125
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 27

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

99
Applied
43
Accepted
40
Enrolled
43%

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

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in engineering or physical science, minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in engineering or physical science, minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
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

125
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.4%
Black or African American 0.8%
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.6%
Unknown 0.8%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (3)
Male (10)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Processing and properties of multi-functional polymeric materials, nanomaterials and nanocomposites, micro- and nano-scale materials processing, novel self-assembled polymeric materials for energy applications, coating materials and coating technology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,041,385

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Sadhan Jana
Chair
Email: janas@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-8293