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The University of Akron

Department of Civil Engineering

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 16
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

31
Applied
9
Accepted
2
Enrolled
29%

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

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
61%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.43%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.43%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 2
Male (16)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Development of constitutive laws for numerical analysis of nonlinear problems in structural mechanics, multiscale modeling and simulation of novel materials, water quality and distribution system analysis, safety-related traffic control, dynamic pile testing and analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,438,278

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda
Chair
Email: wbinienda@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6693

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