Graduate Admissions


Master’s, Doctoral and Certificate Program Applications

Applicants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or complete the degree prior to enrollment. Students are advised to apply at least six months in advance for admission. International students should allow more time for the application process. All credentials submitted to BGSU become the property of BGSU and will not be released. The application for admission to the Graduate College should be submitted along with:

• $45 nonrefundable application fee for domestic applicants; $75 for international applicants. The application fee is automatically waived for McNair Scholars, U.S. Military Veterans, and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

• Scanned copies of official transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted. 

• Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS II) based on program requirements. 

• Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents. Please visit the program website for additional information. 

• TOEFL or IELTS scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. 

• If you plan to apply to more than one program, you must submit a separate application and application fee for each. 

Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403


We are currently transitioning to a new application system. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as we work to improve our services for you and our other graduate applicants. If you have any problems, please contact us at 419-372-2791 or


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Return to Existing Summer/Fall 2017 Application


For information on the GRE/GMAT/PRAXIS/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website. The Graduate College does not require specific minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for acceptance into graduate programs. However, individual programs that require the GRE often set their own minimum scores. Graduate programs that require the GRE utilize the test results as one indicator of the potential for success in graduate studies. Graduate program applicants should therefore approach the prospect of taking the GRE seriously, knowing that their scores will be considered for admission. In order to send test scores directly to BGSU, please use the following code: 1069.

International students: Please send all your admission materials to the Office of Admissions. Upon admission to the university you will receive further enrollment information from International Student Services:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States of America

Note: All of the credentials listed above must be official documents in the English language. Official documents are either the original documents, notarized copies, or official English translations with the official seal or stamp of the notary or the English translator on each document. Photocopies or documents “Issued to Student” are not acceptable.