College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Application Requirements

Graduate students need to meet two sets of requirements:
  • Minimum admission requirements for the College of Graduate Studies — See below.
  • Program-specific admission requirements  — See the UToledo graduate catalog.

The graduate application fee is $45 for domestic students and $75 for international students.

  • To pursue a master’s degree or certificate, applicants will need to:
    • Hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Have at least a 2.70 undergraduate grade point average (Please check program admission requirements for specific program GPA requirements.)
    • Submit program-specific requirements
  • To pursue a Doctoral or Education Specialist degree, applicants will need to:
    • Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Submit program-specific requirements
  • Check with your program contact or department for additional admission requirements. Program-specific requirements may include:
    • Current resume or CV
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Licensure (i.e., teacher, nurse, etc.)
    • Test scores

Beginning with the fall 2023 application cycle, the College of Graduate Studies will be eliminating the GRE/GMAT requirement for all graduate programs.

A limited number of programs may continue to require the GRE/GMAT for admissions. See individual college and program pages for specific admission requirements.

Even though it may not be required, applicants may submit GRE scores in their applications.

If test scores are required:

Depending on the program, one to three letters of recommendation are required. Refer to your program's admission criteria for the required number.

We prefer electronic submission of recommendation letters. Let your recommenders know that you will be forwarding their email addresses to UToledo. You will then submit their names, titles and email addresses on your UToledo or CAS application. We will send them the recommendation form with directions for submission.

You also may ask your recommenders to write recommendation letters and email them to You may upload their letters into your application as well.


  • The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended. Order transcripts (electronic or hard copy) to be sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies (or if applying through CAS, directly to CAS). Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial.
  • The College of Graduate Studies is temporarily accepting copies of official transcripts by email from applicants who attended an international institution only at

College of Graduate Studies Address:

College of Graduate Studies
The University of Toledo
Mail Stop 933
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606


  • You need to provide transcripts, as well as official certified or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates.
  • The College of Graduate Studies is accepting emailed copies of unofficial transcripts from international institutions. Applicants may upload unofficial copies of their transcripts to the University of Toledo application or email transcripts to Official transcripts are required once you are admitted and must be submitted before classes start.
  • If you earned a degree from a U.S. degree-granting institution, simply order a transcript online to be sent to us directly from the school’s Registrars’ Office.

College of Graduate Studies Address:

College of Graduate Studies
The University of Toledo
Mail Stop 933
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606


UToledo does not provide translation services. You need to provide clear and legible photocopies of word-for-word English translations of all foreign language documents. Approved transcript translation services can be found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. You also may use World Educational Services and order a course-by-course evaluation to be sent directly to The University of Toledo Graduate Studies office.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

You will need minimum English Proficiency Scores. Check with your program contact to see if your program requires English proficiency scores that may be higher.

  • TOEFL PBT 550 - Submit through ETS using institution code 1845.
  • TOEFL iBT 80 - Submit through ETS using institution code 1845.
  • IELTS 6.5 - Upload PDF to application.
  • PTE 58 - Submit through Pearson PTE
  • Duolingo 105 - Submit through Duolingo

Please note - Test scores for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo cannot be older than 2 years from the first day of the term the student begins their program. In the event test scores are considered invalid and cancelled by ETS, The University of Toledo reserves the right to require submission of new test scores. Please contact the College of Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding this.

Additional Documents

  • Passport
  • Proof of financial resources

Still have questions? You can call us at 419.530.4723 or email us at


Have Questions?

Visit University Hall, Room 3240
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mailing address
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

Graduate Success Center

The Graduate Success Center is here to support you as you pursue your graduate degree. Your success is our success!

  • Professional and peer success coaches
  • Connections to campus resources
  • Navigation of academic processes
  • Social and professional programming

Graduate Success Center

Last Updated: 8/4/22