Master's Degree Application Procedures

Individuals seeking admission to the graduate program in Special Education must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or complete the degree prior to enrollment. Admission to the program requires an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (when graduate semester hours are 9 or greater).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

1.  Complete the Online Application for Graduate Admission

A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.

2.  Request Transcripts and Test Scores

Request one official transcript from every college or university you have attended be sent directly to BGSU Graduate Admissions. (Official transcripts from BGSU do not need to be requested.)

Submit scores from the one of the following standardized tests: GRE General Test, Praxis II Principles of Teaching and Learning, or Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Assessment of Professional Knowledge. TOEFL scores are also required from applicants whose native language is not English.

Transcripts and test score reports are to be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States of America

3.  Submit a Statement of Purpose and Program Information Sheet

Prepare a two-page, double-spaced letter that addresses the following points: (a) your motivation for pursuing graduate study in your chosen field, (b) what you hope to gain through graduate study, (c) your career aspirations following completion of the program, and (d) your personal qualities that relate to success as a graduate student.