Application Process

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023:

Applications and supporting materials should be received by January 15, 2023 to receive fullest consideration for admission and funding. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.

Funding Information

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for the Ph.D. program are expected to have earned an M.A. degree in an appropriate subject area, while applicants for the M.A. program are required to have an undergraduate degree in one of the disciplines represented in the program. All applicants are expected to have a superior academic record, and to meet the minimum academic and other admission requirements established by the Graduate College. Please visit the Graduate College website for more information.

Application Process:

Step 1 - Online Application -

Step 2 - Upload Supplemental Materials

Three Letters of Recommendation: These should be from former or current instructors or other persons qualified to evaluate probable success in the chosen program. You will provide names and email addresses of your recommenders when submitting your application. Your recommenders will receive an email requesting their letter with a link provided where they can write a letter or upload one.

Writing Sample
: This is evidence of your ability to conduct academic research in an interdisciplinary setting, such as copies of research papers, other writing samples, etc.

Statement of Purpose
: This should be a two-to-four page statement of purpose delineating your purpose for applying to the program, as well as an outline of career goals, both short- and long-term.

: This should be a one-to-two page current CV

Applicants are required to upload a copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, with the exception of BGSU. Upon admission you will be required to request an official transcript from each degree-granting institution to be sent directly to the Graduate College.

Step 3 - Test Scores

International applicants are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Official Test Scores and Transcripts Should be Sent To:
Graduate Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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.

FAQS for Applying to American Studies Graduate Programs

This guide to assist you in preparing your application materials has been made available by the Graduate Education Committee, ASA

Updated: 11/17/2022 11:19AM