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Applying for Graduate Study in HMSLS

Deadlines:

  • Fall admission: February 1
  • Spring admission: October 15

*Applications for admission are accepted year-round. Materials submitted by the deadline will receive priority in the admission and funding process. Students whose credentials are received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Admission and Assistantship Prerequisites 

  • A degree from an accredited undergraduate college/university
  • An undergraduate overall grade point average of 2.7 for admission
  • An undergraduate overall grade point average of 3.0 for a Graduate Assistantship
  • International Students: For additional requirements, see the International Student Services Graduate Admission website

Application Process

There are two steps in the application process. You need to apply to the School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies AND The Graduate College. See below for instructions on both.

Submit to School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies:

    (Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies application materials can be e-mailed as attachments to Dr. Vikki Krane                      at vkrane@bgsu.edu)

1. School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies Application to the Master's Program

2. Personal Statement

  • 2-3 pages reflecting your educational and career goals
  • Include the program you wish enter (Leisure &Tourism, Kinesiology, or Sport Administration)
  • If you want to focus your studies in a specific specialization within a program (e.g., marketing, sport psychology, exercise physiology, tourism, etc.), include that information
  • If there is a specific person you would like to study with, name that person as a potential advisor

3. Resumé

4. Three letters of recommendation

  • Graduate Student Recommendation Form
  • Recommenders should send the completed recommendation form and letter (optional) to the Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies graduate coordinator (vkrane@bgsu.edu)
  • Letters should not be sent by the applicant
  • Recommendations should attest to your academic accomplishments as an undergraduate student and predict your potential as a graduate student
  • Recommendations from past or current professors are preferred
  • Avoid requesting recommendations from coaches, athletic trainers, employers, or other individuals unless they can directly assess your potential as a graduate student

5. Graduate Assistantship Application

  • If you wish to apply for a graduate assistanship, please complete this application.

Submit to Graduate College:

1. Graduate College On-Line Application

  • Fill out the application here.

2. Two Official Transcripts from all universities you have attended

3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

  • GRE scores are to be sent to Bowling Green State University using the code: 1069
  • For Sport Administration students, GMAT scores may be submitted as an alternative to GRE scores
  • For more information about the GRE, visit http://www.ets.org/gre

Review of Applications

  • Upon receipt of all required application documents, the graduate faculty in your area of specialization will evaluate your credentials for admission and funding.
  • Students are admitted when a graduate faculty member selects you as an advisee.
  • Applications received by February 1st of the year of admission will be given priority in the admission and funding process.
  • Students whose credentials are received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Graduate student admission is typically completed in late February.
  • Graduate assistantships are usually awarded by the end of March.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Krane at vkrane@bgsu.edu