Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering, materials science, chemistry, or physics with outstanding grade point averages are encouraged to apply for admission in programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Polymer Engineering.
Requirements for admission into the Department of Polymer Engineering are as follows:
You may apply online by clicking here, or on the button below. If you have corrections to your information (particularly your e-mail address) after you have submitted your application, please contact the Graduate School at email@example.com. Note: All communication regarding the status of your application will be sent via e-mail. Thus, it is important that we have your most up-to-date email address.
Please note that ALL application materials, forms, reference letters, and scores must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions rather than to the Department of Polymer Engineering. Applications are processed throughout the year for Fall semester admission; however, priority consideration is given to those students whose files are completed by January 15th each year. Questions regarding admission or the application process may be directed to Graduate School or to Mrs. Cheryl Slusarczyk in the Department of Polymer Engineering at:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Polsky Building 469
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2101
Mrs. Cheryl Slusarczyk
Department of Polymer Engineering
107 Polymer Engineering Academic Center
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-0301
Offers of research assistantship with tuition waiver are available for outstanding applicants. A limited number of tuition scholarships are also available. If you are applying electronically through this link, the online application itself includes a question asking if you wish to be considered for financial assistance. If, however, you are applying with a paper-based application, you will need to submit the Application for Assistantship form in addition to the Application for Admission. No decision on assistantship offers will be made until the middle of February. Therefore, candidates applying for assistantship offers are strongly encouraged to complete their files before January 15th. Applicants who do not receive assistantship offers may resubmit their request for consideration the following Fall semester.