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The University of Akron

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Akron, OH

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Overview

The University of Akron / Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 18
Other Advanced Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

49
Applied
39
Accepted
11
Enrolled
80%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 31st October 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 with bachelor's degree, 3.5 with master's degree; letters of recommendation; personal statement; 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

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 4.23%
White or Caucasian 9%
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 (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Renewable energy, fuel cell and CO2 sequestration, nanofiber synthesis and applications, materials for biomedical applications, engineering, surface characterization and modification
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,705,399

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. H. Michael Cheung
Chair
Email: cheung@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7282

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