Accelerated Bachelor's to MA in European Studies Program Policies

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated BA to MA program plan in European Studies must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least one letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program;

5.      Must submit a statement of purpose to the EURO-MA director. 

Accelerated European Studies Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated European Studies Program should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the European Studies program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, it is strongly recommended that students choose the Plan II option (non-thesis).  Students who choose the thesis option should expect the completion of their master’s degree program to take longer than an additional extra (5th) year. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

ES 5010. Intro to European Studies (3 cr.)

HIST 6800 (3 cr.)

HIST 6470 (3 cr.)

HIST 6320 (3 cr.)

POLS 6710 (3 cr.)

POLS 6510 (3 cr.)       

GERM 6010 (3 cr.)

GERM 6160 (3 cr.)

GERM 6800 (3 cr.)

FREN 6350 (3 cr.)

SPAN 6200 (3 cr.)

Any approved advanced (5000 or 6000 level) language course in a European language other than English

Any approved advanced (5000 or 6000 level) topics course with a focus on Europe

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the European Studies master’s program:

Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

Plus:     Required Course

ES 5010. Intro to European Studies (3 cr.) (if not taken while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status)

            Electives (additional options to above)

ES 6950 Workshop (1-3 cr.)

ES 6890 Internship (3-6 cr.)

Capstone Experience:

            Choose ONE:

Plan I:  Thesis

Plan II:

Option A: Comprehensive examination. Taking “Readings for Comprehensive Exams” (3 credits), students will work with a faculty committee to establish a readings list around their regional and disciplinary specialization as basis for their exam.

Option B: Capstone project (Plan II). Students will work with a faculty committee, who will guide their research project and articulate specific expectations for successful completion. Projects may include development of a professional portfolio, e-portfolio, or other presentational materials that integrate research with reflection of experiential learning outcomes (internships, study-abroad specific research projects).  

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).