Applying for Admission/Assistantship

To start in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017

The deadline is January 31, 2017.  BGSU is using a new, all-electronic application system.  Apply online at this link.  There, you will:

  • upload electronic scans of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (Note: after admission, you will need to send BGSU official paper transcripts from each institution where you earned a degree.)
  • upload a statement of purpose
  • list three faculty or professionals who can upload a letter of recommendation in support of your application; the application system will contact them by email. 
  • list your GRE General Test results (Note: also have your GRE General Test scores sent to BGSU using Institution Code: 1069, Department Code 0703.)
  •  international students, list your TOEFL or IELTS scores (Note:  Have TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to BGSU; for TOEFL use Department Code: 72.) (Note:  students from certain coutries or with a master's degree from the US are exempt, see this link.)
  • pay a non-refundable application fee ($45 domestic, $75 international)
  • indicate your interest in being considered for a teaching assistantship (Note:  Assistantship decisions are made in March/April, and offers go out shortly after that.)
  • indicate the program you wish to pursue:
    • Master of Arts in Mathematics, choose Mathematics - MA
    • MA specialization in Statistics, choose Mathematics: Statistics - MA
    • MA specialization in Applied Mathematics / Scientific Computation, choose Mathematics - MA and indicate in your statement of purpose that you are interested in this specialization
    • Master of Science in Applied Statistics, choose Applied Statistics (Math) - MS
    • Master of Arts in Teaching, choose Mathematics - MAT
    • PhD in Mathematics, choose Mathematics - PhD
    • PhD in Statistics, choose Statistics - PhD
  • 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.

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.

See this site for more information on the application process at BGSU.

To start in Spring 2017

Spring 2017 applicants are covered by an older, paper-oriented application system.  Begin by applying 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 General 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.