Welcome to International Student Services Graduate Admission website. Bowling Green State University offers a wide variety of well-respected graduate programs to suit many different interests and career paths.  

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.

Application Process:

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools (no photocopies accepted)
  • Official score from the GRE/GMAT exam
  • Official TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS score report recommended minimums are:
    • 80 TOEFL IBT
    • 77 MELAB
    • 7.0 IELTS

Admission Documents:

Once you are admitted to BGSU, we will require the following documents prior to issuing immigration packets.

Transfer Students: All F-1 students transferring from a SEVIS certified institution must complete and submit a BGSU Transfer Eligibility Form (PDF)

Note: All of the credentials indicated above must be official documents in the English language. Official documents must be 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. We cannot accept photocopies or documents marked "Issued to Student".

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While the application process requires the documents listed above, individual programs may have more requirements. Graduate programs also have different deadlines, so it is best to contact the department directly as to when applications will be evaluated. Please remember that as an international student, applicant materials should be sent directly to the Graduate College for admission review:

Graduate College
Bowling Green State University
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green, OH USA 43403-0023

The following link provides a list of BGSU’s graduate programs and a statement of goals and objectives for each. Links are also provided to individual departmental/program web sites.


For additional information concerning the graduate admissions process, please email International Student Services.

For specific information regarding department requirements, please contact the department directly.

The above documents are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download.