College of Graduate Studies

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Why UToledo has the graduate program for you

Graduate school is a huge investment – of time, money, energy and so much more. We are confident you will thrive at The University of Toledo.

How can we be so sure? Because thousands of graduate students already have. Our UToledo alumni are making an impact across the world and right here in northwest Ohio.

We know you can, too.


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Graduate degree programs, certificates and endorsements

online graduate degree programs


Many of UToledo’s graduate programs are recognized among the best in the nation in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

  • Medical primary care
  • Part-time MBA
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Master of Nursing
  • Biological sciences
  • Physics
  • Education
  • Part-time law
  • Public health
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

for busy lives

Want to keep working? We offer part-time and full-time degree programs. Take classes on campus or online.

Supportive environment

Our nationally recognized faculty researchers will mentor and guide you.

a community

Get involved in the Graduate Student Association and other student organizations that improve lives on campus and in the local community..

Financial support

Fund your degree with graduate assistantships, fellowships and more. 800+ graduate students receive assistantships.


Toledo is located on the western shore of Lake Erie, within hours of most major cities in the region. The city is large enough to have plenty to do and small enough to make you feel at home.

UToledo’s campus is easily walkable. We have ample parking and affordable off-campus housing in diverse neighborhoods. Toledo offers nearly everything you could need within a 15-minute drive of campus.

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World Renowned Faculty and Research

$65 million+ competitive national research grants awarded to UToledo in 2021

  • Use the world’s fastest computers, best telescopes and most sophisticated scientific instruments.
  • Work with nationally renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities and labs.
  • Collaborate with national laboratories and other universities.

Kaitlen Lang holding a carp on a boat in Lake Erie

Kaitlen Lang, a master’s student in environmental sciences, studied the management of invasive grass carp in Lake Erie. She was chosen for the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and works with the U.S. government on environmental issues.

Joshua Breidenbach sitting in front of a computer and microscope in an office

Medical microbiology doctoral student Joshua Breidenbach received a prestigious F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. His research studies how individuals with asthma are affected by the cyanotoxins in the air during harmful algal blooms.

Bina Joe working in a lab

Bina Joe, Ph.D., professor, chair of UToledo’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, received a $2.64 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to continue her groundbreaking and patented research on hypertension and gut bacteria.

See Yourself At Utoledo

Immigrants played a vital role in building the city of Toledo. And they continue to contribute to the rich culture of the city and the University of Toledo.

UToledo works hard to create an inclusive community for all students, whatever your race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation or disability status

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts – trainings, programs, scholarships, resources and more.

Our Graduate Student Association is an invaluable resource. It’s your voice on campus. You are automatically a member when you admitted to a UToledo graduate program.

  • Meets regularly with Graduate Council (deans and faculty)
  • Social activities
  • Networking and professional development
  • Travel funding to conferences and symposia


Meet Govind Sharma Shyam Sunder

‘21, Ph.D. in Chemistry; Systems Qualification Scientist at Waters Corp., Milford, Mass.

“I came for an open-house meeting at UToledo and met all the professors. I really liked the passion they had toward science and the new approaches. When I was new to The University of Toledo, I was good at theoretical knowledge. Then I got real-world experience. Dr. Kirchhoff was so encouraging and kept motivating me to learn new things.”

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Meet Cynthia Frye

'20, Ph.D. in Special Education Curriculum and Instruction

“Keeping up with my studies and the kids’ schedules, and keeping clean clothes and nutritious food in the fridge was a logistical challenge. ... The flexibility of schedules available for UToledo students is one of the reasons that was possible.”

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Meet Abigail Hernandez

‘22, Ph.D. in Physical Therapy; founding member of Physical Therapy Multicultural Leadership Council

“[At UToledo] I was surrounded by students who also had a passion for helping others through exercise and movement. … Through my academic journey I wondered what can I do to bring change to the field of physical therapy. I found that answer to be bringing Asian-American representation into the field, as well as promoting other races, values and beliefs so that people can be treated by someone who looks like them or understands them.”

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Meet Ashleigh Konopka

‘20, Master’s in Public Health and M.S. in Occupational Health; Epidemiologist at Wood County (OH) Health Department

“[Faculty] made the extra effort to get to know me on a personal level. I wouldn’t have gotten through grad school without them. It wasn’t just the learning in the classroom. I went to office hours, and they checked in to make sure I was doing OK academically and personally.”

Read more about Konopka


Questions About your Application?

Visit Stranahan Hall, Room 1048
Mailing address
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

Questions About Your Degree Progress?

Visit University Hall, Room 3240
Last Updated: 4/10/23