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Information for Prospective Students

Application Deadlines

  • Applications with funding request: January 15
  • Applications without funding request: Reviewed by the Graduate Program Committee on a rolling basis

*To check whether your application packet is complete, contact the Graduate Secretary, Kelly Graham by emailing to kjgraha@bgsu.edu or calling at 419-372-3321.

 

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

The application process has two components and both of them should be completed to be considered for admission.

1. BGSU Graduate College

U.S. citizens and permanent residents

International applicants

·  Online application for Graduate Admission

·  $45 non-refundable application fee

(payable when filing the online application)

·  Two official transcripts from all institutions attended sent directly from the university

·  GRE scores sent directly from the testing agency

·  Online application for Graduate Admission

·  $75 non-refundable application fee

(payable when filing the online application)

·  Two official transcripts from all institutions attended sent directly from the university

·  GRE scores sent directly from the testing agency

·  TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores sent directly from the testing agency

Other than the online application that can be found on the Office of Admissions website, all of these materials should be sent to:   Office of Admissions

ATTN: Graduate Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083



2. BGSU School of Media & Communication (for all applicants)

  • Application for Admissions/Funding Form
  • A personal statement detailing the purpose of study and research interest
  • Three letters of reference (bearing the recommender’s signature) sent directly from the recommenders

These materials should be emailed to: SMCGrad@bgsu.edu

Where email is not available, send the materials to:

Kelly Graham
Graduate Secretary
School of Media & Communication
302 West Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH, 43403-0233
USA
Phone: 419-372-3321

 

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The School of Media and Communication Graduate Program offers graduate assistantships. Typically, graduate assistants carry teaching and/or research duties for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Graduate assistants are paid a stipend, a tuition scholarship, or both.  All applicants may apply for an assistantship, provided they have a completed application package ready for the committee to review by January 15. In consideration of potential delays due to weather conditions and disruptions in international postal systems, allow sufficient lead time. No applicant is eligible for an assistantship without regular admission as a full-time student—those registered for at least 8 credit hours of course work each semester. The number of assistantship awards available and the amount of program assistantship budgets vary from year to year.