Information for Prospective Students

Requirements for Applicants

Graduate Certificates:                 

For students who are already enrolled in a graduate program at BGSU:
Current graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For stand-alone certificate applicants:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)
  • English requirement set by the Graduate College of BGSU (International students only)*

*Students who earned a Bachelor’s degree in a university where the medium of instruction is English are waivered from the English requirement.

**No GRE scores are required to obtain admission to the Graduate Certificate programs.

MA Program:                 

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores that indicate potential for success in the program*
  • English requirements set by the Graduate College of BGSU (International students only)**

Ph.D. Program:

  • Master degree (MA, MS, MFA) from an accredited master’s program
  • Minimum 3.2 grade-point average (GPA)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores that indicate potential for success in the program*
  • English requirements set by the Graduate College of BGSU (International students only)
  • Well-developed research agenda(s) and enthusiasm for research and teaching.

*The graduate faculty in the BGSU School of Media & Communication takes a holistic approach in reviewing application materials and considers the test scores as part of the total package.

Application Process

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities