Scientists inside a polymer laboratory at The University of AkronThe University of Akron offers graduate degrees designed to help you advance your career. Learn from world-class graduate faculty and study with other career-focused students from diverse backgrounds.


we’re making it easier to become a graduate student at UA

College of Business

  • All entrance examinations waived through August 1, 2024

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

  • GRE requirement is waived for all applicants through June 30, 2024. This includes applicants to the Departments of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering; Civil Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.

Speech-Language Pathology applicants (College of Health and Human Sciences)

  • GRE requirement is waived for all applicants to the master's program in Speech-Language Pathology through June 15, 2024

Five-year/accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees

  • You can complete your bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as five years and at a significant savings with our accelerated degree option.
  • GRE is not required.
  • Select degree programs are available for this accelerated option.


Our research endeavors extend across all colleges and include many multidisciplinary centers and labs.

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Professor honored for her study of cave life

Dr. Hazel Barton’s lifelong dedication to the exploration, study and protection of caves is recognized by the National Speleological Society.

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$1.9 million grant to support asthma research

The project seeks to understand how asthma symptoms and other inflammatory conditions are aggravated by examining the link between two lipid mediators formed from fatty acids.

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Better treatment for families hit by opioids

$1.3 million grant from the U.S. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration strives to understand the best ways to limit the ripple effect of opioid use on the extended family.

Living in Akron

OUR UNIVERSITY is located in the heart of a vibrant downtown and minutes away from an abundance of recreational opportunities. The dynamic campus offers Broadway shows, sporting events, arts performances, and an award winning student recreation center.

Akron itself is a hidden gem in many respects. Situated in northeastern Ohio, Akron boasts a rich history and exciting renaissance. Having retooled itself over the past few decades, the area is a magnet for jobs and investment. Akron’s top industries include health care, education, manufacturing, technology, bioscience and polymers.

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