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.

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BGSU Covid Update 

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.

 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 15 
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: 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: Art History - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Art: Digital Arts - MFA (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Feb 17  
Biological Sciences - MS (Main) Fall Jun 30, Spring Nov 30  
Biological Sciences - PhD (Main) Fall Jun 30, Spring Nov 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 Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
College Student Personnel - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Dec 1
Communication Disorders - PhD (Main)   Fall Jan 20
Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology - MS (Main) (Fall Admission Only) Fall Jan 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  
English: Rhetoric and Writing Specialization - PhD (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 (Main) Summer and Fall, Jan 31 recommended  
Mathematics for Professionals and Educators – Certificate (Online) Summer and Fall, Jan 31 recommended  
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  
School Counseling - MEd (Main) Fall Aug 1, Spring Dec 1  
Social Work - MSW (Fall Admission Only) (Main)    
Sociology - PhD (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Jan 15
Sociology: Applied Demography - MA (Main) (Fall Admission Only)   Fall Jan 15
Teacher Education: Adolescent/Young Adult Math (Grades 7-12) - MEd (Main)   Fall April 1
Teacher Education: Adolescent/Young Adult Science (Grades 7-12) - MEd (Main)   Fall April 1
Teacher Education: World Languages (Grades 4-12) - MEd (Main)   Fall April 1