BGSU'S Graduate Program in German

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To be admitted to graduate study in German you will need an undergraduate major or minor in German (usually no fewer than 24 semester hours beyond the intermediate level), or the equivalent.

The Department looks for a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and a GPA of 3.2 or better in German.

Admission to graduate study in German at Bowling Green is based primarily on letters of recommendation and undergraduate GPA.

All applicants for regular admission to the Graduate College and the graduate program in German are required to take the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Applicants are urged to take the GRE before applying to the program. The results should be sent to the Graduate College at Bowling Green State University.

Please, fill out the questionnaire on the “Overview” page to receive the application forms along with the graduate program brochure.

You should then follow these steps:

Complete the application for admission to the Graduate College.

•Have two up-to-date official transcripts of your academic work from each institution attended sent to the Graduate College .

•Complete the departmental application form for Graduate Study in German and mail to: Graduate Coordinator, Department of German, Russian and EAL, Bowling Green SU, Bowling Green, OH 43403. This form can be found on the Forms & Applications page.

•Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages. These letters should be written by persons acquainted with your overall academic performance as well as your facility in German and readiness to take regular courses at the University of Salzburg . In addition, at least one recommender should comment on your teaching potential if you are applying for a teaching assistantship.

•Submit a sample of academic writing in English and/or German.

Address inquiries to:

the Graduate Coordinator

mailing address:
Graduate Coordinator
Department of German, Russian & EAL
Shatzel Hall 103
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Phone: (419) 372-2268
Fax: (419) 372-2571


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