Admission

Application materials should be submitted directly to the College of Graduate Studies. Applications to the biomedical engineering program should be made to this specific program. All other applications for admission should be made to one of the engineering departments for study in specific focus areas.

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 discretion 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. Specific requirements for admission to programs are described under degree programs 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 program admission committee will make the admission decision, subject to departmental 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; and 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 an engineering M.S. program

The College of Engineering encourages 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.

Students enrolled in a B.S. degree program in engineering at The University of Toledo who have completed 2 of the 3 mandatory co-op rotations and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher are eligible to apply for early admission to an M.S. program. 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.

An expedited M.S. application package includes:

  1. a completed application for graduate admission to the M.S. program of interest;
  2. two or three letters of recommendation, depending on program; and
  3. a biographical sketch (one page).

Programs that require the GRE exam may make early admission decisions in advance of receiving the test score.

Students accepted through the early admission process will be granted provisional admission to enroll in graduate level courses. Students will be admitted to the M.S. program in the College of Engineering upon completion of the 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 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.