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The University of Akron

Department of Psychology

Akron, OH

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial/organizational psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Adult development and aging
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial/organizational psychology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis or specialty exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

164
Applied
30
Accepted
20
Enrolled
18%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in psychology or extensive background in psychology; minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in psychology or 30 credits of psychology coursework; minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, 3.25 on all psychology coursework; current vita; declaration of intent; three letters of recommendation

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
69%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.59%
Black or African American 8.79%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.3%
Unknown 3.3%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 5
Male (11)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social cognitive determinants of behavior, the application of psychological principles to the workplace and career planning/development, the psychological processes of aging
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
834,259

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Levy
Department Chair
Email: plevy@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-8367

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