Graduate students work together on a project in the Graduate School at The University of Akron

Graduate School application

The Graduate School application process is seamless at The University of Akron.

How to apply to the Graduate School: Through the Graduate School application system, you can submit your application and application fee electronically. You can also upload any required supple­mental materials (letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, etc.) in the online application system.

We will send you an email when an admission decision has been made.

Get your graduate school application process underway here. Carefully read the options below and select that which best fits your intention as a graduate student at The University of Akron.


Master's Degree Application

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or have met the requirements for the baccalaureate degree which will be awarded prior to the beginning of graduate study

NOTE: Students applying to the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program should visit the consortium's site all application information.


Doctoral Degree Application

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university (some doctoral programs allow admission without a master's degree; consult the academic department for specific requirements)

Certificate Program Application

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or have met the requirements for the baccalaureate degree which will be awarded prior to the beginning of graduate study
  • Certificate programs may be pursued independently or while pursuing a graduate degree

Non-Degree Seeking Application

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or have met the requirements for the baccalaureate degree which will be awarded prior to the beginning of graduate study
  • Do not wish to pursue a graduate degree but seeks to take graduate courses for professional or personal improvement

Transient Student Application

  • Regularly enrolled graduate student in good academic standing in a degree program at another accredited college or university and seeks to enroll in graduate coursework at The University of Akron.

Undergraduate Student to take graduate courses

  • Regularly enrolled undergraduate student at The University of Akron may be granted permission to take one or more graduate-level courses