How to Apply to Graduate Studies in Spanish

Prospective students for the MA, MAT or Dual MA programs should:

  • Have an undergraduate major in Spanish or
  • Have a Spanish minor with at least 20 semester hours of credit beyond the intermediate level and a record of study in a Spanish-speaking country or
  • Be heritage or native speakers of the Spanish language. 
  • Note: Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted in exceptional circumstances.  

The department looks for a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 both overall and in Spanish.

Please note that an additional requirement for the MAT program is that it is open only to licensed teachers with at least one year of teaching experience, as the MAT itself does not offer a path to licensure.

To apply: you will need to route your materials in two directions:

To the Graduate College

  • Complete an online application for admission to the Graduate College.
  • Follow Graduate College instructions for paying the application fee and any submitting any other required materials
  • Send to the Graduate College an official (directly from the institution) transcript from all institutions attended.
  • Have your GRE scores sent to the Graduate College. For information about the GRE and how to register for the exam, see: http://www.ets.org/gre . Please be advised that the Graduate College must receive your GRE scores before your application can be completely processed.

To the Department

  • Complete the department application form. Completing an application for the program will allow you to be considered for financial support. Note the Dual degree applicants must also follow all departmental-level application instructions for the other program.
  • Mail three letters of recommendation to the Graduate Coordinator. At least one of these recommendations should be from someone who will comment on your proficiency in Spanish. One recommendation could be a general letter of recommendation.
  • A writing sample. The writing sample should be an academic paper that you wrote in Spanish and that you believe reflects your potential for graduate-level study.

Please send all Department application materials to:
Graduate Coordinator / Spanish
Department of Romance and Classical Studies
203 Shatzel Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0215

The policy of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies is to begin reviewing completed applications on February 15, and to continue reviewing later applications on a rolling basis until enrollment is full.