Admission requirements Prerequisites: Prospective students should have either (a) an undergraduate major in French or (b) a French minor with at least 20 semester hours of credit beyond the intermediate level and a record of study in a French-speaking country. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted in exceptional circumstances provided they are willing to make up their deficiencies as specified by the graduate coordinator.
The department looks for a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 both overall and in French.
The MAT program is open only to licensed teachers with at least one year of teaching experience.
Send the following to the Graduate College:
Online application for Admission to the Graduate College. Click Graduate College site and complete the application. Mail the application fee (check or money order payable to BGSU) to the Graduate College. The address is on the application.
|You should also complete the department application form by|
clicking onto the following link:
Now accepting applications for:
Summer 2014 and Fall 2014
Please note upon submission two separate forms will pop up and both must be submitted. Thank you.
Send the following to: Graduate Coordinator / French Department of Romance and Classical Studies 203 Shatzel Hall Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403-0215
- Completed Departmental Application for Financial Support in French Click here for Form.
- Three letters of Recommendation sent to the Graduate Coordinator. Click here for Language Reference Form.
At least 1 and at most 2 of these recommendations should be from someone who will comment on your proficiency in French. 1 recommendation could be a general letter of recommendation. (No form is provided for general recommendations; they may be sent by email to Graduate Coordinator or mailed to the address above ). Email Graduate Coordinator if you prefer to have forms mailed to you.
- Two official transcripts from all institutions attended. (“Official” means sent directly from the institution.)
- Sample of analytical writing, preferably in French
- GRE scores. You can take the computerized test by appointment at Sylvan Learning Centers throughout the U.S. (1-800-GRE-CALL).; Test results are mailed to institutions designated by the test-taker 10-15 days after the test is taken. BGSU’s institution code is 1069. Please be advised that the Graduate College must receive your GRE scores before your application can be completely processed.
For details regarding housing, medical insurance, and the application for a visa,
Coordinator, Education Abroad
216 University Hall
The policy of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies is to begin reviewing applications in late February and to award financial aid to qualified students as applications are completed and while positions remain available. It is therefore best to get materials in as soon as possible (preferably before February 15th ).
*Students applying to go to Quebec should aim to complete their applications by February 1st due to deadlines for applying to Laval.
*Upon applying to the M.A. French program, a copy of the application form will be forwarded automatically to the French Graduate Coodinator and to the AYA (Academic Year Abroad) office. Upon admission to our program, you will be directed to a web page in order to complete, among others, the Housing and Medical Authorization forms. At that time, there will be another fee to pay of approximately $25 for the processing of the AYA documents.