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Medical College of Ohio - Graduate Studies Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR MCO 020

Scope and Contents

This collection focuses on the Medical College of Ohio's (MCO) Graduate School before the 2006 merger with the University Toledo. It consists of handbooks, self-study guides, manuals, and directories. Additionally, there are multiple self-study reports, pamphlets of the Annual Graduate Student Research Forum, information on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and commencement programs.


  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials. Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.

Biographical / Historical

Graduate Studies at the Medical College of Ohio were first undertaken when members of the faculty received joint appointments in the departments of Biology at the Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo (UToledo), as well as in the Department of Exercise Physiology at the University of Toledo. Also, a number of UToledo students did their dissertation research with MCO mentors. The graduate program and a Graduate Studies Committee, with clinical departments, was appointed in 1970. The Graduate School first held its classes in September 1975 and in June 1979. The second graduate program approved by the Ohio Board of Regents (OBOR) was the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1980. Students were admitted to the MSN program that same year in the fall and the first nine graduated with the degree in June 1982. Then in 1985, the OBR granted final approval for the Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene degree program with the name of the program changed to a Master of Science and Occupational health in 1991. This continued with a 15-year period of rapid development of new graduate programs, which was driven primarily by the national trend to move many of the health profession programs from the undergraduate programs to the master’s level programs.

Over the years, the institution has awarded 1,442 master’s degrees, 335 Ph.D. degrees, and 124 graduate certificates. The Medical College of Ohio merged with the University of Toledo on July 1, 2006 and continues to have multiple degree options for graduate students. After the merger, the college became known as the Office of Graduate Medical Education and includes both Residency and Fellowship programs with multiple masters and Ph.D. degree programs like Neurology, Forensic Pathology, and Radiology.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Accession Number is HSC 19/01.

Medical College of Ohio - Graduate Studies Files, 1975-2006
Sarah "Nicky" Rhymes
December 13, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition

Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States