Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to The University of Akron Graduate School for graduate study in any program by the Dean of the Graduate School based on the recommendation of the department in which the applicant wishes to pursue study. Students must follow standard procedures for admission to the Graduate School. Online application for admission to the Graduate School should be made at least six weeks before the start of the term for which admission is sought in order to allow adequate time for complete processing. Every person who desires to enroll in, or audit, any graduate course must be first admitted or approved by the Graduate School.

Program-specific Requirements

Program College
Accelerated BS/MS in Accountancy College of Business Administration,
Accelerated MSM-Information Systems College of Business Administration,
Accounting (MSA) College of Business Administration,
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate College of Health Professions,
Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist College of Health Professions,
Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing - Nurse Practitioner College of Health Professions,
Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate College of Health Professions,
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate College of Health Professions,
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing College of Health Professions,
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certificate College of Health Professions,
Advanced Role Specialization in Nursing Management and Business Certificate College of Health Professions,
Applied Mathematics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Applied Mathematics (BS/MS Accelerated Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Applied Mathematics/Polymer Engineering (BS/MS Accelerated Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Applied Politics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Applied Politics Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Arts Administration College of Creative & Professional Arts,
Asian Studies Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Assessment and Evaluation Certificate College of Education,
Audiology (Au.D) College of Health Professions,
BA Physics/Chemical Physics (College of Wooster)/MS Polymer Engineering College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Biology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Biomedical Engineering (MS/Ph.D) College of Engineering,
Business Analytics (MBA) College of Business Administration,
C&I: AYA Chemistry Licensure (Grades 7-12) College of Education,
C&I: AYA Earth Science Licensure (Grades 7-12) College of Education,
C&I: AYA Earth Science Licensure and Chemistry Endorsement College of Education,
C&I: AYA Earth Science Licensure and Physics Endorsement College of Education,
C&I: AYA Integrated Language Arts Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Integrated Mathematics Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Integrated Social Studies Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Life (Biology) Science and Chemistry Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Life (Biology) Science and Earth Science Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Life Science Licensure (Grades 7-12) College of Education,
C&I: AYA Life Science Licensure and Physics Endorsement College of Education,
C&I: AYA Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics) Licensure College of Education,
C&I: AYA Physics Licensure (Grades 7-12) College of Education,
C&I: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Multi-Age Drama Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Multi-Age Foreign Language French Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Multi-Age Foreign Language Spanish Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Multi-Age Physical Education Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Multi-Age Visual Arts Licensure College of Education,
C&I: Voc Fam and Cons Sci/Home Ec Licensure College of Education,
Case Management for Children and Families Certificate College of Health & Human Services,
Certificate for Teaching Arabic College of Education,
Certificate for Teaching Chinese College of Education,
Chemical Engineering (MS/Ph.D) College of Engineering,
Chemistry Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Acute Care Certificate College of Health Professions,
Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care College of Health Professions,
Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care College of Health Professions,
Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate College of Health Professions,
Civil Engineering (MS/Ph.D) College of Engineering,
Classroom Guidance for Teachers College of Education,
Clinical Mental Health Counseling College of Education,
Clothing, Textiles and Interiors Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,College of Education,
Communication Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Composition Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Computer Engineering College of Engineering,
Computer Science Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Counselor Education and Supervision College of Education,
Creative Writing (NEOMFA) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Cross-Cultural Negotiation Certificate (Middle Eastern track) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Cross-Cultural Negotiation Certificate (Southeast Asia track) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Direct Interactive Marketing (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Divorce Mediation Certificate
Doctor of Nursing Practice College of Health Professions,
E-Business Certificate (No longer accepting new applications) College of Business Administration,
E-Learning Certificate College of Education,
Economics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Educational Foundations College of Education,
Educational Foundations - Assessment and Evaluation College of Education,
Educational Foundations - Educational Psychology College of Education,
Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology College of Education,
Educational Foundations - Social Philosophical Foundations of Education College of Education,
Educational Leadership College of Education,
Electrical Engineering (MS/Ph.D) College of Engineering,
Elementary Education College of Education,
Elementary Education College of Education,
Elementary Education - Literacy Option College of Education,
Engineering (MD/PhD) College of Engineering,
Engineering (MS) College of Engineering,
Engineering (Ph.D) College of Engineering,
Engineering - Polymer Engineering Specialization College of Engineering,
Engineering Management College of Engineering,
Engineering-Applied Mathematics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,College of Engineering,
English - Composition Track Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
English - Literature Track Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Environmental Engineering Certificate College of Engineering,
Environmental Studies Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness College of Education,
Family and Consumer Sciences: Child and Family Development Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Family and Consumer Sciences: Child Life Specialist College of Health Professions,
Family Conflict Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified Adult/Gerontological NPs College of Health Professions,
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified PNPs College of Health Professions,
Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner College of Health Professions,
Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate College of Health Professions,
Finance (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Gender Conflict Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geographic Information Sciences Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geography Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geography - Geographic Information Sciences Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geography - Urban Planning Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geology - Earth Science Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geology - Engineering Geology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geology - Environmental Geology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geology - Geophysics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Geotechnical Engineering Certificate College of Engineering,
Gerontology Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Global Conflict Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Global Innovation and Technology Management Certificate College of Business Administration,
Global Technological Innovation (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Health Care (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Health Care Management Certificate College of Business Administration,
Higher Education Administration (MA/MS) College of Education,
Higher Education Certificate College of Education,
History (BA/MA Accelerated Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
History (MA) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
History (Ph.D) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Home Based Intervention Certificate
Information System Project Management Certificate College of Business Administration,
Information Systems Management (MSM) College of Business Administration,
Integrated Bioscience Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Interdisciplinary (MBA) College of Business Administration,
International Business (MBA) College of Business Administration,
International Finance (MBA) College of Business Administration,
JD/Master in Applied Politics (Joint Degree Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
JD/MBA (Joint Degree Program) College of Business Administration,
JD/MPA (Joint Degree Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
JD/MSM (Joint Degree Program) College of Business Administration,
JD/MTax (Joint Degree Program) College of Business Administration,
Leadership and Organizational Change (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Literacy Specialist Certificate College of Education,
Literature Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Management (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy College of Education,
Master of Taxation College of Business Administration,
Mathematics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Mathematics (B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Mechanical Engineering (MS/PhD) College of Engineering,
Middle Eastern Studies Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Motion and Control Specialization Certificate College of Engineering,
Music - Accompanying Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - Composition Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - Education Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - History and Literature Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - Performance Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - Technology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Music - Theory Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Natural Sciences (Polymer Chemistry)/Polymer Science (BS/MS Accelerated Program) Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
New Media Technologies Certificate College of Education,
Nurse Anesthesia Certificate College of Health Professions,
Nursing College of Health Professions,
Nursing (PhD) College of Health Professions,
Nursing Anesthesia College of Health Professions,
Nursing Education Certificate College of Health Professions,
Nursing Service Administration College of Health Professions,
Nutrition and Dietetics College of Health Professions,
Parent and Family Education certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Physical Education (MA/MS) College of Education,
Physics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Political Science Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Polymer Engineering College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Polymer Engineering (PhD) College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Polymer Science College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Polymer Science (PhD) College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,
Principalship College of Education,
Psychology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Psychology - Adult Development and Aging Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Administration Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Affairs-Non-Profit Management Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Affairs-Policy Analysis Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Affairs-Program Evaluation Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Affairs-Public Management Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Affairs-Urban Affairs Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Public Health College of Health Professions,
Racial Conflict Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
School Counseling (MA/MS) College of Education,
Secondary Education College of Education,
Secondary Education College of Education,
Secondary Education - Literacy Option College of Education,
Social Work College of Health Professions,
Sociology Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Spanish Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Special Education College of Education,
Speech-Language Pathology College of Health Professions,
Sport Science/Coaching College of Education,
Statistics Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Strategic Marketing (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Structural Engineering Certificate College of Engineering,
Supply Chain Management (MBA) College of Business Administration,
Supply Chain Management Certificate College of Business Administration,
Teaching and Training Technical Professionals College of Education,
Teaching and Training Technical Professionals Certificate College of Education,
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Technological Innovation College of Business Administration,
Theatre Arts Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Transportation Engineering Certificate College of Engineering,
Urban Studies Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Urban Studies and Public Affairs Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,
Women's Studies Certificate Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences,

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