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The University of Akron

Department of Biology

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / Department of Biology is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrated bioscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology), or MCAT
Thesis Optional
Oral defense of thesis, oral exam, seminars
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Oral defense of dissertation, seminars

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
67%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (biology), or MCAT
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in biology or equivalent training; minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in biology (minimum 32 semester credit hours or equivalent); competence in chemistry and mathematics; letter of interest indicating proposed area of specialization and possible advisers
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; three letters of recommendation; career goals and research interest statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 10
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 100%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Behavior/neuroscience, ecology-evolution, genetics, molecular biology, physiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,327,944

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Stephen Weeks
Chair
Email: scweeks@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7156