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									Admission to the Master's Program
The Graduate Program accepts applications year round, though funding opportunities
are best when applications are completed by January 1, 2006 for admission and
funding in Fall 2006. The Graduate College offers three types of admission to a
master's program: conditional without funding, regular without funding, and regular
with funding. The type of admission granted is based on a student’s grade point
average, GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international students, three letters of
academic recommendation, application essay and materials, and a background in
communication studies.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact the graduate coordinator at
comsgrad@bgsu.edu with questions on our program or to see if this program meets
your academic needs.

      Conditional Admission is for students who have deficiencies in the listed
      requirements but who have otherwise displayed the ability to complete a
      master's degree. Such students are not eligible for funding and must meet
      certain stipulations. Students with extensive professional experience may be
      given special consideration. To be eligible for conditional admission, an
      applicant must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA overall and an
      undergraduate cumulative GPA in a communication program of 2.50 to 2.99
      each.

      Regular Admission Without Funding. To be eligible for regular admission
      without funding, a master’s applicant must be a graduate of an accredited
      undergraduate college with a 3.0 GPA. GRE scores must indicate potential for
      success in the program. International students must have a TOEFL score of
      550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). TOEFL scores are not required of
      applicants whose first language is English, applicants who have been a U.S.
      citizen, refugee, or permanent resident for at least five years, and applicants
      who hold a four-year bachelor's or a master's degree from a U.S. institution.

      Regular Admission With Funding. Applicants who fulfill the prerequisites
      for regular admission and who receive a funding recommendation from the
      SCS faculty may receive regular admission with an assistantship.

Admission to the Doctoral Program
The Graduate Program accepts applications year round, though funding opportunities
are best when applications are completed by January 1, 2006 for admission and
funding in Fall 2006. The Graduate College offers two types of admission to a
doctoral program: regular without funding and regular with funding. The type of
admission granted is based on a student’s grade point average, GRE scores, TOEFL
scores for international students, three letters of academic recommendation,
application essay and materials, and a background in communication studies.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact the graduate coordinator at
comsgrad@bgsu.edu with questions on our program or to see if this program meets
your academic needs.

      Regular Admission Without Funding. To be eligible for regular admission
      without funding, a doctoral applicant must be a graduate of an accredited
      master's program with a 3.2 GPA. GRE scores must indicate potential for
      success in the program. International students must have a TOEFL score of
      600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based). TOEFL scores are not required of
      applicants whose first language is English, applicants who have been a U.S.
      citizen, refugee, or permanent resident for at least five years, and applicants
      who hold a four-year bachelor's or a master's degree from a U.S. institution. In
      addition, the faculty pay special attention to evidence that indicates that
      candidates can meet the challenge of a rigorous research degree program.

      Regular Admission With Funding. Applicants who fulfill the prerequisites
      for regular admission and who receive a funding recommendation from the
      SCS faculty may receive regular admission with an assistantship.

Graduate Admission Process
All applications for admission and funding are first considered by the Graduate
Program Committee of the School of Communication Studies. This committee
consists of the Graduate Coordinator and four graduate faculty members, one from
each department: Journalism, Interpersonal Communication, and
Telecommunications; there is also one at-large member elected from the faculty as a
whole. The Graduate Program Committee reviews applications and makes
recommendations for admission and funding to the Graduate Faculty. The Graduate
Coordinator then forwards faculty recommendations to the Graduate College.

The Graduate College must approve all funding requests and issues the contracts to
students. An enrolled graduate student is defined as one who is admitted to the
Graduate College, is registered and attending classes, and has either paid the
appropriate fees or had the fees paid by the University or by a grant, contract, or
assistantship.
No student is eligible for an assistantship without regular admission, but students may
be admitted without funding. Part-time and full-time admission are available;
however, part-time students are not eligible for funding. The number of assistantship
awards available and the amount of the program’s assistantship budget vary from year
to year. Funding for the 2006-2007 academic year is likely to be awarded by April
2006. Admission for a spring semester is possible but funding for a student beginning
in the spring semester is usually not available.

Students receiving assistantship or fellowship funding from the School of
Communication Studies who enroll in other academic degree programs at BGSU
without written consent of the Graduate Coordinator and the Graduate Program
Committee may lose their SCS funding. Enrollment in a certificate program requires
written consent of the Graduate Coordinator only. Students admitted to the program
without funding may subsequently apply for funding by completing an application
form. At that time a new “Personal Letter of Application,” an application for funding,
and new letters of recommendation should be submitted.

At the Graduate College, a Student Records Team member prepares a file for each
applicant and sends the file to the Graduate Coordinator. An application for
admission is valid for one year from the first day of classes of the semester requested
for admission. For example: An application is received August 15, 2005 and the
prospective student requests admission for spring semester 2006. The application is
valid from January 9, 2006 to January 9, 2007. A student may defer admission for up
to one year, but a student who defers admission and was offered funding will have to
reapply for funding.

Non-Degree Status /Transient Admission
The BGSU Office of Continuing Education may grant non-degree status for
advanced study that does not constitute admission to a degree program, or Transient
Admission for students enrolled in a graduate program at another accredited
institution. If a non-degree student is later admitted to the Communication Studies
program, s/he may petition the Graduate Program Committee to count up to nine
hours of graduate courses taken on non-degree status toward the degree.

Applications for Admission and Funding (Domestic Students)
To apply for admission and funding, prospective domestic students need to submit
some materials directly to the Graduate College and some materials directly to the
Graduate Coordinator of the School of Communication Studies.

Applicants need to submit the following materials directly to:
       The Graduate College
       120 McFall Center, BGSU
       Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
       Phone: 419.372.2791
       FAX: 419.372.8569

 Graduate College application for admission form (needs to be completed and
  submitted online at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/gradcol/page24959.html.
 Valid GRE scores (GRE scores are valid for five years after the date of testing)
 Two official transcripts issued directly from the institution to BGSU
 Application Fee (can be deferred until notification of admission)

Applicants need to submit the following materials directly to:

       Graduate Coordinator
       School of Communication Studies
       302 West Hall
       Bowling Green State University
       Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233
       Phone: 419.372.8349
       FAX: 419.372.0202

   Three letters of academic recommendation (please have submitted on letterhead)
   Personal Letter of Application (essay)
   Assistantship Application Form
   Any supplemental materials (e.g., publication or convention paper copy, portfolio)

Applications for Admission and Funding (International Students)
To apply for admission and funding, prospective international students need to
submit some materials directly to the Graduate Coordinator of the School of
Communication Studies and some materials directly to BGSU's International
Programs.

Applicants need to submit the following materials directly to:

       The Graduate College
       120 McFall Center
       Bowling Green State University
      Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
      United States of America
      Phone: 001.419.372.2791
      FAX: 001.419.372.8569

 Graduate College application for admission form (needs to be completed and
  submitted online at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/bgsug/.)

Applicants need to submit the following materials directly to:

      Center for International Programs
      Suite 61 McDonald North
      Bowling Green State University
      Bowling Green, OH 43403-0023
      United States of America
      Phone: 001.419.372.2247
      FAX: 001.419.372.2429

 Three letters of academic recommendation (please have submitted on letterhead)
 Valid GRE scores (GRE scores are valid for five years after the date of testing)
 Valid TOEFL scores (TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the date of
  testing)
 Two official transcripts issued directly from the institution to BGSU
 Application Fee (may be deferred until notification of admission acceptance)

The Center for International Programs reviews the admission package and then
forwards it to the Graduate College. The Graduate College reviews the admission
package and forwards it to the Graduate Coordinator of the School of
Communication Studies.

International applicants need to submit the following materials directly to:

      Graduate Coordinator
      School of Communication Studies
      302 West Hall
      Bowling Green State University
      Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233
      United States of America
      Phone: 001.419.372.8349
      FAX: 001.419.372.0202

 Personal Letter of Application (essay)
 Assistantship Application Form
Any supplemental materials (e.g., publication or convention paper copy, portfolio)

								
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