Explore Professional Pathways

Explore Professional Pathways

Graduate programs designed for working professionals

BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to any of the University’s graduate certificate and master’s degree programs through spring 2024. Doctoral applicants should connect with the program directly.

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Programs for Working Professionals

Advance in your career with BGSU's professional pathway programs. Designed for busy, working professionals, these programs allow students to maintain a full-time job while earning a graduate degree or certificate.



BGSU graduate students enjoy one of the lowest graduate tuition rates in the region. Professionals with an employer-provided tuition benefit may also defer payment until the end of each semester after the reimbursement has been received. Graduate students enrolled at least half-time may also be eligible to apply for other forms of financial aid.



Courses are offered in a blended, hybrid format. Students complete coursework both online and on campus, with classes meeting in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate working professionals. Students take up to two courses per semester to maintain a healthy balance between family, school and work.



Programs are designed for career advancement. Students focus projects and coursework on their current workplace needs, allowing students to apply professional experience to their education. Students also grow their professional networks with faculty and fellow students.


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Complete list of graduate Professional Pathways programs

Updated: 11/14/2022 11:48AM