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Located in the southern portion of the United States, Troy is one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.  Troy boasts a rich history as well as a culture that blends its southern heritage and college-town identity.  A vibrant downtown square is home to a variety of shops, activities and restaurants.


Bachelor Courses in English

Arts & Sciences; Business; Communication & Fine Arts; Health & Human Services.  Students taking a full course load register for 12-15 semester credit hours, which represents 4-5 courses each meeting 3 hours per week. To view courses, click here.


Note: Enrolling in education and nursing courses is not possible.

Note: Visa regulations restrict enrollment in online-courses.


Master Courses in English

Business.  Students taking a full course load register for 9-12 semester credit hours, which represents 3-4 courses each meeting 3 hours per week.  To view courses, click here.


Note: Only courses within the Master of Business Administration program – not the Master of Accountancy program – are possible.


Thesis/Project Work

Business.  For bachelor-level students, a faculty advisor can typically be arranged and credit of 3-6 credit hours can usually be granted; students must enroll in other courses in conjunction with the thesis/project work.  For master-level students, a faculty advisor can typically be arranged, but the student should also have an advisor at home; no credit will be granted and students must enroll in other courses in conjunction with the thesis/project work.


Business and Accounting are AACSB-accredited.  The university also has other accreditations.



Orientation is usually held one week prior to the start of classes.


Though placements cannot be guaranteed, and students are typically responsible for arranging, unpaid on- and off-campus internships can usually be found in the areas of web design, research, computers, retail, and non-profits.  Internships typically require a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours per week for 10-15 weeks.  Depending on the duration, academic credit of 3 semester credit hours (6 ECTS units) can generally be granted.


Part-time Employment

Part-time employment is possible (but not guaranteed) for semester exchange students.  Employment is limited to on-campus and 20 hours per week.


Students with Disabilities
Information is available online.


Grades & Transcripts

Troy University uses a four point/letter grade evaluation system.  For additional details on transfer of credits, please refer to the Student Guidebook.


Health Insurance
Students must have health insurance.  It can be purchased through the university (approximately $894 per semester) or it can be purchased independently.  If purchasing outside insurance, it must meet the minimum requirements set by the university.


Textbook Fee
$400 per semester (estimate)


All non-US citizens are required to obtain either an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States.




Dormitory (bachelor students) or dormitory/apartment (master students).  Bachelor level students are required to live on-campus. The cost is approximately $2,060-3,780 per semester.  Most live in Pace Hall.  Master-level students can live in the on-campus dormitory or in an off-campus apartment.  The cost for an off-campus apartment is approximately $550 per month, plus utilities.  Additional information about on-campus housing is available; costs can be found here.



For students living in most on-campus dormitories, a meal plan is required; the cost is approximately $1,938-$2,014 (including tax).  Students living in Pace Hall are not required to purchase a meal plan.



Students should fly to Montgomery, Alabama.  Pick-up there can be arranged with advance notice.  Students can also fly to Atlanta, Georgia, which is 2.5 hours away, but they are responsible for their own transportation from Atlanta to Troy.


The Trojan Express shuttle service provides limited transportation to locations on- and off-campus.



Troy has a beautiful and vibrant downtown filled with museums, shops, and restaurants, while parks and historic sites are available throughout the city.  Students can enjoy such things as a trail ride, the Johnson Center for the Arts, a cultural arts center, a paintball range, a sportsplex and more.  The university also provides a wide variety of activities and events for international students.



A variety of small shops are available within Troy, in addition to shopping centers and larger chain discount stores.



Troy¬†has a humid, subtropical climate.¬† Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from 13¬ļC to 16¬ļC.¬† Summers are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 28¬ļC to 32¬ļC.