Thank you for your interest in MACIE, the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education.

The application process has two parts: (1) Application to the BGSU Graduate College, and (2) Application to the MACIE Program. 

Please consult the BGSU Graduate Admission requirements to ensure that you meet basic requirements for admission to the university. 

1. Submit these materials directly to the BGSU Graduate College:

  • Graduate College Application (The Graduate College only accepts online applications)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Scores 
  • International Students are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores, unless English is your first language, or you were educated in English-medium schools. 
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended. 
    • You will be required to submit official transcripts for all universities you list on the online graduate college application. 
    • Transcripts must be in English, or an official translation into English from the original language. 
    • Unofficial copies are not accepted.

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts: 

                        BGSU Graduate College
                        110 McFall Center
                        Bowling Green State University
                        Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA
2. Submit these materials to the MACIE Program Coordinator:
  • Application Essay of no more than 1000 words that includes:
    • Your reasons for wanting to join the MACIE Program;
    • How your background experiences have prepared you for the Program; and
    • Your career goals.
  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vita.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation with Reference Forms. Each recommendation consists of the (a) Reference Form, and (b) a brief, 1-page letter of recommendation. Both documents should be submitted together, either by the recommender, or the student. We strongly suggest that at least one recommendation from an academic reference and one that is related to your professional work.  Recommendation Form can be found here. 
  • Optional: Graduate Assistantship Application (if you are seeking any financial support from the MACIE Program). 
  • Optional: For Coverdell Program Applicants (United States Peace Corps), send a copy of your Description of Service. This is not required for the application, but the DOS must be submitted to be a Coverdell Fellow. 

Submit all Required MACIE Application Materials (Application Essay, Three Letters of Recommendation and Reference Forms, and Resume/CV) and Optional Materials (Graduate Assistantship Request, and Peace Corps Description of Service)

  • By E-mail to macie@bgsu.edu (preferred)
  • Or Mail Documents to:

MACIE Program Coordinator
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
550 Education Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Term Application Deadline: February 15, to be considered for a graduate assistantship in the following academic year. A student admitted to the Fall Term may defer until the Spring Term with approval of the Program Coordinator.
  • Spring Term Application Deadline: November 15. Students may join the program in the spring, but graduate assistantships are generally not available until the following Fall Term. 
  • Summer: MACIE does not admit students for the Summer Term.    
Please allow enough time for all application materials, required test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation to arrive prior to the appropriate deadlines listed above. 

Questions about the application process?

Contact the MACIE Program Coordinator, Dr. Christopher Frey

macie@bgsu.edu or +1 (419) 372-9549.


Helpful hint: When you request transcripts, test scores, and other materials for your MACIE application, order an extra copy or two for your personal files, especially if the documents come from outside the United States.