Application Process

Applications and supporting materials should be received by January 14 to receive fullest consideration for admission and funding. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bowling Green State University Master of Arts Program in Popular Culture requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 accumulative GPA.

Please note that as of Fall 2022 we no longer require GRE scores.

Application Process

  1. Submit the BGSU Graduate College Online Application

  2. Applicants will also be asked to submit the following additional materials:

    Statement of Purpose Essay
    : This should be 2-to-5 typed pages, that describes your motivations for coming to graduate school, what you hope to achieve in Popular Culture Studies, your plans following the receipt of the Master's Degree, and (if requesting an assistantship) your interests in teaching and other skills that may be useful to the Department

    Three (3) letters of recommendation: These should be from former or current instructors or other persons qualified to evaluate probable success in the 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.

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

  3. Applicants are required to upload a copy of an official transcript 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.

    Official 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 as listed above. Upon admission to the university you will receive further enrollment information from International Student Services.

Any questions or concerns about the admissions process? Please email

Updated: 01/09/2024 02:11PM