COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Graduate Application Process


You must complete the following actions to be considered for admission:

  1. Complete the online application and pay the non-refundable $40 application fee ($50 for doctoral programs).
  2. Upload copies of transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Copies are required from all colleges and/or universities you have attended, regardless of grade point average or number of hours completed.

  3. Submit any additional information that may be required by your specific program.

  4. Complete an official Recommendation Form to receive a link that you can send to your recommenders to submit their statements. Recommendations will only be considered official when received from this link. Recommenders must fill out a separate form and write a short letter as to why you should be accepted.

  5. Submit your application electronically or mail paper documents in one packet to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Bowie State University
    14000 Jericho Park Road
    Bowie, MD 20715

NOTE: Do not mail copies of documents if you have successfully submitted your application online. Faxes of transcripts and test scores will not be accepted.