Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Admission For International Students

Applicants must apply through SOPHAS and submit a Supplemental Application to the University of Toledo. All required documentation must be submitted electronically to SOPHAS and applicants must select the semester they are applying to in both applications. 

Apply using the following links. Both applications are required for admission:


For the UT supplemental application, make sure you select "MSOH SUPPLEMENTAL APP" for the application type. 

An applicant may apply and begin studies during fall, spring, or summer semester. 

Applications for admission are processed until the beginning of August for fall and the beginning of January for spring. However, if you want to be considered for a NIOSH TPG scholarship it is recommended to apply as early as possible.


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.   

Financial Requirements:   


  • An earned bachelor degree from a US accredited college or university

Grade-Point Average (GPA)

  • Regular Admission: GPA ≥ 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) required
  • Provisional Admission: ≥ 2.7 GPA < 3.0
  • Provisionally admitted must take 4 courses (12 semester credit hours) and earn no grade lower than a B (3.0)
  • Provisionally admitted students request a change of status to Regular admission by contacting the MSOH Program Director at the University of Toledo.   
     NOTE: Federal financial aid is not available for provisionally admitted students or graduate certificate students. 

Foundation Courses

  • The following college-level foundation courses or equivalent are required for admission to the MSOH program: Biological science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.), general and organic chemistry, physics, college-level math, social sciences.
  • Equivalent credentials may be considered: (1) work experience based on applicability and duration; and, (2) applicable certifications such as CIH and CSP.
  • Applicants lacking one or more of these foundation courses may be considered for "regular admission with conditions" or provisional admission by the program. If admission is granted, courses can be completed as part of the student's plan of study, typically within the first 12 credit hours following matriculation.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • The GRE is no longer required.

English Proficiency     
            a. Requirements Applicants must meet at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:            
                i.    TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above OR IELTS equal to 6.5 or above            
               ii.    Graduated from a secondary school or a regionally accredited institution in the United States                                                     
               iii.    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

Please note - Test scores for TOEFL/IELTS 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.

Official Transcripts

  • MSOH and Graduate Certificate applicants must submit official transcripts from all institutions where any undergraduate or other courses, including any graduate degrees, were taken.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Three letters of recommendation are required - two of these three letters MUST be from someone having a graduate degree OR one of the two may be from someone with CIH certification. The credentials of the writer must be included in the recommendation letter. 
  • Two letters required for Graduate Certificate
  • Letters of recommendation can be requested and submitted online to SOPHAS.


  • A current resume can be uploaded online to SOPHAS.

Personal Statement

  • A personal statement indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the MSOH program or a Graduate Certificate can be uploaded online to SOPHAS.


Last Updated: 6/28/22