UA College of Engineering graduate studentGraduate studies in the College of Engineering

WE ARE COMMITTED to excellence in graduate education!

Composed of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering is the second oldest college at the University.

The current research focus of the College includes: gas turbine technology, filtration technology, nanotechnology, lightweight automobile research, aero-propulsion technology, catalysis, industrial controls, computational mechanics, smart materials, composites and civil structures, biochemical/bioprocess engineering, environmental bioengineering, transportation engineering and a variety of modeling and simulation issues of engineering problems.

The graduate program is truly interdisciplinary in nature. Learn more.

► We offer an interdisciplinary Master's in Engineering program to accommodate working schedules.

Graduate degree programs

Akron's graduate programs are known widely for their excellence. You will develop technical expertise as well and professional skills, increasing your value to employers.

Prospective students apply directly to the department of interest.

Master of Science Degrees

Learn about or master's degrees in:

Interested in a non-thesis option with evening courses? See our Evening Master's in Engineering program.

Ph.D. Degrees

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

Participants in the interdisciplinary doctoral program have access to all the academic resources available in the College of Engineering rather than to just those within a department. Engineering and science departments outside the College of Engineering have access to an engineering doctoral degree which expands and enhances the student base, stabilizes the critical number of participating faculty, and expands the academic resources available for the doctoral program.



Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Engineering Report, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Thesis Defense Examination, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for PhD Dissertation Defense Examination, January 2014

Admission and Support

The Graduate School oversees the admission procedure into the college. You can learn more about the admission process, requirements, tuition, and financial aid.

There are also resources available for outstanding prospective students to support their graduate education.

Required GRE Scores

Official results of the analytical writing and quantitative portions of the GRE must be submitted. Please note that in no case may the Quantitative score for an applicant fall below 149 nor the Analytical Writing Score fall below 2.5. The GRE minimum requirements for admission into master and doctoral programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be met by one of the four score combinations below:

Analytical Writing Score

Minimum Quantitative Score









The GRE requirement may be waived for students holding degrees from ABET accredited programs (with department approval).

For more information

Additional information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, or through the Graduate School.