Mountain State University (MSU) founded in 1933 offers traditional classroom-based education as well as independent and distance learning programmes. It is located in West Virginia. MSU continues its mission of providing quality programmes for its students. The university remains committed to its founding philosophy that every individual should have the opportunity to obtain an education and maximisfe his or her human potential.


Mountain State University has five locations — Beckley campus, the MSU Martinsburg Campus, MSU Center Township Campus, MSU Orlando Campus, and MSU at the Hickory Metro Higher Education Center - Hickory, NC.


MSU provides quality education in more than 75 degrees in health care, business, liberal arts and sciences, technology.

Tuition and fees

Undergraduate tuition costs $270 per credit hour

Housing and goods: $6,500 per year

Graduate tuition: The cost varies, an average of around $500


For undergraduates

TOEFL 173/500

IELTS 6.0 or higher

For graduates

TOEFL 75 on Internet

IELTS 6.0 or higher


There are a number of scholarships that students can apply for. Scholarships based on academic achievement and other accomplishments are given.


Students can live in the on-campus residence halls.