Applications for admission and all supporting materials should be submitted directly to the College of Graduate Studies. Applications to the doctoral program in biomedical engineering should be made to this specific program. All other doctoral applications should be made to the Ph.D. in Engineering with a program-specific concentration. Students applying to the M.S. in computer science and engineering and the two online M.S. programs should select the M.S. in Engineering and the program-specific concentration.
To be admitted to a graduate program in the College of Engineering, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field. Admission is made on an individual basis, taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, the intended area of study and professional experience. Individual departments may have additional requirements. Generally, a GPA of at least 3.0 is required for admission. Applicants having a GPA of less than 3.0 who demonstrate potential for graduate study may be admitted to the master’s program on a provisional or other basis at the discretion of the department. All students from non-English speaking countries must provide documentation of English language proficiency; most programs require completion of the GRE. Specific admission requirements are described under the degree program's admissions tab in this catalog.
The program admission committee will make the admission decision subject to department and college policies and review by the College of Graduate Studies. The applicant should clearly indicate an area of intended concentration and/or the department and program of intended study. The criteria for admission include the baccalaureate and previous graduate record (grades and curricular content); the student’s potential for success as indicated by professional references and relevant post-baccalaureate experience; the scores on required standardized tests; and the availability of openings within a program or research laboratory.
Most successful applicants for a doctoral program will have completed a master’s degree in the intended area of study or a closely related field. For an applicant who has an outstanding undergraduate record and no master’s degree, direct admission to the doctoral program is available. Applicants seeking direct admission must satisfy all prerequisites for graduate study in the intended field of study and must have achieved an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
Early Admission to an engineering M.S. program
The College of Engineering encourages current UToledo students who wish to continue their education and earn graduate degrees in engineering to apply for early admission to one of the College of Engineering's M.S. programs. By entering the M.S. program prior to completing the B.S. degree requirements, talented students may begin working on their graduate coursework and research while completing B.S. degree requirements. Students may apply up to 9 cr hr of graduate coursework toward B.S. and M.S. coursework requirements, subject to program approvals.
The B.S/M.S program is open to all students in the College of Engineering that have completed at least 2 of the 3 mandatory co-op rotations (engineering science programs only) and have a higher education GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applicants should refer to program application deadlines, and should apply for M.S. admission for the term they plan to register for their first graduate level course. Students are expected to consult with the B.S. and M.S. program directors prior to applying.
Programs that require the GRE exam may review application materials and make early admission decisions in advance of receiving the test score.
Students accepted through the early admission process will be granted admission to enroll in graduate level courses. A student must file an M.S. plan of study immediately after being granted early admission to the M.S. program. The plan must specify up to 9 cr hr of graduate course work that will be applied toward specific B.S. degree requirements. The student must meet all the requirements of the M.S. program as specified by the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering, and the degree program.