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.

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. The deadline for priority consideration of fully completed application files is December 1st each year. The deadline for regular admission consideration is January 15th. The Department of Polymer Engineering admits for Fall semester only. 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
Phone: 330-972-7663
Fax: 330-972-6475

Mrs. Cheryl Slusarczyk
Department of Polymer Engineering
426 Polymer Engineering Academic Center
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-0301
Phone: 330-972-5281
Fax: 330-972-3406

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 Akron Accelerated Master's Programs

REU Summer Internship Program

RET Summer Program