Master of Arts in European Studies

Edgar Landgraf's picture
March 1, 2021
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, French History / Studies, German History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Political History / Studies

Master of Arts in European Studies 

The MA in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop an expertise in Europe as a whole, together with a specialization in a given region. It includes a study abroad experience and internship opportunities. The MA in European Studies will help prepare you for international careers in business, government, journalism, education, research, or the non-profit sector (e.g. NGOs). The program helps meet a high demand for candidates prepared to work for international companies and organizations with specific interests in Europe.

BGSU’s MA in European Studies complements learning about Europe and one of its regions (and languages) with opportunities for experiential learning and skill acquisition through internships and study abroad. The practical component not only enhances your learning experience, it also helps graduate students to find jobs in a wide variety of professions that require international and intercultural expertise. 

Furthermore, students are able to carry out individualized research and are encouraged to examine different aspects of Europe by making use of a wide array of interdisciplinary approaches through history, politics, culture and/or the arts. Graduates of the MA in European Studies will be able to enhance their prior expertise in business or other fields through this international  and interdisciplinary perspective.


 Program strength and uniqueness

• Interdisciplinary program inviting individualized research. 

• Study abroad component.

• Internship opportunities abroad or with international companies 

in the area. 

• Advanced studies of Europe as a whole and one of its regions. 

• Development of advanced intercultural and international competence. 

• Experiential learning preparing students for a globalized job market.


Admission Requirements

To gain regular status admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with below a 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission status. Applicants are required to submit 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 and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. Applicants are also required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for full-time students through graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships on a competitive basis. The amount of funding is primarily based upon the strength of the applicant’s undergraduate academic credentials. For more information, please contact the graduate coordinator. 


You will find more info about our program here


How to Apply

Visit the BGSU Graduate College website 


Application deadline (w/ funding), Fall term: March 1, 2021

Application deadline (w/o funding), Fall term: July 15, 2021

Contact Info: 

Edgar Landgraf, Ph.D.

Director of European Studies MA Program

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