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For the past several years The University of Toledo has been reviewing its array of academic program offerings to ensure we are providing the degrees that students want and that industries need.  

This prioritization process to reposition our degree program offerings is a strategic way for UToledo to respond to this challenging time in higher education as colleges contend with a declining population of high school graduates entering college, difficulties retaining current students and rising financial costs of operations.  

Through this process that includes modifying programs to better serve students and reducing low-demand degree programs and their associated courses at UToledo, we can apply the time and talents of more of our faculty to develop and deliver new, innovative, and high-demand programs. This effort is aligned with the UToledo Reimagined strategic plan that includes the stated goal to deliver relevant and innovative academic programs. 

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While there may be some immediate cost savings, the goals of this effort are more focused on growth as UToledo’s student enrollment, retention and graduation rates improve as the University becomes more competitive.

The Office of the Provost has worked collaboratively with college deans to review the academic portfolio using criteria that includes student and workforce demand, program viability, accreditation requirements, general education requirements, and the potential to deliver the program as a minor or certificate. The University also looked closely at its areas of strength in STEM-H, which includes science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health sciences, when making decisions on future academic programming. 

Several academic programs will suspend admissions beginning with the 2024-25 academic year and prepare to close. 

Every student enrolled in a program impacted by this prioritization process can complete their degree without disruption. We are committed to the teachout process. However, no new students can enroll in the programs being phased out while current students finish their studies. 

It should be noted that this effort follows a process completed in the 2023-24 academic year when UToledo removed a number of inactive programs from its portfolio. UToledo will continue to evaluate its program offerings and will add or reduce programs as appropriate in the years ahead. 

Programs impacted beginning with the 2024-25 academic year include: 

 Arts and Letters 

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in French and German and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in French, German and Spanish will suspend admissions. UToledo will continue to offer only a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish. Minors in French and German will be available. 
  • A new Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication will combine the disciplines of the previous Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Media Communication and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) will suspend admissions and will merge with the existing Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree program. 
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Urban Studies will suspend admissions and become a concentration within the existing Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Geography and Planning. 


  • Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B.) degrees in Computer Support Specialist, Computer Software Specialist Technology, and Programming and Software Development will suspend admissions.  
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in International Business will suspend admissions. 


  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education degrees in Education and Economics, Education and English, Education and French, Education and German, Education and History, and Education and Spanish will suspend admissions.  
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Health Education will suspend admissions. 
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Art Education will suspend admissions.
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology and Research and Measurement will suspend admissions. 


  • Master of Cyber Security (M.C.S.) will suspend admissions and merge with the existing Master of Science (M.S.) in Cyber Security.  
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Engineering will suspend admissions and will become a concentration within the existing Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering. 

 Health and Human Services 

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science will suspend admissions. This academic program has been replaced with the new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences. 
  • The University will retain the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in Health Care Administration and Respiratory Therapy/Respiratory Care, but will suspend admissions to the separate degree completion programs in those fields.
  • Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Exercise Science also will suspend admissions. 
  • UToledo will move forward with one combined Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program with separate concentrations for Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Promotion & Education, Public Health Epidemiology, and Generalist. UToledo will suspend admissions to the Public Health Policy and Law concentration.
  • The Professional Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) will suspend admissions.  
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and in Health Education will suspend admissions. 


  • Master of Studies in Law (M.L.W.) will suspend admissions. 


  • Master of Science in Biomedical Science (M.S.B.S.) degrees in Biomarkers and Diagnostics and in Population Health will suspend admissions. 

 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 

  • UToledo has both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in multiple programs. The University will retain the B.S. degrees and suspend admissions to the B.A. degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. 
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Mathematics will suspend admissions.  The University will retain the M.S. degree in Mathematics.


  • UToledo has multiple specializations in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and graduate certificate programs. UToledo will suspend admissions to the individual programs specialized in Adult Gerontology Acute Care, Adult Gerontology Primary Care, and Pediatric Primary Care. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, Pharmacy Administration, and Pharmacology and Toxicology will suspend admissions. Those concentrations will move into a new Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) in Drug Design. 


Last Updated: 2/26/24