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  • Are TOEFL/IELTS scores required?

    The MS-BDSA Program requires international applicants to provide an English language competency test score. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

    The English language proficiency test requirement may be waived for students who earned a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. (or other English-speaking country). The BA or BS program should be a regular 4-year degree, the majority of credits earned in the U.S. (or other English-speaking country), not 100% online, not an “experiential” degree that is based on credit for life experiences and/or not earned at a branch campus in a non-English-speaking country.

  • Can I apply for the program with a 3-year undergraduate degree?

    Yes, you can apply, but please be aware that the University requires applicants complete a four-year undergraduate degree. A select number of exceptional students with a 3-year degree may be admitted, but will need to go through a waiver process at the university level for full admission to MSU (done by the program admissions office and MSU Graduate School). The students must have GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for waivers. We request waivers based on academic degrees, work experience, test scores, and any type of credentialing such as Charter Accountancy in lieu of the 4th year. By requesting the waiver, it does not guarantee that the waiver will be approved. Admission to the program for these 3-year applicants does NOT guarantee admission to MSU–the waiver process must be followed. We cannot provide you an evaluation of admission chances without a complete application.

  • As an international student, what resources do I have on campus?

    The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to providing support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.