The MA program with the Strategic Communication specialization comprises 30 credit hours, which can be earned by taking three required courses (MC 6000; MC 6300; MC 6400), four specialization courses (MC 6550; MC 6551; MC 6552; MC 6553), and two elective courses (one MC course; one BGSU graduate course), as well as completing comprehensive final exam.
Required Courses (21 Credits)
|6001: Strategic Communication|
|6301: Quantitative Methods for Strategic Communication|
|6401: Qualitative Methods for Strategic Communication|
|MC 6550 Organizational Communication|
|MC 6551 Public Relations Research & Practice|
|MC 6552 Social Media Seminar|
|MC 6553 Advertising Research & Practice|
Exam (3 credits)
|MC 6910 Comprehensive Exam|
Elective Courses (6 credits)
|ELECTIVES IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (3 credits)
|MC 5040 Communication and Conflict|
|MC 5080 Intercultural Communication|
|MC 5090 International Communication|
|MC 5610 Audience Research|
|MC 5630 Media Programming|
|MC 5640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media and Production|
|MC 5700 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy|
|MC 6570 International Communication|
|ELECTIVES OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (3 credits)|
|MBA 6070 Business Ethics, Law, and Communication|
|MBA 6800 Special Topics|
|ENG 6400 Professional/Technical Writing|
|ENG 6420 Professional/Technical Editing|
|LRND 6700 Principles of Multimedia Production and Courseware Design|
Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
The following materials are required in your online applications:
- Current resume listing both educational and professional experiences
- Personal statement (1-2 pages) evaluating your preparation for graduate study and elaborating how this degree will help you accomplish your educational and career objectives
- Three letters of reference sent directly from the recommenders
- Once we receive the online application and all other materials we will contact applicants for an interview, either in person or via technology.
Note: All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.
Submit Official Transcripts and Standardized Test Scores
TRANSCRIPTS: As part of the online application process you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.
Request official transcripts and test scores be sent to:
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
TEST SCORES: GRE test scores (within last 5 years) are to be submitted as part of the online application process. Applicants planning to take the GRE should plan ahead accordingly. Visit https://www.ets.org/gre for more information about test centers, test dates, and test availability. Applicants with 3 or more years of professional work experience may be eligible for exemption from the GRE requirement.
Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.
For information on tests visit the Educational Testing Service website.