Except for the biomedical engineering program, application for admission should be made to one of the engineering departments for study in specific focus areas. Applications to the biomedical engineering program should be made to this specific program. Application materials should be submitted directly to the College of Graduate Studies.
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, which are listed in their departmental descriptions. 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 option of the department. All students from non-English speaking countries must submit scores for the TOEFL; some departments will require completion of the GRE, as well. Application procedures and general requirements for admission to doctoral programs are described elsewhere in this catalog. The completed College of Graduate Studies application and all required accompanying materials should be submitted directly to the College of Graduate Studies.
The graduate program director of the department that houses the student’s proposed area of study will make the admission decision, subject to departmental policies and review by the College of Graduate Studies. Therefore, the applicant should clearly indicate an area of intended concentration and/or the department 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, and, for international students, the scores on required standardized tests.
Most successful applicants for the Ph.D. 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 M.S. in Engineering
The College of Engineering encourages students who wish to continue their education and earn graduate degrees in engineering to take the M.S. in engineering early admission option. By entering the M.S. program prior to completing their B.S. degree requirements, talented students may begin working on their graduate research while completing B.S. degree requirements. They may apply certain graduate courses toward selected B.S. course requirements (subject to departmental restrictions).
Students enrolled in a B.S. degree program in engineering at The University of Toledo who are within 18 hours of graduation, have a minimum 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA, and have completed their minimum co-op work requirements may be accepted for early admission into an M.S. engineering degree program. Applications will be accepted no earlier than one year (33 semester credit hours) prior to the expected completion of the B.S. program. An expedited application package contains:
- a completed regular application for graduate admission (special student application is not accepted);
- three letters of recommendation; and
- a biographical sketch (one page).
Students accepted through this process will be granted provisional admission to allow them to enroll in graduate level courses and will be admitted to the M.S. program in the College of Engineering upon completion of their B.S. degrees.
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 nine credit hours of graduate course work that will be applied in lieu of 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 and the department.