European Studies - 2020-21 Graduate Catalog

Chair: Phil Peek
Program Coordinator: Edgar Landgraf
Address: 104 Shatzel Hall
Phone: 419-372-7693
Email: elandgr@bgsu.edu
Program Web Page

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts

Program Offered
MA in European Studies 
The MA in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop an expertise in Europe as a whole, together with a specialization in a given region. It includes a study abroad experience and internships opportunities. The MA in European Studies will help prepare you for international careers in business, government, journalism, education, research, or the non-profit sector (e.g. NGOs). The program helps meet a high demand for candidates prepared to work for international companies and organizations with specific interests in Europe. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master's degree, students in the European Studies program are expected to be able to:

  • Attain "Advanced Low" or higher (following ACTFL) guidelines proficiency in a European Langauge other than English
  • Apply cultural knowledge of the European region in personal contexts;
  • Utilize advanced intercultural and international competence - compare and assess cultural, political, historical, economic or other similarities and differences between North American and Europe;
  • Utilize language competency for research purposes;
  • Demonstrate ability to interact in professional contexts with Europeans;
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and solve real life professional problems collaboratively in a professional European setting.

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
As a basic entrance standard, the Department of World Languages and Cultures requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a scale of 4.0).

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs in European Studies should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission webpage.

Degree Requirements
Master of Arts
A total of 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level are required. Students can specialize in European Arts & Letters, European Political Economy, Regional Focus (France, Germany & Austria, Russia or Spain), or other European languages in combination with an arts and science or political-economic specialization.

A candidate may pursue a Master of Arts degree in European Studies under the following two plans:
Plan I: Thesis (ES 6990)
Plan II: Comp Reading/Capstone (ES 6980)

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online.