Master’s, Doctoral and Certificate Program Applications

Applicants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or complete the degree prior to enrollment. Students are advised to apply at least six months in advance for admission. International students should allow more time for the application process. All credentials submitted to BGSU become the property of BGSU and will not be released.

Application Process:

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Applicants are required to upload a copy of a transcript – official or unofficial – from all colleges and universities attended, with the exception of BGSU which we will enter on your behalf.  Degree audits and advising reports are unacceptable.
    • If you are admitted,  you will be required to request an official transcript from each degree-granting institution to be sent directly to the Graduate College.
  • Official score from the GRE/GMAT exam
    • Please click the link below for specific information for the program in which you are interested:

  • Official TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS score report recommended minimums are:
    • 80 TOEFL IBT
    • 77 MELAB
    • 6.5 IELTS
    • Completion of ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112
  • BGSU also offers conditional admission to students applying to specific graduate programs who are academically prepared but do not meet our English language proficiency requirements at the time of application to the University.  Students may apply for conditional admission based upon successful completion of ELS’s Intensive English for Academic Purposes level 112 . A complete listing of programs that accept ELS Level 112 can be found here.

Admission Documents:

Once you are admitted to BGSU, we will require the following documents prior to issuing immigration packets.

Transfer Students: All F-1 students transferring from a SEVIS certified institution must complete and submit a 

Note: All of the credentials indicated above must be official documents in the English language. Official documents must be the original documents, notarized copies, or official English translations with the official seal or stamp of the notary or the English translator on each document. We cannot accept photocopies or documents marked "Issued to Student".

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While the application process requires the documents listed above, individual programs may have more requirements. Graduate programs also have different deadlines, so it is best to contact the department directly as to when applications will be evaluated. Please remember that as an international student, applicant materials should be sent directly tothe Graduate College for admission review:

Graduate College
Bowling Green State University
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green, OH USA 43403-0023

The following link provides a list of BGSU’s graduate programs and a statement of goals and objectives for each. Links are also provided to individual departmental/program web sites.

For additional information concerning the graduate admissions process, please email International Student Services.

For specific information regarding department requirements, please contact the department directly.