College Policies (Graduate Handbook)

The College of Engineering offers graduate programs in bioengineering, cyber security, chemical, civil and environmental, computer science and engineering, electrical, energy, general, and industrial and mechanical engineering. In addition, the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences jointly offers a doctoral program in biomedical engineering. Requirements for the engineering graduate programs are identified below. In addition, students should be familiar with the general College of Graduate Studies requirements.

Entrance Requirements

The graduate programs are open to all qualified individuals with a bachelor of science (B.S.)/master of science (M.S.) in engineering. Applicants should have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in previous undergraduate work and at least 3.3 in previous graduate work. Students with a degree in a related field may be eligible for admission, provided they meet the minimum background requirement, that includes two years of calculus through differential equations and one year of engineering physics. In some cases, other prerequisite courses may be required. Course credits for meeting undergraduate prerequisites are not applied toward the graduate degree. Check individual programs for specific admissions requirements.

A complete application for admission includes the following items:

  1. application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies;
  2. statement of purpose in the application that indicates the areas of engineering in which the applicant is interested;
  3. payment of the application fee;
  4. application for graduate assistantship to the College of Graduate Studies; (optional)
  5. two or three letters of recommendation, depending on program;
  6. official transcripts of all previous college-level work;
  7. scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), if required;
  8. financial statement (for international students);
  9. English language proficiency scores for students from non-English speaking countries. UToledo accepts scores from the TOEFL IBT (80 or above); TOEFL PBT (550 or above); IELTS (6.5 or above); PTE (58 or above); and Duolingo (105 or above);
  10. professional resume (online programs only).

The above documentation should be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. Admission to any graduate program is contingent on the availability of openings for incoming students. To receive full consideration for financial support starting from the fall semester, the application should be received in advance of department deadlines. Applications are considered as they are received. Because of the sequential nature of courses, most full-time students are admitted for the fall semester of the academic year; see department deadlines for more information. Please be advised that only complete application files will be reviewed for admissions.