Applying for Admission/Assistantship

To start in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

The preferred deadline for full consideration for admission and funding is January 31, 2020.  We will continue to accept applications until June 15 for international students, and August 1 for domestic students.

BGSU uses an all-electronic application system.  Apply online at this link.  There, you will:

  • upload electronic scans of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (Note: after admission, you will need to send BGSU official paper transcripts from each institution where you earned a degree.)
  • upload a statement of purpose
  • list three faculty or professionals who can upload a letter of recommendation in support of your application; the application system will contact them by email. 
  • list your GRE General Test results. Have your GRE General Test scores sent to BGSU using Institution Code: 1069.
  • international students, list your TOEFL or IELTS scores. Have TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to BGSU (Note:  students from certain coutries or with a master's degree from the US are exempt, see this link).
  • pay a non-refundable application fee ($45 domestic, $75 international)
  • indicate your interest in being considered for a teaching assistantship (Note:  Assistantship decisions are made in February/March, and offers go out shortly after that.)
  • indicate the program you wish to pursue:
    • Master of Arts in Mathematics, choose Mathematics - MA
    • MA specialization in Statistics, choose Mathematics: Statistics - MA
    • MA specialization in Applied Mathematics / Scientific Computation, choose Mathematics: Applied Mathematics / Scientific Computation - MA
    • Master of Science in Applied Statistics, choose Applied Statistics (Math) - MS
    • Master of Arts in Teaching, choose Mathematics - MAT
    • PhD in Mathematics, choose Mathematics - PhD
    • PhD in Statistics, choose Statistics - PhD
    • PhD in Data Science, choose Data Science - PhD
  • For those wishing to pursue the Mathematics Masters in Arts of Teaching Degree (MAT), a photocopy of a current teaching license or certificate from the State of Ohio or other state will need to be included with your application.

If you are an international student and are admitted to BGSU, please follow the instructions on the International Student Services webpage in order to obtain your non-immigrant documents.  Please do this promptly after admission to avoid any delays.

See this site for more information on the application process at BGSU.

To start in Spring 2020

Use the same application process as above.  International students should apply by November 1, 2019, domestic students by December 1, 2019.  Note that assistantship funding is not always available for spring starts, and it is always competitive.  Also note that it is very difficult for PhD students to start in the Spring semester because the key courses are offered as fall-spring sequences, and one typically cannot start with the second course in the sequence.