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The University of Akron

Department of Economics

Akron, OH

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

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 or GMAT (recommended)
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
17
Accepted
5
Enrolled
68%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or GMAT (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (preferably from academics), statement of purpose, resume

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 February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 14.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Regional economic performance, effects of addiction on labor market outcomes, programmatic assessment, regional trading arrangements, agriculture production in early twentieth-century South
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,323

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Nelson
Chair
Email: nelson2@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7939

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