Drury University is proud to welcome students from around the world. Students from 54 countries study here because of our financial value, strong academic reputation, and excellent location.
Drury has been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 Midwestern universities and in the top four Midwestern “Great Schools at Great Prices” since 1999. Few universities match the outstanding instruction, fine facilities, personal service and successful placement of graduates for such reasonable tuition and fees.
Please note that only two programs meet the seated course requirement for the F-1 visa.
New Students: To enroll in a U.S. university, international students must be fully admitted as full-time students. Students who are accepted to the university are issued a Form I-20, the government Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status. International Scholars seeking a degree from Drury’s College of Graduate Studies must verify the need for in-person/seated classes prior to requesting the I-20 document used when applying for an F-1 “International Student” visa. This document, the letter of acceptance, and complete documentation of financial resources are then presented to the U.S. Consulate in the student’s home country in application for an F-1 student visa. After students have a complete and accurate Form I-20, they must pay the I-901 SEVIS fee (fmjfee.com).
Transfer Students: International students who seek to transfer from a U.S. college or university and already have F-1 student visa status are granted a new I-20 once they have successfully had their SEVIS record transferred from their previous institution. SEVIS Transfer forms may be sent to email@example.com for processing.
Visa maintenance is the responsibility of the student.
Questions about visa procedures? Contact International Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.873.7885
Applicants must have the following to be considered for admission.
Four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Three-year bachelor degrees from Bologna Accord certified institutions are accepted.
3.0 GPA minimum, 2.75 GPA minimum for M.Ed programs. Be aware that the GPA on your transcript may be different when translated to an American GPA. A transcript evaluation is required to confirm GPA.
English proficiency. We accept scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo. Information on scores under Documents Needed.
The English test is waived if you completed at least two years of full-time college-level study at a school in a country where English is the official language, or if English is the official language of your country.
Proof of financial resources. You will be asked to provide documentation of financial resources to cover the first year of studies, approximately USD $20,000, $24,000. Details under Documents Needed.
Health Insurance. Drury University requires all international students have health insurance. Drury offers health insurance for those who do not already have a provider. Detailed information can be obtained by contacting International Student Services at email@example.com
MBA program has additional requirements. If you are applying for the MBA program there are two additional requirements.
Transcript evaluation. Evaluations must be Course by Course and submitted in terms of U.S. semester credits, grade equivalents, grade point average, and authentication of documents. Evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluator. Evaluations will not be accepted directly from applicants.
We accept evaluations from:
Official transcripts. Transcripts must be sent to Drury from the institution. Transcripts will not be accepted directly from applicants. NOTE: if you choose an evaluation service that includes original documents, this step is not necessary.
English test report. Scores must not be expired and be sent from the testing company.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score: 80
University of Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score: 6.5
Financial documentation. International applicants are asked to provide documentation of sufficient financial resources to cover costs of the first year of studies (USD $20,000-$24,000 estimated cost). Documentation includes:
Two references. Academic and/or professional contacts only. Family members may not be references. Provide the name, title, email, and phone number for each reference. More than two references may be submitted.
Personal statement. Approximately 500 words explaining your professional goal(s) and desire to earn a master’s degree from Drury University
Resume. Required for the MBA program. Not required but highly encouraged for all other programs.
GMAT score. Only required for applicants of the MBA program who don’t have a 3.5+ bachelor’s GPA or 4+ years of experience. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
College of Graduate Studies
900 N Benton Ave
Springfield, MO 65802