American Culture Studies
Fall Admission Only
Deadline to Apply is February 1st
Applicants for the Ph.D. program are expected to have earned an M.A. degree in an appropriate subject area, while applicants for the M.A. program are required to have an undergraduate degree in one of the disciplines represented in the program. All applicants are expected to have a superior academic record, and to meet the minimum academic and other admission requirements established by the Graduate College. Please visit the College Website for more information.
Application for Domestic Students:
1. Submit the BGSU Graduate College Online Application
2. Send two official transcripts from each college or university you have attended and GRE scores (VERBAL and QUANTITATIVE) to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
Bowling Green State University GRE code: 1069
3. Apply to the American Culture Studies Department - Online Application - and submit the following electronically:
- Three Letters of Recommendation: these should be from former or current instructors or other persons qualified to evaluate probable success in the chosen program. You will provide names and email addresses of your recommenders when submitting your application. Your recommenders will receive an email from the Director requesting their letter with a link provided where they can upload their document. They may also choose to email their letter to firstname.lastname@example.org if they prefer.
- Writing Sample: this is evidence of your ability to conduct academic research in an interdisciplinary setting, such as copies of research papers, other writing samples, etc;
- Candidate Statement: this should be a two-to-four page statement of purpose delineating your purpose for applying to the program, as well as an outline of career goals, both short- and long-term;
- Resume: this should be a one-to-two page current resume
After you have submitted the Department Application, you will be given the option to upload your materials or email them to email@example.com.
The following guide to assist you in preparing your application materials has been made available by the Graduate Education Committee, ASA -- FAQS: Applying to American Studies Graduate Programs.
Application for non-American (International) Students:
All international students' applications must be processed through the Center for International Programs. International students must also submit the online application form. Along with the GRE, International students are also required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or its equivalent. International students must send all materials listed above as required for domestic students along with the following, to the Centre for International Program:
- A copy of the applicant’s passport
- A completed BGSU Financial Statement (PDF)
- Any other material required by the Centre for International Programs.
Please note, that international students are required to send all admission materials directly to the Centre for International Programs and NOT to the ACS or Graduate College offices. Please check both the Centre for International Programs page and the Graduate Admission page for a full list of application requirements.
Financial aid is available to qualified Ph.D. students in American Culture Studies for up to four years in the form of Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, or administration. When submitting your ACS Department online application you will be given the opportunity to express your interest in an assistantship opportunity.
Applications and supporting materials should be received by February 1 to receive fullest consideration for admission and funding. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.
For Bowling Green State University: 1069
For American Culture Studies: 2206
Dr. Andrew M. Schocket, Director
American Culture Studies Program
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0237