International Studies & Programs

Admissions Requirements

Short Course Admissions Criteria

In order to apply for an American Semester Program Short Course, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have finished at least 1 year of university
  • Are proficient in the English Language (TOEFL (IBT) of 79, IELTS of 6.5), unless you are applying to the American Language & Culture program
  • Have some background in the course topic you are applying for
  • Are able to secure a Tourist visa for the United States

English Proficiency

Test scores are not currently required for an American Semester Program Short Course. However, applicants should be aware that many students in each course will be native English speakers (ie. Australian, British, etc.). Applicants should feel confident enough in the English language to participate in a fast-paced learning environment in English.

If you would like to talk with someone in the American Semester Program regarding your English proficiency, do not hesitate to send an email to american(at)msu.edu

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