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 2021.

Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants are also being waived through fall 2021.

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Graduate Admissions Deadlines

Domestic application credentials are due no later than:

14 days prior to the start of the admit term or eCampus session

  • Some departments require an earlier deadline.*

International application credentials are due no later than:

Fall admission - July 15

Spring admission - November 15

Summer admission - May 15

  • Some departments require an earlier deadline.*
*Academic program deadlines (see table below):

Academic programs may have their own earlier deadlines. Prospective students should check with the academic programs to which they intend to apply for specific application deadlines. Programs may refuse to consider applicants who do not comply with posted deadlines. If your department has an earlier deadline this can be found on their web page and may be listed in the application on the Academic Interest page.

Scholarship funding deadlines:

Most departments have a deadline for scholarships and/or Graduate Assistant contracts. Contact your department if you have questions about this departmental deadline.  NOTE:  GRE/GMAT scores for graduate certificate and master’s degree programs have been waived as admissions requirements through Fall 2021; however, the following programs recommend scores be submitted for assistantship consideration:  ASOR (business), Biology, Media & Communication, and Physics.

 Official documents deadlines:

Five (5) business days prior to first day of class. For official transcripts, no later than the end of the first term.

Program Name Admission Deadline Funding Deadline
Accountancy - Macc (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jul 1 Fall Mar 15 
Analytics - MSA (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Mar 1
Applied Statistics (ASOR) - MS (Main)   Fall Feb 1
Applied Statistics (ASOR): Business Analytics - MS (Main)   Fall Feb 1
Applied Statistics (Math) - MS (Main)   Fall/Summer Jan 31
Art History - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Art: 2-D Studio Art - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Art: 3-D Studio Art - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Art: Digital Arts - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Art: Integrative Design - MDes (Online/Hybrid/Web-centric) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Biological Sciences - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jun 30  
Biological Sciences - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jun 30  
Business Administration: Full Time Program - MBA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jul 1 Fall Mar 1
Chemistry - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 3  
Clinical Mental Health Counseling - MA (Main) Fall July 15, Spring Dec 1  
College Student Personnel - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Dec 1 Fall Dec 1
Communication Disorders - PhD (Main)   Fall Jan 20
Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Dec 15  
Contemporary Music: Composition - DMA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 5  
Contemporary Music: Performance - DMA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 5  
Creative Writing: Fiction - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 15  
Creative Writing: Poetry - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 15  
Cross-Cultural, International Education - MA (Main) (MACIE) Spring Nov 15 Fall Feb 15
English: Literary and Textual Studies Specialization - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 15  
Forensic Biology - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jul 15  
Forensic Chemistry - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jul 15  
Health Services Administration - MHSA (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Nov 1, Summer Apr 1  
Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies: Kinesiology - MEd (Main)   Fall Feb 1
Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies: Sport Administration - MEd (Main)   Fall Feb 1
Mathematics - MA (Main)   Fall/Summer Jan 31
Mathematics - PhD (Main)   Summer/Fall Jan 31
Mathematics for Professionals and Educators – Certificate (Online) Recommended Summer and Fall, Jan 31  
Music - Certificate (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Composition - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Education: Choral Music Education - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Education: Comprehensive Music Education - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Education: Instrumental Music Education - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Education: Teaching Artistry - MM (eCampus) (Summer Admission First Session Only) Summer April 15  
Music Ethnomusicology - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music History - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Choral Conducting - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Collaborative Piano - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Instrumental Performance - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Instrumental Specialist - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Jazz Studies - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Orchestral Conducting - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Piano - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Piano Pedagogy - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Voice - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Performance: Voice Science and Pedagogy - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Music Theory - MM (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Photochemical Sciences - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Mar 1 Fall Jan 1
Psychology: Clinical Psychology - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Dec 1  
Psychology: Cognitive and Neural Sciences - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 1  
Psychology: Developmental Psychology - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 1  
Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Psychology - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Dec 1  
Reading Endorsement - Certificate (eCampus) Summer - Two Weeks before Summer Session 1  
Reading Endorsement - Certificate (Main) Summer - Two Weeks before Summer Session 1  
Rhetoric and Writing Studies - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 15  
School Counseling - MEd (Main) Fall July 15, Spring Dec 1  
Social Work - MSW (Fall Admission Only) (Main) Fall Mar 1 Summer Feb 1 Advance Standing
Sociology - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Jan 15
Sociology: Applied Demography - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Jan 15