new logo     HOW TO: Admission to the MPH Degree and the Graduate Certificate Programs

All applications are reviewed by the NOCPH Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee is comprised of four faculty members, two from BGSU and two from UT. The Co-Directors are ex-officio members of the admissions committee and one Co-Director must sign the admission summary page for each applicant.

To complete the application for the MPH degree go to https://apply.utoledo.edu

The link is to the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies website. All applications are to be submitted electronically through the provided link. For questions about completing this process, or problems with the online application interface, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419-383-4186.   

Click on the following for additional information:  

Dual majors             
Dual degrees               
The admission process     

ATTENTION UTMC Medical Fellows and Residents:  See bottom of page for special admission to the MPH and Graduate Certificate Programs!           


Admission Dates
The MPH program accepts students for Fall and Spring semesters. Admissions are no longer accepted for the Summer semester. The College of Graduate Studies and the NOCPH Admissions Committee must have enough time to process and review applications prior to the start of the semester. You are encouraged to apply at any time. If you are unsure that your application can be processed in time for the start of a semester, email publichealth@utoledo.edu or call 419-383-5356.

International students must allow additional time for the visa appointment. In addition, international students must arrive approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) will provide information about visas and arrivals on campus.

Requirements for MPH and Graduate Certificate Admission
These requirements apply to all applicants (MPH and Graduate Certificate, except where noted) except those who are current medical residents and fellows in medical specialties. Medical residents and fellows: see criteria at the bottom of this page.

Apply here: https://apply.utoledo.edu

Requirements
1.  Degree: An earned bachelor degree from an accredited college or university

2.  Grade-Point Average (GPA)
     a. Regular Admission: GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) required for MPH and Graduate Certificate
     b. Provisional Admission: greater than or equal to 2.7 GPA but less than 3.0 required for MPH and for Graduate Certificate.
         i. Provisionally admitted MPH students need to take 4 courses (12 semester credit hours) and earn no grade lower than a B       (3.0).                     
        ii. Provisionally admitted students request a change of status to Regular admission by contacting the MPH Program Co-Director at the University of Toledo.   
       iii.  NOTE: Federal financial aid is not available for provisionally admitted students or graduate certificate students. 
     
3. Foundation Courses for MPH and Certificate Students
    a.  All Students:  College-level mathematics and social sciences 
    b.  MPH- Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Science (ENVH) majors: Biological science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) and organic/inorganic chemistry.
    c.  MPH- Public Health Epidemiology (PHEP) and Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology (EPID) or Epidemiology and Biostatistics (BIEP):  Biological sciences (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.  

4.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
     a.  Not required for MPH and Graduate Certificate applicants graduating from an accredited US institution with a GPA greater than   or equal 3.0.
     b.  REQUIRED for all MPH and Graduate Certificate applicants graduating from a non-US institution and all applicants with GPAs less than 2.7.
     c. Test results must be sent to the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies (Institution Code #1845).
     d.  Acceptable Scores
          i.  Verbal and Quantitative sections:
              a.  Test taken after August 2011: greater than or equal to 300 
              b.  Test taken before August 2011: greater than or equal to 100
              c.  Analytical Writing section: greater than or equal to 4.0

5.  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). IELTS is not accepted.
 a.  REQUIRED for all MPH and Graduate Certificate applicants graduating from institutions other than those in the US, Great Britain and Canada (except for applicants that hold a ECFMG certificate).
      b.  Test results should be sent to the University of Toledo, College of Graduate Studies (Institution Code #1845).
      c.  Acceptable Scores
           i.  greater than or equal to 550 paper based
          ii.  greater than or equal to 213 computer based 
         iii.  greater than or equal to 79 internet based

6.  Official Transcripts
     
a.  MPH and Graduate Certificate applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL institutions where any undergraduate or other courses, including any graduate degrees, were taken.
      b.  MPH and Graduate Certificate international applicants MUST have their transcripts translated into English and evaluated to a GPA on a 4.0 scale. Evaluated transcripts are accepted from companies that is are members of NACES, including but not limited to WES, ECE, and Spantran.
      c.  Transcripts must be sent to: 
           College of Graduate Studies 
           University of Toledo – Health Science Campus 
           3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042 
           Toledo, OH 43614      

7.  Letters of Recommendation
     
a.  Three letters of recommendation are required for MPH
               i.  For MPH, two of these three letters MUST be from someone having a graduate degree and the credentials of the writer must be included in the recommendation letter. 
      b.  Two letters required for Graduate Certificate
      c.  Letters of recommendation can be requested and submitted online before the application is submitted.
      d.  Paper letters of recommendation must be sent to:
              College of Graduate Studies 
              University of Toledo – Health Science Campus 
              3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042 
              Toledo, OH 43614

8.  Resume
     
a.  A current resume can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted. 
     b.  Paper resumes must be sent to: 
          College of Graduate Studies 
          University of Toledo – Health Science Campus 
          3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042 
          Toledo, OH 43614     

9.  Personal Statement
   
 a.  A personal statement indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the Master of Public Health degree program or a Graduate Certificate can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted. 
     b.  Paper personal statements need to be sent to:
              College of Graduate Studies 
              University of Toledo – Health Science Campus 
              3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042 
              Toledo, OH 43614          

10.  Application fees for MPH and Graduate Certificates
        a.  Domestic applicants: $45; International applicants : $75


11.  Apply here:
https://apply.utoledo.edu


12.  All applications are to be submitted electronically through the provided link. For questions about completing this process, or problems with the online application interface, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419-383-4186. Click on the following for more information:

The admission process 

Dual majors 

Dual degrees 


Requirements for Admission for UTMC Medical Residents and Fellows in Medical Specialties

Medical residents and fellows in medical specialties must follow the same application process as described above for the degree, GPA, foundation courses, GRE, TOEFL, resume, personal statement, and application deadlines. Current UTMC medical residents and fellows who attended medical school at a non-US institution do not have to take a GRE or TOEFL as it is assumed that the applicant as an ECFMG certificate. The requirements for transcripts and letters of recommendation differ for current medical residents and fellows as follows:

1.  Contract as Substitute for Official Transcript
     a.  Medical residents and fellows must supply a residency or fellowship contract
     b.  Other transcripts are not required since medical residents and fellows undergo credentialing to ensure they are qualified to serve as medical residents and fellows. 

2.  Letter of Recommendation
     a.  Medical residents and fellows must supply one letter from their department chair stating that the chair supports their pursuit of the MPH.