Applying for Graduate Study in HMSLS

To be considered for a graduate assistantship, complete admission application and GA application should be received by December 1.

*Applications for admission are accepted year-round.

Admission and Assistantship Prerequisites 

  • A degree from an accredited undergraduate college/university
  • An undergraduate overall grade point average of 3.0 for admission
  • An undergraduate overall grade point average of 3.0 for a Graduate Assistantship
  • International Students: For additional requirements, see the International Student Services Graduate Admission website

Application Process

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When you submit your application, the following components will be requested:

1. Personal Statement

  • 2-3 pages reflecting on your educational and career goals
  • Include the program you wish enter (Leisure & Tourism, Kinesiology or Sport Administration)
  • If you want to focus your studies in a specific specialization within a program (e.g., marketing, sport psychology, exercise physiology, tourism, etc.), include that information
  • If there is a specific person you would like to study with, name that person as a potential advisor

2. Resumé

3. Two letters of recommendation

  • Recommendations should attest to your academic accomplishments as an undergraduate student and predict your potential as a graduate student
  • Recommendations from past or current professors are preferred
  • Avoid requesting recommendations from coaches, athletic trainers, employers or other individuals unless they can directly assess your potential as a graduate student

4. Transcripts

  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended can be uploaded
  • Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted

5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

  • GRE scores are to be sent to Bowling Green State University using the code 1069
  • GRE scores must be submitted by the application deadline
  • The GRE exam is waived if: (a) your undergraduate GPA is 3.5 or higher & 3 years of professional experience or (b) you have five years post-bachelor's full time relevant work experience.
  • For sport administration students, GMAT scores may be submitted as an alternative to GRE scores
  • GRE information

*Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to any of the University’s graduate certificate and master’s degree programs through Fall 2022.

6. Academic writing sample

  • Academic writing sample may be a paper submitted for a previous class
  • Also can be any paper written in an academic style

Review of Applications

  • Upon receipt of all required application documents (including GRE scores), the graduate faculty in your area of specialization will evaluate your credentials for admission and funding.
  • Students are admitted when a graduate faculty member selects you as an advisee.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Jessica Kiss at

Updated: 12/08/2021 08:52AM