2018-2019 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 August 2018.  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.  

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:

  • Policies: Regardless of their term of matriculation, students are typically governed by the policies in the most current annual catalog. 
  • Curriculum: 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.
  • 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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES OFFERED


Doctoral Degree - General Requirements - Policy

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 - Policy

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