Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Admission Requirements - US Applicants

Applicants must apply through the Slate UToledo Application system. We are no longer using SOPHAS for applications.

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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.



  • 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 students can register for 12 credit hours in the program and if no grades lower than a B (3.0) are earned, the student is moved into regular status. 
    • NOTE:  Federal financial aid is not available for provisionally admitted 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 for all applicants.

The following materials must be submitted by all applicants into SOPHAS:

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

  • At least three letters of recommendation are required, which can be requested within the SOPHAS application.
  • Two on 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.


  • A current resume must be uploaded.

Personal Statement

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

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Last Updated: 8/8/23