Information for Admitted Students


The MSA Program Orientation will be held the week before classes begin in August.  This is a required event for all new MSA students.   In addition to the MSA orientation, the Graduate College provides a Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) program for all new BGSU graduate students.  New international students are also required to attend the orientation program provided by the Office of International Student Services.

Detailed information regarding all orientation programs and events will be sent to new students and updated on websites throughout the year, be sure to carefully note all important dates and times and contact your Program Director will any questions.  

BGSU E-Mail 

It is very important that you are regularly checking your BGSU email as this is the official means of electronic communication between the University and students.  For questions, regarding your BGSU Account, please contact Information Technology Services

Tuition Fees 

Detailed tuition and fee information is available from the Bursar’s Office.  You will also find information on payment plans and due dates.  If you have questions on tuition, fees, or payment options, please contact the Bursar’s Office directly. 

You may also want to use the online Graduate Calculator to help you plan for your educational expenses. 


Campus Jobs & Assistantships

If you are interested in pursuing an assistantship opportunity, these positions are posted on the Available Graduate Assistantships webpage of the Graduate College.  Be sure to check this site regularly for updates. 

If you are interested in finding a job on campus, I would encourage you to visit Student Employment Services. Please note, you are unable to utilize Handshake, the University’s career management system, until you are a registered BGSU student.



Information on available property rentals is available through Off-Campus Student Services.

Academic Calendar & Important Dates

To assist you in planning for a successful year, please review the Academic Calendars available from the Office of Registration & Records to ensure you are aware of important dates and holidays. 

Course Registration

As a cohort program, we will take care of your course registration.  You will receive an email notification before we complete your registration with detailed information, and then once the process is completed, a confirmation message will be sent to you.  Registration will be completed in mid-July.


If you have questions at any time, please contact your Program Director by email ( or by phone (419-372-7671).  We welcome the opportunity to assist you in preparing to join the MSA graduate community at BGSU and look forward to working with you in the upcoming academic year!

Updated: 08/04/2023 11:26AM