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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:

  • Application for Graduate Admission on line
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee for domestic students. The international application fee is $75.
  • Two official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Required standardized test (GRE, GMAT, & PRAXIS II) based on department requirements (see graduate programs for specific information on required test scores.)
  • TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department to which admission is requested.

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

Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:

Office of Admissions
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083

Complete the online application for admission

For additional application requirements, please visit your graduate program website.

If you are a McNair Scholar, you may submit documentation for your application fee to be waived. Please complete the McNair Fee Waiver Form and return via email to choosebgsu@bgsu.edu.

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.

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:

Office of Admissions

ATTN: Graduate Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
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.