Prospective Students

Department of Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron offers both master’s and doctorate degrees in polymer engineering. Typical undergraduate degrees of our graduate students include chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics. Successful students have a strong interest in polymeric materials and mathematics background at least to differential equations.

Applications must be submitted online through the graduate school at Please note that ALL application materials must be submitted to The University of Akron Graduate School. The application deadline for fall admission is January 15 for priority consideration. We accept late applications from highly qualified students, but incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Additional Information About the Graduate Program

For questions about the Ph.D and M.S. degrees in the Department of Polymer Engineering, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Slusarczyk at

For general questions on the application process, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at

For visa questions, please visit the Office of International Programs

Other Useful Graduate Links

3-2 Programs

REU Summer Internship Program

RET Summer Program