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Popular Culture

Bowling Green State University

12 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Popular Culture at the Bowling Green State University is an interdisciplinary program designed for students with unique academic interests who are attracted to the idea of studying with faculty from diverse fields such as anthropology, folklore, Asian studies, women’s studies, American studies, ethnic studies, media studies, and ethnomusicology. 


Students choose their own academic focus within the study of popular culture.

The MA in Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University is widely recognized nationally and internationally, and has attracted students from all over the US and various other countries for the past four decades. 

Our students benefit from smaller class sizes and individual attention from staff and faculty, allowing for the development of close student-faculty relationships. The individualized nature of the program is emphasized as students work with a graduate advisor to identify academic and research interest areas and to produce a master's theses and alternative projects that can cover a wide range of topics and subject areas.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Popular Culture are expected to be able to:

  • Interpret and critically evaluate specific case studies in diverse cultural and historical contexts using fundamental concepts, major debates, and methods of analysis of the global phenomenon of popular culture with theories of race, class, sexuality, gender, and disability.
  • Produce a research project of publishable quality with a rigorous argument and strong theoretical basis that demonstrates engagement with contemporary scholarly discourse.
  • Develop and communicate (verbally and in writing) clear, persuasive, and sophisticated interpretations of popular culture materials and practices.
  • Evaluate how popular culture shapes and reflects personal and social experiences, diversity in a multicultural society, and American culture’s relationship to global cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Popular Culture Theory and Methodology 
  • Folklore and Folklife
  • International Popular Culture 
  • Plan I Thesis Research
  • Plan II Non-Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

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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