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The University of Akron

School of Communication

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / School of Communication is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

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 Thesis, project or written comprehensive exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12
Applied
12
Accepted
6
Enrolled
100%

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 No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in communication, journalism, or related field; essay of no more than 500 words outlining reasons for choosing graduate program in communication at The University of Akron

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

13
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 23.08%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Communications theory, business and organization communications, criticism of communications, film and video studies, interpersonal and intercultural communications
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
41,020

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Heather Walter
School Director
Email: hlwalter@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6486

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