Integrated Bioscience

The integrated bioscience doctoral program at the University of Akron is unique among Ohio’s public and private doctoral degree granting institutions. No other program in the state offers a Ph.D. specifically aimed at training all students with an integrated approach to bioscience. This program combines modern biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and biochemistry with the central unifying theme of connection across levels of biological organization and scientific discipline.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • GRE (General Test). Scores for the subject GRE test for primary research area (if available) will be considered but are not required for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of career goals and research interest

Application Deadline

Applications to the doctoral program in Integrated Bioscience are accepted on a rolling basis; however, review begins in mid-January for Fall enrollment.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship should apply by January 10 for Fall enrollment.

Additional Information

The mission of the Integrated Bioscience program is to address the need for Ph.D. level graduates who have both deep and specific expertise in a bioscience, bioengineering or biotechnology discipline and broad adaptability across related disciplines. These graduates will take their integrative thinking, adaptability, and communication skills into the U.S. job market, where they will spur economic growth.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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