Romance and Classical Studies
Graduate Studies in Spanish: Admissions
Prospective students for the MA and the MAT 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. 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 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.
- Mail the application fee (check or money order payable to BGSU) to the Graduate College along with all of the additional materials detailed on their webpage.
- Send to the Graduate College two official (directly from the institution) transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Send to the Graduate College your 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.
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 1 of these recommendations should be from someone who will comment on your proficiency in Spanish. 1 recommendation could be a general letter of recommendation.
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
For details regarding housing, medical insurance, and the application for a visa, please contact:
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. We will begin reviewing completed applications on February 15, and will continue to accept and review applications from qualified candidates on a rolling basis until enrollment is full.