Back to Results
The University of Akron

College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Akron, OH

Interested?

Interested in College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering? Admissions officers are waiting to hear from you!

Contact School
The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Polymer science
Master of Science (MS) Polymer engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Polymer engineering
Master of Science (MS) Polymer science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 66
Doctoral Degrees 45

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Cumulative exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

251
Applied
136
Accepted
99
Enrolled
54%

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 Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

Calculator icon

Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

344
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.16%
Black or African American 1.45%
White or Caucasian 17%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.58%
Unknown 0.87%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 2
Male (29)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Polymer synthesis, characterization, mechanical properties, processing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,549,508

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Eric Amis
Dean
Email: amis@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7500