College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Application Requirements

The following are minimum requirements for initial admission consideration to the respective programs in the College of Graduate Studies on both the Main Campus and Health Science Campus.

In addition to the requirements listed below, please check the program website for any additional requirements.

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required for:
    • All applicants.
  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required for:
    • Education Specialist programs.
    • Doctoral degree programs (unless otherwise indicated by department/program).
  • It is within the discretion of each individual program to require the GRE. Refer to the program website for additional details or contact the College of Graduate Studies.

GRE Requirement (effective December 1, 2019)

  • It is within the discretion of the various departments to require the GRE for all applicants.
  • If your program of study requires the GRE, scores cannot be older than 5 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program.
  • For MD/PhD and MD/MS dual degree applicants, GRE scores are strongly recommended but MCAT scores may be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.

GMAT Requirement

  • The GMAT is only required for applicants with a GPA below 2.7 or applicants seeking Graduate Assistantship opportunities. Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 can be considered for a waiver at the discretion of the Associate Dean.
    • COBI will consider GRE, MCAT, and PCAT in lieu of GRE.
    • JD/MBA students may submit LSAT scores in lieu of the GMAT with program approval.
    • Test scores for GMAT cannot be older than 5 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program.
  • Depending on the program, one to three letters of recommendation are required. Refer to the specific program's admission criteria for the required number of letters of recommendation.
  • An optional online recommendation form is available on our admission forms webpage.
  • The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies. Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial. For application review purposes only, copies of  official transcripts can be considered. Copies must be mailed or hand delivered to the College of Graduate Studies. We do not accept faxed, emailed or uploaded transcripts as part of the online application.
  • COVID-19 Update: The College of Graduate Studies is temporarily accepting copies of official transcripts by email from applicants who attended an international institution only at graduateonlineapplication@utoledo.edu

College of Graduate Studies Address:

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

Transcripts

  • In addition to the official, final transcripts, you must also provide official certified, or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission. For application review purpose only, copies of  official transcripts can be considered. Copies must be mailed or hand delivered to the College of Graduate Studies. We do not accept faxed, emailed or uploaded transcripts as part of the online application. COVID-19 Update: The College of Graduate Studies is temporarily accepting copies of official transcripts by email from applicants who attended an international institution only at graduateonlineapplication@utoledo.edu.
  • If you earned a degree from a U.S. degree granting institution, simply order a transcript to be sent to us directly from the school’s Registrars’ Office.
  • Submitted transcripts become the property of The University of Toledo. We do not make photocopies of official documents.

College of Graduate Studies Address:

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

Translations

  • You must submit clear and legible photocopies of precise word-for-word English translations of all foreign language documents. English translations must be provided by the issuing institution or you may contact a translation service. Please refer to https://www.naces.org/members for a list of acceptable evaluators. All arrangements must be made by you directly with the translation service.

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo Requirement

Review ETS website for details on taking the GRE and/or TOEFL iBT online:
GRE Test Takers
TOEFL Test Takers

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements.

  • TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above, IELTS equal to 6.5 or above, PTE equal to 58 or above, Duolingo equal to 105 or above.
  • Graduated from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or attended at least one year full time at a regionally accredited US institution earning a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Proof of citizenship from one of the following countries:
  • Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  Minimum Test Scores
TOEFL PBT 550
TOEFL IBT 80
IETLS 6.5
PTE 58
Duolingo 105

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.

International Applicants Financial Responsibility

  • All international students must also demonstrate adequate financial resources for their graduate education before they can be admitted. Upon recommendation of admission by the department, the College of Graduate Studies will request you provide the necessary financial support documents. Applicants will be emailed when an admissions decision has been made and a bank statement may be submitted at that time. Bank statements submitted at the time of application will not be accepted.

Still have questions? You can call us at 419.530.4723 or email us at graduateonlineapplication@utoledo.edu.

 

Last Updated: 9/24/20