Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for students applying to any of the University’s graduate certificates and master’s degree programs for summer 2020 and fall 2020.
Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants for the summer and fall semesters will also be waived.
The MA program with the Strategic Communication specialization comprises 30 credit hours, which can be earned by taking three required courses (MC 6001; MC 6301; MC 6401), 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)
|MC 6001: Strategic Communication|
|MC 6301: Quantitative Methods for Strategic Communication|
|MC 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)
|6980 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 relevant 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.