12 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
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Graduate students in History at Bowling Green State University enjoy numerous program options, academic resources, and financial aid opportunities. 


The Department’s main strengths lie in U.S. history, European history from the medieval period to the present, East Asian history, modern Latin American history, African history, public history, and policy history.

Students in the M.A. History program at Bowling Green State University pursue one of two plans. Plan-I is recommended for students who hope to continue graduate study beyond the master’s degree, requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of course work plus a formal written thesis for which 6 hours of credit are granted. In this plan, students must pass an oral examination on the thesis and the field of history in which the thesis lies. Plan-I permits significant latitude in the selection of a thesis topic.

Programme Structure

  • Students in the History and German program spend their first year in Salzburg, Austria, as regularly enrolled students at the Universität Salzburg. 
  • Students in the History and French program spend their first year either at the Université François-Rabelais, in Tours, France or at the Université Laval in Québec, Canada. Students in the History and Spanish program spend their first year at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain. 
  • The thesis is directed by a member of the History faculty or by a member of the relevant language faculty; the thesis committee includes representatives from both departments.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least three letters of recommendation from professors of history or a related field;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research and writing, such as a copy of a seminar paper or an undergraduate thesis;
  • A statement of purpose describing your area of research interest, your motivations for coming to graduate school, and your aspirations following receipt of the graduate degree.
  • A resume or c.v.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10119 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6124 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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