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.


  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. Please visit the program website for additional information. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents. Please visit the program website for additional information. 
  • Official TOEFL and IELTS score report recommended minimums are:
  • 80 TOEFL IBT
  • 6.5 IELTS
  • 53 PTE (Pearson Test of English)
  • 110 Duolingo English Test Score (temporarily accepted through Spring 2024 admission)
  • Completion of ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112
  Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Application Completion Deadline:
Application must be submitted and all other supporting credentials on file
Friday, June 21, 2024 Friday, November 8, 2024
Deadline for Issuing I-20:
I-20 processing will stop, students not meeting the deadline may choose to apply for a future term
Friday, July 5, 2024 Friday, November 22, 2024

New Student Immigration Information

Graduate - The Office of International Programs and Partnerships will help you prepare the documents necessary for the form I-20 and guide you through the other parts of the immigration process.

In order to issue your immigration documents we require the following information:

Please scan and email the above to

For specific information about the tuition and expenses of BGSU, please see this graduate tuition calculator.

For any questions about the Cost of Attendance, please click here:

Graduate Cost of Attendance FAQ

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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Note: 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 to the Graduate College for admission review:

View 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.

Graduate Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH USA 43403

BGSU Steps to Success for New International Graduate Students

Updated: 05/17/2024 09:56AM