The Graduate School at The University of Akron

The Graduate School

About graduate programs at UA

Welcome to the Graduate School and thank you for your interest in our graduate and advanced programs. Whether your interest is to pursue a doctoral or master's degree, a graduate or professional certificate, or simply take courses on a non-degree basis, we, at the Graduate School, believe that you will find your experience at The University of Akron professionally rewarding, intellectually stimulating, practical, and challenging.

Today, we offer more than 100 advanced degrees to about 4,000 graduate students. We encourage you to visit our site in the hope that you will have a better understanding of our offerings and requirements. Start here!

We welcome your questions and comments and we hope that you will consider joining us at The University of Akron!

Have questions? Contact us:

Graduate School
Polsky Building, Room 469
Akron, Ohio 44325-2101
Phone: 330-972-7663
Fax: 330-972-6475
gradsch@uakron.edu
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Online orientation


2014-15 dates and deadlines
  • Dec. 8-12 - Final examination period
  • Dec. 12-13 - Fall Commencement
  • Jan. 12 - Spring semester begins
  • Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed)
  • Mar. 1 - Online graduation application due for Spring Commencement
  • Mar. 9 - Preliminary dissertation deadline
  • Mar. 16 - Preliminary thesis deadline
  • Mar. 23-29 - Spring break
  • Apr. 6 - Final thesis/dissertation deadline
  • May 8-10 - Spring Commencement
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