Master of Public Health Program

Admission requirements for International Students

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Applicants must apply through the Slate UToledo Application system.

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Admissions for International Students

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program accepts students for Fall and Spring semesters. Applications are processed until the beginning of August each year for fall admission and until the beginning of January each year for spring admission. However, it is highly recommended to apply to the program as early as possible to ensure processing in time for the start of the semester.

International Applicants must apply throughthe UToledo Slate program and pay a Graduate Application Fee of $75. All required documents must be submitted electronically.


MPH Concentrations

100% Online Program

Hybrid Programs (Courses offered in-person and online)




  • An earned bachelor’s degree. 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Regular admission: GPA ≥ 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) required.
  • International students cannot be admitted provisionally.

Foundation Courses (required undergraduate courses)

  • All majors
    • College-level math and social sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Biological science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.), general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics
  • Public Health Epidemiology
    • Biological science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.)

The following materials must be submitted by all applicants:

Official Transcripts

  • All international students must request that their transcripts be evaluated from a NACES member agency and have them emailed to the grad school at We do not accept transcripts emailed directly from the applicant.
  • We can only accept evaluated transcripts from NACES members (EX:  WES).
  • All transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated onto a 4.0 scale.  
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where any undergraduate or other courses, including any graduate degrees, must be uploaded into SLATE.

Letters of Recommendation

  • At least three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Two of these three letters must be from someone having a graduate degree. The credentials of the writer must be included in the recommendation letter.


  • A current resume must be uploaded

Statement of Purpose

  • A Statement of Purpose indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the MPH program must be uploaded.
  • Applicants can also use this statement to explain any discrepancies in their academic record.

English Language Proficiency

  • An English proficiency score from either TOEFL (80 or higher) or IELTS (6.5 or higher) or DUOLINGO (105 or higher) must be submitted. No other English proficiency scores are accepted by the program. 
    • NOTE:  Scores will not be accepted if they are more than two years old.
  • English test exemptions are available for the countries in the following list:
    • 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.
  • Foreign medical school graduates who have the ECFMG certificate can waive the TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO requirement.

Please Note: It is important that you use the same name and spelling in all forms, documents, and correspondences, because all materials for applicants are filed alphabetically under the family name (surname) as indicated by the applicant on the application form. The name on the documents must be the same as your name as it appears in your passport. Any changes or variation in names on an academic record need to be carefully explained by a cover letter and accompanied by a copy of the identification page of your passport.      

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Last Updated: 7/15/24