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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
 
GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

Doctoral Degree - General Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts
                Admission
                Residence Requirements
                Credit Hour Requirements
                5000-Level courses
                Language Requirement
                Doctoral Committee
                Graduate Faculty Representative
                Examinations
                Preliminary Examination
                Re-Examination      
                Candidacy              
                Final Examination (Dissertation Defense)
                Retaking the Final Exam
                Deadlines
                Publication of Dissertation
                Consortium Ph.D. in Technology Management
                Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree

Master’s Degree - General Requirements
                Types of Programs
                Credit Hours
                Level of Work
                Residence Requirements
                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
                             Thesis Committee
                             Approval of Thesis Topic
                             Thesis Drafts and Abstract
                             Final Examination
                             Minimum/Continuous Registration          
                       Plan II: Non-Thesis Option
                  Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree
                          Plan I
                          Plan II
                Second Master’s Degree
                Dual Master’s Degree
                Joint or Cooperative Degrees

Master of Accountancy                                        
Master of Architecture                                          
Master of Arts                                                         
Master of Arts in Teaching                                    
Master of Business Administration                       
Master of Education                                               
Master of Fine Arts                                               
Master of Food and Nutrition
Master of Music

Graduate Certificate/Endorsement Programs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFERED

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.

Changes
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.