Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Admission For International Students



An applicant may apply and begin studies during fall, spring, or summer semester. Contact 419-383-5356 to determine deadlines for applications for each semester. Only online applications are accepted.

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: See number 12 below.   


  • 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)

  • Not required for MSOH and Graduate Certificate applicants graduating from an accredited US institution.
  • REQUIRED for all international MSOH applicants.
  • Test results must be sent to the University of Toledo, College of Graduate Studies (Institution Code #1845).

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.

GRE and TOEFL/IELTS results should be sent to:
University of Toledo           
College of Graduate Studies 
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

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 before the application is submitted.


  • A current resume can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted. 

Personal Statement

  • A personal statement indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the MSOH program or a Graduate Certificate can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted. 


Last Updated: 2/19/20