Master of Public Health Program

Admission requirements for International Students

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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.

Applicants must apply through SOPHAS ($140 fee), complete a UToledo Student Conduct Form and pay a Graduate Application Fee ($75 fee) to the University of Toledo. All the required documentation must be submitted to SOPHAS. Applicants must select the semester they are applying to and all required documents must be submitted electronically.


MPH majors  

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.
  • Provisional admission may be offered for applicants with 2.7 < GPA < 3.0.
    • Provisionally admitted students can register for 12 credit hours in the program and if no grades lower than a B (3.0) are earned then the student is moved into regular status.
    • NOTE: federal financial aid is not available for provisionally admitted students

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

  • Official transcripts from all institutions where any undergraduate or other courses, including any graduate degrees, must be sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • All transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated onto a 4.0 scale using WES (World Education Services)

Letters of Recommendation

  • At least three letters of recommendation are required, which can be requested within the SOPHAS application.
  • 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) must be submitted. No other English proficiency scores are accepted by the program.
  • 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 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: 8/19/22