Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Admission to the MSOH-IH Program



An applicant may apply and begin studies during fall, spring, or summer semester. Contact 419-530-2743 to determine deadlines for applications for each semester. Only online applications are accepted.


  • 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. 
  • Applicants with GPA <2.70 also may be considered for admission in certain cases. They would be required to complete 12 semester credits of specified courses with all grades of no lower than a B before they are considered for acceptance into the Program, pending MSOH Admission Committee approval.

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).

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: 5/18/21