The Master of Arts in European Studies program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU College of Arts & Sciences

European Studies
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Master of Arts in

European Studies


BGSU's Master of Arts in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students to develop an expertise in Europe as a whole, together with a specialization in a given region.

Students will learn to compare and assess cultural, political, historical, economic similarities and differences between North American and Europe. They will also attain advanced proficiency in a European language other than English.

Advance your career

The MA in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop an expertise in Europe as a whole, together with a specialization in a given region. It includes a study abroad experience and internship opportunities. The MA in European Studies will help prepare you for international careers in business, government, journalism, education, research, or the non-profit sector (e.g. NGOs). The program helps meet a high demand for candidates prepared to work for international companies and organizations with specific interests in Europe.


Stand Out in courses

  • Problems in Modern Europe
  • Seminar in International Relations
  • Contemporary Germany
  • Topics in French Culture or Civilization

Curriculum

The MA in European Studies requires a total of 30 graduate-level credit hours of coursework. Students may specialize in European Arts & Letters, European Political Economy, Regional Focus (France, Germany & Austria, Russia or Spain) and other European Languages (Italian, Russian, Slovenia) in combination with an arts and science or political-economic specialization.  

There are 9 hours of required courses, a minimum of 12 elective courses, 6 hours  (2 courses) of European languages at the 3rd year or above level,  and a 3 hour (minimum) capstone experience of a thesis or comprehensive reading.

The significant economic trade of European countries = strong job opportunities

Internships and Careers

The study abroad experience and internship opportunities will help you Go Far.   The experiential learning and skill acquisition through the practical applications provide valuable, real-world experience that translate to in-demand job skills.   
 
The MA in European Studies will help prepare you for international careers in business, government, journalism, education, research, or the non-profit sector (e.g. NGOs). The program helps meet the high demand for candidates prepared to work for international companies and organizations with specific interests in Europe.

Go Far in your career

  • International journalist
  • Nonprofit development coordinator
  • International sales representative
  • Corporate research assistant
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • English as a Second Language instructor

BGSU Graduate College

The Master of Arts in European Studies program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU College of Arts & Sciences

Admissions

To gain regular status admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with below a 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission status. Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. Applicants are also required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

All applicants must submit a 2-3 page statement of purpose outlining their experience within the field of European Studies, their professional goals, and the research interests they wish to pursue. Three letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and ability to successfully complete graduate study are also required.

International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Successful completion of ELS 112 will also be accepted for this requirement.


Students can focus independent research on areas of interest or expertise

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MA in European Studies, graduates:

  • Will have developed advanced intercultural and international competence. 
  • Will be able to compare and assess cultural, political, historical, economic and other similarities and differences between North America and Europe.
  • Will know how to interact in professional contexts with Europeans and analyze and solve real-life professional problems collaboratively in an international setting. 
  • Will have the opportunity to attain advanced proficiency in a European Language other than English.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The European Studies program does not lead to professional licensure.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The European Studies program, leads to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The European Studies program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

  • European Arts & Letters
  • European Political Economy
  • Regional Focus (France, Germany & Austria, Russia or Spain)
  • Other European Languages (Italian, Russian, Slovenian) in combination with an arts and science or political-economic specialization