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Intensive English Program (IEP)

Our IEP program is designed for students who would like to improve their English proficiency skills for personal, professional or educational reasons. Students who receive an I-20 from MSU and receive their F-1 Visa for the purposes of studying in our IEP program will have the required 18-20 hours of direct, face-to-face English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

No TOEFL or IELTS scores are required to apply for the IEP at Morehead State University.

Please note that our IEP courses are also available to non-native English speakers who reside in the United States.

Please contact our ESL Program Coordinator, Rebecca O. Wright (606-783-2619) at if you have any questions about our ESL courses here at MSU.  



IEP Costs

The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees as deemed necessary. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Applicants must provide a financial statement totaling $24,500 to obtain an I-20 from MSU. Contact Clive Liew at 606-783-2000 for more information.

Enrollment Fees

  • $4,000 (Full-time rate per semester)
  • $2,400 (Half-time rate per semester)

Registration Fee

  • $30


  • $2,750 per semester

Meal Plan

  • $1,690 (This is only one of the available options. Visit Dining Services for more info.)

Medical Insurance

  • $791.40 per semester (contact Amy Roe at 606-783-9305)

Application Process

  • Create an account.
  • Log into your account and submit the undergraduate application.

Contact Clive Liew at 606-783-2000 for more information.

IEP Curriculum & Calendar

The IEP Calendar follow the Academic Calendar of Morehead State University. New students must make their travel arrangements to be on time for Check-in, Orientation and Placement Testing. Contact Amy Roe at 606-783-9305 for scheduling information.

ESL courses in the IEP are offered with a focus on grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are three levels for each of these types of courses: beginning, intermediate and advanced. View the undergraduate catalog for a complete course listing.

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