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  • International Admission
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  • International Admission

    MSUM welcomes international students to apply to our programs.  Due to the nature of certain programs (online delivery or credit length), we cannot admit international students to these programs.  The programs that are available for international applicants are:

    Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language

    The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA TESL) is a degree for individuals who wish to practice teaching ESL/EFL in a classroom setting in a variety of contexts: K-12 schools, intensive English language programs, adult basic education programs, or community college programs. It is intended to prepare individuals who have previous training or experience in a related field, such as education, English, or other language study. While the master’s degree may lead to an add-on K-12 license in ESL for already certified teachers, it will not provide initial preparation for individuals who do not hold an existing license. Since licensure requirements vary from state to state, students should consult licensing boards in the states where they wish to work to determine whether the MA TESL will meet the requirements in the state of the student’s choice.

    Master of Science in Accounting and Finance
    This program is designed as a fifth year extension of the undergraduate programs in accounting and finance and is well suited for new graduates or professionals in these fields. The combined depth of study of both disciplines offers you an unparalleled breadth of functional business skills that expand your potential career opportunities along either path. You’ll also enhance your range of knowledge to bring to any position, greatly improving career advancement opportunities. This credential will enhance your expertise and knowledge to pursue careers in investment management or accounting, and to obtain professional designations like Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This uniquely combined program pairs exceptional high-quality teaching with outstanding value. Face-to-face meetings are held evenings and late afternoons to accommodate your work and professional life. Students can complete this program in one year full time or two years part time.

    Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs
    The CNSA program stresses the integration of developmental theory with interpersonal skills.  It has a generalist orientation, but can be individualized to meet each student’s needs.  The program provides extensive practical experience through a practicum and internship.  It can be completed in as short as two years or part time students have up to five years. Through the program, students develop core-helping skills and engage in concentrated study in one of three degree emphases, each of which has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): Student Affairs/College Counseling, School Counseling  and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The Counseling and Student Affairs graduate program at MSUM is unique in its flexibility and individual attention to graduate students. Some of the strengths of the program are: small class sizes, a great deal of interaction between faculty and students, and additional faculty support during internship. In addition, students have an outstanding record of excelling on standardized national counselor examinations, which are necessary for certification and licensure. Many of the courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate part-time students.

    Master of Science in School Psychology

    School psychologists provide a variety of psychological services primarily in public school settings. Through their skills in consultation, assessment, intervention and program evaluation, school psychologists work closely with teachers, administrators, parents, and community agencies to identify and treat students' problems. Specialist degree level school psychologists are in demand regionally and nationally. Our program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), NCATE, and the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Graduates meet the requirements for certification as school psychologists in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and most other states.

    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

    The master’s degree offered by this department is a professional degree. Its title, Speech-Language Pathology, indicates that it is the entry-level clinical degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Students completing this program are qualified for clinical positions in communication disorders throughout the nation. Those who excel in the master’s program are encouraged to seek the doctoral degree at another university. See "Course Descriptions" for a listing of courses offered. The Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Candidates for the master’s degree fulfill academic and clinical requirements established by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The master’s degree program requires two years of study.

    In addition to program specific requirements, international students must complete a few additional requirements.  A complete packet of information can be found below:

    Application for International Students

    Additional Program Application Materials for International Applicants