Master of Public Health Admission Requirements and Application Instructions

 

To complete the application for the MPH degree go to http://apply.utoledo.edu/. The link will take you to the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies website. All applications are to be submitted electronically through the provided link. If you have questions about completing this process, or problems with the online application interface, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419-383-4186.

 

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

            These criteria apply to all applicants except those who are current medical residents at the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC).

 

1.    Degree:

a.    An earned bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.

2.    Grade-Point Average:

a.    Regular Admission: GPA > 3.0 (on 4.0 scale).

b.    Provisional Admission: 2.7 < GPA < 3.0.

                              i.        Provisionally admitted students need to take 4 courses (12 semester credit hours) and earn no grade lower than a B (3.0).

                            ii.        Provisionally admitted students then request a change of status to Regular admission.

                           iii.        NOTE: Federal financial aid is not available for provisionally admitted students.

c.    Provisional Admission: GPA < 2.7.

                              i.        Applicants with GPAs less 2.7 may be offered provisional admission if they have extensive work experience in related fields.

                            ii.        The same requirements for other provisionally admitted students then apply.

3.    Foundation Courses:

a.    All Students:

                              i.        College-level mathematics, biology, and social sciences.

b.    Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Science majors:

                              i.        Above courses plus inorganic and organic chemistry.

4.    Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

a.    Not required for applicants graduating from an accredited US institution with a GPA > 3.0.

b.    REQUIRED for all applicants graduating from a non-US institution.

c.    May be required for applicants graduating from an accredited US institution with a GPA < 3.0 at the discretion of the NOCPH Admissions Committee.

d.    Test results should be sent to the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies (Institution Code #1845)

e.    Acceptable Scores:

                              i.        Verbal and Quantitative sections:

1.    Test taken after August 2011: > 300

2.    Test taken before August 2011: > 1000

                            ii.        Analytical Writing section: > 4.0

5.    Test of English Language:

a.    REQUIRED for all applicants graduating from institutions other than those in the US and whose primary language is not English.

b.    Acceptable tests include:

                              i.        Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

                            ii.        International English Language Test System (IELTS)

c.    Test results should be sent to the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies (Institution Code #1845).

d.    Acceptable Scores:

                              i.        TOEFL

1.    > 550 paper based

2.    > 213 computer based

3.    > 79 internet based

                            ii.        IELTS

1.    > 65

6.    Official Transcripts:

a.    Applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL institutions where any undergraduate or other courses, including any graduate degrees, were taken.

b.    International applicants MUST have their transcripts translated into English and evaluated to a GPA on a 4.0 scale.

c.    Transcripts need to be sent to:

                              i.        College of Graduate Studies
University of Toledo – Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042
Toledo, OH  43614

7.    Letters of Recommendation:

a.    Three letters of recommendation are required.

b.    Two of these three letters MUST be from those having a graduate degree and address academic performance and the applicant’s potential success in a graduate degree program.

                              i.        The applicant should request that the person writing the letter include their credentials with their signature.

c.    Letters of recommendation can be requested online before the application is submitted.

d.    Paper letters of recommendation need to be sent to:

                              i.        College of Graduate Studies
University of Toledo – Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042
Toledo, OH 43614

8.    Resume:

a.    A current resume can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted.

b.    Paper resumes need to be sent to:

                              i.        College of Graduate Studies
University of Toledo – Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042
Toledo, OH  43614

9.    Personal Statement:

a.    A personal statement indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the Master of Public Health degree program can be uploaded online before or after the application has been submitted.

b.    Paper personal statements need to be sent to:

                              i.        College of Graduate Studies
University of Toledo – Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1042
Toledo, OH  43614

10. Application Deadlines:

a.    Domestic applicants:

                              i.        Fall semester – June 15th

                            ii.        Spring semester – October 15th

                           iii.        Summer semester – March 15th

b.    International applicants:

                              i.        Fall semester – February 15th

                            ii.        Spring semester – June 15th

                           iii.        Summer semester – October 15th

c.    Applications completed prior to these deadlines are guaranteed a decision.

d.    Applications completed after these deadlines will continue to be processed, but there is no guarantee a decision will be made in time for enrollment.

11. Application Fees:

a.    Domestic applicants: $45

b.    International applicants: $75

 

 

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION FOR UTMC MEDICAL RESIDENTS

            UTMC medical residents must follow the same application process as described above for the degree, GPA, foundation courses, GRE, test of English language, resume, personal statement, and application deadlines. The requirements for transcripts and letters of recommendations differ for current UTMC medical residents as follows.

 

1.    Official Transcripts:

a.    UTMC medical residents must supply a document stating that the applicant has been accepted into a medical residency at UTMC (for example, a residency contract or a match letter).

b.    Other transcripts are not required since UTMC medical residents undergo credentialing to ensure they are qualified to serve as medical residents.

2.    Letters of Recommendation:

a.    UTMC medical residents must supply one letter from their department chair stating that the chair supports their pursuit of the MPH.

b.    Other letters of recommendation are not required since UTMC medical residents have already undergone an interview process and matching to become a medical resident at UTMC.