Department of Physics and Astronomy


Objectives (M.S. Physics - Photovoltaics Concentration)

a)   Prepare master’s students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of PV science and technology.
b)   Complement the science education through management course work directly relevant to business aspects of manufacturing.
c)   Expose students to a range of research activities on the UToledo campus in laboratories of world-expert faculty in PV.
d)   Place the students as interns in PV manufacturing facilities for six months to enhance their practical training and employability.

The PSM-PV is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, an Engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical) or a closely-related field.

Specific program requirements can be found in the UToledo Course Catalog.

Application Information for the PSM-PV program:

  • Degree: Must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA: Must have at least a 2.70 (cumulative) undergraduate grade point average
  • Application: UToledo application required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Transcripts: Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3

Access the Graduate Academic Catalog for detailed admission requirements pertaining to your program of interest.

Deadline: Completed applications for Fall admission for the next school year to the PSM-PV program should be submitted to the Graduate School by the preceding January 5 date to be considered in the first round. 

International students: TOEFL iBT ≥80 (iBT strongly preferred), with a minimum Speaking score of 22.
Note: Test scores for TOEFL 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.

Tuition and Funding: See the Financial Assistance page.

Apply for Admission: Go to the College of Graduate Studies and choose “How To Apply”.

Inquiries: Prof. Michael Heben,

Last Updated: 8/9/23