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Bowling Green State University

Master
12 months
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18678 USD/year
18678 USD/year
10688 USD/year
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About

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. 

Overview

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

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

  • International

    18678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9339 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9339 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5344 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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