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, industrial, and mechanical engineering. In addition, the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences jointly offer a doctoral program in biomedical engineering. General requirements for the engineering graduate programs are identified below. Interested students should also consult program-specific and College of Graduate Studies admission requirements provided in the catalog.

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 3.0/4.0 in previous undergraduate course work and at least 3.3/4.0 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.

Application requirements vary by program and can be found under the program's admission tab in the catalog. Generally, a complete application for admission includes the following items:

  • Application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies
  • Statement of purpose in the application that indicates the areas of engineering in which the applicant is interested
  • Two or three letters of recommendation, depending on program
  • Official transcripts of all previous college-level work
  • Scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), if required by program
  • 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). Refer to College of Graduate Studies graduate admissions for testing exceptions.
  • Professional resume (online programs)
  • Payment of the application fee

All application materials should be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. Admission of qualified applicants to any graduate program is contingent on availability of openings for incoming students. To receive full consideration for financial support, the application should be received in advance of department deadlines listed on the program's admission tab in the catalog. Most full-time students are admitted for the fall semester of the academic year due to the sequential nature of courses. Applications are considered as they are received; please be advised that only complete application files will be reviewed for admissions.

International students admitted to a graduate program must request an I-20 and may be required to provide documentation of financial responsibility.