DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
Master of Biology
The Biology Department Program at the University of Akron invites applications for Master's program in Biology, and PhD studies in Integrated Bioscience. Full support through teaching assistantships is available.
The University of Akron is a state university located in the heart of Akron, Ohio, next to the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The Biology Department is composed of 19 full-time faculty members, approximately 17 Master’s students, 35 PhD students, and 550 undergraduates. It emphasizes collaborative and integrative research. Facilities include a live animal research center, 400 acre field station, and greenhouse. In summer 2009, the Biology department moved into a newly renovated facility with large research laboratories.
The Department has many areas of strength, including Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Physiology, Neurobiology, and Organismal Biology. Areas of interest for graduate research include: neurobiology, pollination biology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, life history evolution, mating systems, aquatic ecology, evolution in developmental processes, behavioral evolution, spider biology, biomedical research, bio-materials and biomechanics, developmental molecular biology and physiology, comparative biochemistry, and evolutionary biomechanics.
Akron is a great place to live, with a high quality of life. There are abundant natural amenities, including nearby Metroparks and the CVNP, and ready access to many diverse cultural events in Akron and nearby Cleveland, including sports, several symphony orchestras, excellent museums, and the Blossom outdoor auditorium.