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The University of Akron

Department of Geosciences

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Environmental geology
Master of Science (MS) Engineering geology
Master of Science (MS) Earth science
Master of Science (MS) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44
Applied
30
Accepted
10
Enrolled
68%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 4
Male (10)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Terrestrial environmental change, karst hydrogeology, lacustrine paleo environments, environmental magnetism and geophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
509,174

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. David Steer
Chair
Email: steer@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7611

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