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Applying for Graduate Study in HMSLS

Deadlines:

  • Fall admission: February 1
  • Spring admission: November 15
  • Summer admission: April 1

*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 (/content/bgsu/en/international-student-services/admissions/graduate.html)

Application Process

Submit to HMSLS (can be e-mailed to Dr. Vikki Krane at vkrane@bgsu.edu):

1. School of HMSLS 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 HMSLS 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.

*Note: all HMSLS application materials can be e-mailed as attachments to Dr. Vikki Krane at vkrane@bgsu.edu.

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

  • 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