which is currently located in Sunvilla Apartments.  Students have access to a full kitchen and laundry services. 


ISEP students receive a 19-meal/week plan in the dining halls plus a $165 Boomer Meal stipend per semester. The meal plan can be redeemed at any campus dining hall and the Boomer Meal stipend can be used to purchase additional meals through an on campus vendor (Subway, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, etc.)

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break

Program Website

Course Description

You are able to view a list of courses offered in past and future semesters by following the steps below: 

  1. Go to Academic Offerings
  2. Select the term you will be studying at Missouri State.
  3. Click submit and select the subject (accounting, global studies, Ozark studies, etc), and click Search

This search will populate all the classes offered within that subject. You will be able to identify classes available for registration, location, time, professor and how many credit hours.

International students typically take five classes (15 credit hours), but can take as few as 12 credit hours. When selecting your classes, make sure to identify more than five class options, as classes can fill up quickly. Classes must be undergraduate level, typically labeled 100-400 (i.e. MTH 347).

For a list of recommended courses for popular majors at MSU, visit this link.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Jacki D'Amico 703-504-9977 | JDAmico@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture:

    Agricultural Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Agronomy and Crop Science Animal Husbandry Animal Sciences Equine Studies Farm and Ranch Management Horticulture Operations International Agriculture Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management Range Science and Management Soil Sciences

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies African-American Studies Area Studies, Other Asian Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Native American Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) United States Studies Western European Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology:

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetics Microbiology and Immunology Neuroscience Physiology Plant Physiology Wildlife Biology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Actuarial Science Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Construction Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management Insurance International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

    Building Construction Technology Construction Site Management Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Linguistics Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Athletic Training Communication Sciences and Disorders Community Health Services/Counseling Dietetics Health and Wellness Marriage and Family Health Services/Counseling Nutrition Sciences

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism: Recommended!

    Culinary Arts Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Forestry Land Use Planning Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Buddhist Studies Christian Studies Ethics Hindu Studies Islamic Studies Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Astrophysics Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Apparel and Textiles Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Drawing Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Interior Design Metal and Jewelry Arts Painting Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 15
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 15
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 15
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 15
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 525
  • IELTS Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Austria Belgium Bulgaria Botswana Germany Denmark Finland Fiji Ghana Iceland Malta Netherlands Norway Sweden South Africa

Special Application Instructions

Most courses require permission and prerequisites.  All prerequisites will need to be demonstrated by the applicant on their academic transcript to receive permission to enroll in a course.

TOEFL scores with less than 15 in any individual band or IELTS scores with less than 5.0 in any individual band will require enrollment in a corresponding ELI course during student’s first semester at MSU (not included in ISEP benefits). ISEP students receive a discounted English Language Institute tuition rate.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Space is limited in the academic fields of education, journalism, design, photography, film and music. 

Students taking courses within the field of music, especially instrumental courses or courses with supplemental or lab fees (i.e. colleges of business, media, film and journalism, etc.) will be responsible for any extra fees associated with these courses. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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