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Bowling Green St. University — Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Degrees Awarded:
International Education (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 15 for Fall semester admissions and full consideration for funding

Admissions Cycle:

Notification of admission and graduate assistantships sent out by end of March.


Program Start:
Fall semester (mid-August)
Program Founded:
April, 2008


Full and partial tuition scholarships available with 10 to 20 hour graduate assistantships.


The purpose of the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE) degree is to prepare professional educators to be effective leaders in the internationalization of schools and communities and to be positive facilitators of cross-cultural understanding. The focus of this degree program is to prepare a global educator who is able to: serve as a leader in internationalizing curriculum, foster international educational partnerships, and infuse education policy and practices with cross-cultural awareness. The program connects issues of cultural and international understanding with educational theory and practice through a unique combination of courses from several disciplines on the BGSU campus. Students gain the academic basis for their program from select courses in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Arts and Sciences. The students then apply this academic foundation to a practical cross-cultural internship experience, followed by master’s thesis or comprehensive exams. Certificates in TESOL, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies and Global Public Health are available with additional coursework.


Applicants must complete a two-part application by February 15:



Fellows seeking admission to the MACIE program must complete all BGSU Graduate College admission requirements:

(1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;

(2) an online application for admission to the Graduate College submitted along with non-refundable application fee;

(3) two official transcripts from all institutions attended (Request for Transcripts form); and

(4) GRE general test official scores.


Send these materials directly to:

BGSU Graduate College 120 McFall Center Bowling Green, OH 43403-0180 USA.



In addition to BGSU requirements, please submit the following to the MACIE Coordinator at macie@bgsu.edu or by mail (address below):

(1) A three-part essay of no more than 1000 words addressing the following.

o    The reason you want to join MACIE;

o    Your background experiences that have helped prepare you for the program; and

o    Your career goals and aspirations upon completion of the degree program.

(2) Three letters of references to MACIE, including a reference form found here.


(3) A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Send all MACIE materials (essay, letters of reference, and resume) either by email to macie@bgsu.edu, or by mail to:

MACIE Program Coordinator

Education 550 BGSU

Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Christopher Frey

School of Leadership and Policy Studies
550 Education Bldg
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
(419) 372-9549

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