College of Health and Human Services

Admission to the MSOH-IH Program



An applicant may apply and begin studies during fall, spring, or summer semester. Contact 419-383-5356 to determine deadlines for applications for each semester. Only online applications are accepted.

A.    The Requirements for General Admission

1.   Degree: A minimum of an earned bachelor degree from an accredited college or university is required.

2.   Grade-Point Average (GPA): (1) GPA greater than or equal to 3.0/4.0 is required for "regular" status admission; (2) GPA greater than or equal to 2.7/4.0 is required for "provisional" status. After the completion of 12 semester credits of MSOH courses, with no grade lower than B, the status of "provisionally" accepted student will change to "regular" status. 

Students initially admitted into the program with "regular" or "provisional" admission status are required to complete the 40 semester credits curriculum.

Note: Applicants with GPA <2.70 also may be considered for admission in certain cases. They would be required to complete 12 semester credits of specified courses with all grades of no lower than a B before they are considered for acceptance into the Program, pending MSOH Admission Committee approval.

3.   Foundation Courses: The following college-level foundation courses or equivalent are required for admission to the MSOH program:

  • calculus (or combination of other math courses),
  • inorganic chemistry,
  • organic chemistry,
  • physics,
  • biology,
  • English/writing,

Alternatively and/or in addition to, equivalent credentials are considered:  (1) work experience based on applicability and duration; and, (2) applicable certifications such as CIH and CSP.

Note: Applicants lacking one or more of these foundation courses may be considered for "provisional" admission. If provisional admission is granted, courses can be completed as part of the student's plan of study, typically within the first 12 months following matriculation.

4.   Graduate Record Examination (GRE): (1) GRE is not required for any graduates from a U.S. institution if they have GPA equal to or greater than 3.00 (on 4.00 scale); (2) GRE is optional, or may be required by the Admission Committee, for any graduate from a U.S. institution if they have GPA of 2.5 to <3.0 (on 4.00 scale); and, (3) GRE is typically required for applicants who graduated from institutions other than those in the U.S. In some specific circumstances, international students may not be required to take the GRE.
          Verbal and Quantitative Acceptable GRE Scores 
                           (1)   Test taken after August 2011: greater than
                                  or equal to 300                            
                            (2)  Test taken before August 2011: greater than 
                                  or equal to 1000
                                       ii)     Analytical Writing section: greater 
                                               than or equal to 4.0

5.   English Language Proficiency (TOEFL): Applicants who graduated from institutions other than those in the U.S. and whose primary language is not English must complete the TOEFL. 
           Acceptable Scores
                           (1)   Greater than or equal to 550 paper based
                           (2)   Greater than or equal to 213 computer based
                           (3)   Greater than or equal to 79 internet based
Note: Applicants holding advanced professional or graduate degrees from accredited institutions may be exempted from this requirement. International applicants must submit TOEFL scores.

6.   Official Transcripts: Applicants must have official transcripts submitted, from institutions where undergraduate and advanced studies were completed, to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Toledo - Health Science Campus. For international applicants, the official transcript must be translated into English and evaluated on a 4.00 GPA scale.

7.   Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. At least two of three letters must be from those having a graduate degree.

8.   Resume: A copy of recent resume of the applicant must be included in the application package.

9.   Statement of Purpose: An applicant must write and submit a concise Statement of Purpose stating why the applicant wants to pursue the Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) degree - Industrial Hygiene program.The statement is uploaded with other admissions documents.


Last Updated: 4/9/18