Economics Graduate Programs

The Graduate Program in Financial Economics at Bowling Green State University is designed to prepare its students either for a career in the financial industry or for further graduate study in economics or finance.

The program requires at least 30 hours of course work.  There are certain general and coursework prerequisites that should be met for admission.  Students with a strong background usually meet all these prerequisites and therefore can complete the program in one calendar year, while other students who have partially met the prerequisites will take 3 or 4 semesters.

The required courses of the program are (see specific course descriptions):


  • Econ 6900 – Directed Research

Admission Criteria:

Admission is determined on the basis of GPA, GRE/GMAT scores, and letters of recommendation.

There is no strict application deadline for our program.  However, to receive full consideration for graduate assistantship or scholarship, you should have all relevant materials (application for admission, test scores, transcripts, recommendation letters, and assistantship application) to us by March 1st for the following fall semester.

Financial Aid:

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis.  Assistantships include a substantial scholarship and a significant stipend.    Other students may be eligible for scholarships that cover a portion of tuition.  Undergraduate GPA, GRE/GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, the student’s statement, and other materials are all used in the aid decision.  The department reserves the right to adjust the level of funding conditional on the availability of funds or the student’s academic progress.

If you would like further information regarding the Graduate College, the Center for International Programs, or the Project Search Office at Bowling Green State University, please take a look at their webpages.

Application Instructions

Assistantship Application Form

Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Peter VanderHart

Economics Department
1001 Wooster St., 3002 Business Administration Bldg.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0268

Visit the BGSU on-line graduate application.