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The University of Akron

Department of Polymer Science

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 18

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 exam, seminars

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

152
Applied
93
Accepted
59
Enrolled
61%

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 15th 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 IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

219
Total Graduate Students
76%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.46%
Black or African American 1.83%
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0.91%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Synthesis of polymers, structure of polymers, physical properties of polymers, engineering and technological properties of polymers, elastomers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,508,122

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Coleen Pugh
Department Chair
Email: cpugh@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6614

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