College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is leader at UToledo in cutting-edge research that garners national attention and funding.

Our outstanding faculty are internationally known experts in their fields. They will mentor and support you throughout your graduate experience.

Why UToledo?

  • Nationally recognized astronomy and astrophysics program
  • An ideal natural laboratory, with our location near a Great Lake and lots of natural diversity
  • State-of-the-art research facilities that rival those at larger universities
  • Faculty who have won outstanding research awards and edit prestigious journals
  • Tuition waivers and competitive assistantships and stipends
  • Diversity in STEM efforts
  • Opportunities to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts in highly respected journals

Graduate programs

Areas of Research Excellence

The University of Toledo has identified three Areas of Research Excellence. All three areas involve research by faculty in our college.

  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Solar energy, water quality and sustainable technologies
  • Cell architecture and dynamics

Faculty and Research Interests by Department

Biological Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Environmental Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy

NSM Research Centers and Facilities



The University of Toledo is located in Toledo, Ohio, on the western shore of Lake Erie. Nicknamed "The Glass City," Toledo has the cultural amenities of a big city and the close-knit feel of a small town. We're also located within hours of most major cities in the region.


Toledo offers nearly everything you could need within a 15-minute drive of campus with vibrant cultural opportunities, an outstanding park system, world-class zoo and art museum, and semi-professional hockey and baseball teams. Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team, was even named the best minor league stadium by Newsweek.


Enjoy our affordable cost of living, short commutes, and diverse neighborhoods. UToledo’s campus is on the edge of Old Orchard and Ottawa Hills, two historic residential neighborhoods. Campus is easily walkable, and ample parking is available at the College of Law. We're also minutes away from downtown Toledo law firms, courts and government offices, as well as loft living in the Warehouse District.

Admission Information

Apply through the College of Graduate Studies to our graduate degree programs. Be sure to check:

  • Admission requirements on the College of Graduate Studies website
  • Admission requirements for the program in which you're interested. They can be found on the department webpages.

If you're an international student, explore UToledo's admission resources.

Graduate application checklist


Contact the graduate program director for the program in which you're interested.

Biological Sciences

Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Steven Sucheck

Environmental Sciences

Dr. Scott Heckathorn

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Geoffrey Martin

Physics and Astronomy

Professor Nikolas Podraza

Last Updated: 7/15/24