Archived 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
INTRODUCTION (ABOUT THE CATALOG)
This catalog is a guide to the programs, policies and curriculum that are part of graduate life at Bowling Green State University, a complex learning community. Students need to be aware of opportunities and requirements at several levels to guarantee that they take advantage of all that Bowling Green has to offer and can make steady progress toward academic goals.
The information in this catalog was last updated April 2016. All information in this catalog is subject to change. Except as specifically stated herein, Bowling Green State University makes no representation or contract that following a particular course or curriculum will result in specific achievement, employment or qualification for employment, admission to degree programs or licensing for particular professions or occupations.
Students are responsible for knowing all requirements and policies in this catalog, particularly the academic regulations contained in this catalog.
Students are also responsible for knowing all requirements and policies in their departmental/degree program publications.
GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED
Doctoral Degree - General Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts
Credit Hour Requirements
Graduate Faculty Representative
Final Examination (Dissertation Defense)
Retaking the Final Exam
Publication of Dissertation
Consortium Ph.D. in Technology Management
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree
Master’s Degree - General Requirements
Types of Programs
Level of Work
Time Limits for Degree and Revalidation
Suggested Timeline for One-Year Master’s Students
Plan Options for Master’s Degrees
Selecting Plan I or Plan II
Plan I: Master’s Thesis
Approval of Thesis Topic
Thesis Drafts and Abstract
Plan II: Non-Thesis Option
Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree
Second Master’s Degree
Dual Master’s Degree
Joint or Cooperative Degrees
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Building Level Leadership
Computer Technology Endorsement
District Level Leadership
Early Childhood Education 4/5 Generalist Endorsement
Food and Nutrition
K-12 Online Teaching & Learning Certificate
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement 4-6
PreK-12 Reading Endorsement
Secondary Transition Certificate/Transition-to-Work Endorsement
Social & Interactive Media
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Accounting and Management Information Systems
American Culture Studies
Applied Statistics and Operations Research
Architecture & Environmental Design
College Student Personnel
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE)
Curriculum and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS)
Food and Nutrition
German, Russian, and East Asian Languages (GREAL)
Higher Education Administration
Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies (HMSLS)
K-12 Online Teaching and Learning
Mathematics and Statistics
Media & Communication
Mental Health and School Counseling
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science/Public Administration
Romance and Classical Studies
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Workforce Education and Development
The University reserves the right to change its course offerings, academic policies and requirements for the master’s and doctoral degrees. To protect students from unnecessary penalty where changes in degree requirements occur, the following policies in regard to the Graduate Catalog are in effect:
- Regardless of their term of matriculation, students are typically governed by the policies in the most current annual catalog. Students are governed by the degree requirements in the annual catalog of their matriculation.
- Students may elect to complete a degree program under the most recent annual catalog. If this choice is made, the student must inform their graduate coordinator and the Graduate College, and complete all degree requirements specified in the selected annual catalog.
Courses are identified by a three- or four-letter abbreviation and a four digit number. Course descriptions are listed online in alphabetical order by course prefix. Current information about course offerings can be found on the BGSU web at the following location: Class Offerings
The semester schedule of classes should be used in conjunction with this catalog to determine course availability, because not every course is offered every semester. Class offerings for specific terms can be found on the BGSU web at the following location: Class Offerings.
While every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the University reserves the right to change, without notice, statements in the Bowling Green State University Graduate Catalog concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.
Courses may be closed because of limited resources or facilities, or cancelled because of unavailability of faculty or insufficient enrollment.