International students are an important and integral part of the University. With small classes and many opportunities for involvement on campus, international students have the chance to intimately learn about American culture. The International Center helps international students with information about immigration issues, provides support for academic and cultural adjustment, and offers opportunities for involvement in the University community.
Find Your Passion
Whatever your passion, Missouri Western help you achieve your dreams. Our six colleges and schools offer more than 120 majors and 60 minors, including four-year baccalaureate programs, professional master’s degrees, two-year associate degrees, pre-professional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, the Western Institute offers continuing education courses, seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community. Whatever your interest, we can help you achieve your dreams.
Paying for college
We have the third lowest tuition in Missouri, and we’re proud of it! You’ll notice that Missouri Western does not shy away from talking about cost, because we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable price.
The 2018-2019 estimated cost* for two semesters (nine months)
15 credit hours
9 credit hours
|Tuition and fees
|Room and meals**||$8,400||$10,650|
|Orientation Fee (one time)
** Costs based on Scanlon Hall (Bachelor’s) or Griffon Hall (Master’s) and 21 meals per week – All Access. Additional costs not included: airfare, travel, bedding, social events, clothes, summer term tuition and/or living expenses, etc.
International Excellence Scholarships
|Bachelor/Undergraduate||Admit GPA||Renewable (up to 4 yrs.)||Renewable GPA||Amount|
|Global Achievement||admit||no||one time||$500|
With appropriate ACT/SAT score and high school GPA, freshman students are also eligible for the following additional scholarships:
|Automatic/Undergraduate||ACT/SAT*||Admit GPA||Renewable GPA||Amount Per Year|
*ACT composite or SAT Critical Reading and Math scores
Students should be admitted by July 1 to be considered for automatic scholarships
Students can only receive one of the following scholarships: President’s, Governors’, Deans’
|Master/Graduate||Admit GPA||Renewable (up to 2 yrs.)||Renewable GPA||Amount|
|Global Achievement||admit||no||one time||$500|
|Competitive||Hours||GPA||Renewable GPA||Amount Per Year|
|Automatic||Hours||GPA||Renewable GPA||Amount Per Year|
English language proficiency requirements
|Pearson’s Test of English (PTE)||44||53|
|Duolingo English Test (DET)||40||50|
TOEFL school code: 6625
Welcome Home, Griffons!
Fall in love with your home away from home, where you will do more than study and sleep. You will make lifelong friends and grow in all aspects of your life.
- We offer six residence halls including suite-style and apartment-style options.
- University policy requires freshmen or first year students to live on campus. International transfer undergraduates (students who have began college or university) and graduate/master students are strongly urged to live on-campus, but it is not required.
- Dining Options
- Whether you want to have lunch in our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, or grab a quick bite from Starbucks, our on-campus dining options will have something you’ll love. View all of our dining options
- Meal Plans
- Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. We’ve got a meal plan to fit every appetite. View all of our meal plan options
- Your safety is our top priority. To ensure your safety, we offer:
- Hall and room secure keycard access
- Resident assistants on site
- Professional staff on site
- 24/7 on-call campus police
- Griffon Alert emergency notification system. Sign up today!
Experience student life as a Griffon and join one of our 80+ student organizations, attend concerts and speaker series, participate in intramural sports or serve in student government. Whatever your passion, you’ll find your fit here.
- Center for Student Involvement
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Clubs & Organizations
- Recreation & Intramural Sports
- Student Government Association
St. Joseph is the perfect midsize city. With so much to do in town, you’ll forget we’re only 45 minutes north of Kansas City.
- 125+ restaurants and pubs
- 50+ retail shops
- 26 miles of outdoor parkway
- 40+ parks and facilities
- Population of more than 76,000
At Missouri Western, you’ll experience hands-on opportunities that will shape your education both in and out of the classroom. You will become well-equipped for the career you want. Missouri Western graduates have been hired on at big-name companies including Apple, National Geographic, Cerner Corporation and more.
Class projects in your chosen field of study; opportunities for research with faculty members; and available funding for presentations at state, regional, national and international conferences. From our AACSB accredited Craig School of Business to our state-of-the-art science labs, you will gain the hands-on experience you need to enter a successful career.
Employment and work opportunities in your chosen field of study with CPT and/or OPT F-1 visa benefits.
Student Government Association, Honors Society, international student organizations and many more.
Multinational Health Fair and local YWCA, student-run Campus Cupboard, Griffs Give Back and other volunteer opportunities.
On-campus Programs and Employment
Meet the World, International Education Fair, Global Food Tasting, Holi, Mid-Autumn Festival, Diwali and more.