Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Degree Program Admission Requirements
Applicants to graduate degree programs at the University must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and present evidence of broad and thorough undergraduate preparation that indicates probable success in graduate study. Applicants should also have a purpose which the Graduate College and the degree program to which they apply can foster and advance. Prospective students should keep in mind that graduate study is not merely a continuation of undergraduate study. It demands a higher level of scholarship, emphasizes research and creativity, and requires student initiative and responsibility. Since faculty, facilities, and other resources are limited, it is impossible to admit every interested applicant. Some areas are highly selective in admitting students because the demand for admission is greater in those areas than in others.
Prospective graduate students should consult with the graduate coordinator in the appropriate degree program at the time of application for admission concerning placement and employment prospects for graduates of that particular degree program. The University makes no guarantee concerning employment for graduates of any of its degree programs. However, University Placement Services provides career planning and placement assistance including individual counseling, professional development seminars, an electronic resume referral service, and credential services.
As a general prerequisite to graduate study in a degree program, a student must have met the requirements of this University for an undergraduate major or minor in that field or its equivalent. Further requirements or exceptions applicable to specific fields may be determined by individual degree programs. An applicant to a degree program will be evaluated for admisssion when the following materials are submitted to the Graduate College:
- The application for admission;
- The $30 (non-refundable) application fee;
- Either the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), PRAXIS, or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as specified below;
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) for all whose first language is not English; and
- Two official transcripts from each institution attended (except Bowling Green State University) which must be forwarded directly from the institution(s). Personal copies of transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts "Issued to Student" are not acceptable. Applicants must include ALL institutions attended regardless of the number or type of credits taken, terms attended, or whether transfer credits are reflected on another transcript. When temporary transcripts are submitted, acceptance to the Graduate College is granted upon receipt of final official transcripts (showing the date and degree earned) from the institution attended.Center for International Programs
International applicants must submit all materials directly to:
1106 Offenhauer West
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403