Applying for Admission/Assistantship

How to Apply for Admission/Assistantship

You should apply online.  If you have difficulty, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

The following items should be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States of America

  • Complete and submit the online graduate admission application.
  • Mark the appropriate box if you wish to be considered for an assistantship (financial aid). Admitted applicants are considered for assistantships. Assistantship decisions are made in March/April. Applicants who are selected to receive an assistantship are notified shortly thereafter.
  • One official transcript from each institution attended, starting from college.
  • Official test scores for the GRE Aptitude Test. Institution Code: 1069, Department Code 0703.
  • TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. Department Code: 72.
  • $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic students ($75 non-refundable application fee for international students) per graduate application submitted can be paid online during the application process or deferred until registering for courses at BGSU.
  • If you are an international student and are admitted to BGSU, please follow the instructions on the International Student Services webpage in order to obtain your non-immigrant documents.  Please do this promptly after admission to avoid any delays.

The remainder of the application materials should be submitted to:

Graduate Secretary
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
454 Math Science Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0221

  • One official transcript from each institution attended (in addition to the copy sent to the office of Graduate Admissions).
  • Arrange for three (3) signed letters of recommendation to be mailed to our department. At least one of the three letters should be from a member of the mathematics department at your undergraduate/graduate college or someone familiar with your mathematical abilities and your potential for completing a graduate program in mathematics and statistics.
  • Submit (on a separate sheet of paper) your "Statement of Purpose" for attending graduate school at Bowling Green State University. Include your specific area of interest, if possible.
  • You are encouraged to submit test scores for the GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics, but are not required to do so.
  • For those wishing to pursue the Mathematics Masters in Arts of Teaching Degree (MAT), a photocopy of a current teaching license or certificate from the State of Ohio or other state will need to be included with your application.