Master's Degree application

Ready to apply to graduate school? To ensure successful completion of your master’s application, please review the points below.

  • There is a $45 nonrefundable application fee for domestic applicants. There is a $70 nonrefundable application fee for international applicants. All application fees must be paid by credit card when submitting the online application. If you are reapplying for a master's degree program, the nonrefundable reapplication fee is $45.

    University of Akron undergraduates are required to pay the application fee.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate School from each college or university attended (except The University of Akron). Official transcripts must be sent to The University of Akron Graduate School, Leigh Hall, Room 515, Akron, Ohio, 44325-2101.

After we receive your application, application fee and all transcripts, we will forward your credentials to the appropriate academic department for review. If the department is missing additional information, they will contact you. Master’s admission requirements to a master's degree program are subject to change; therefore, we recommend that you call the academic department confirm that they have all necessary application materials. (Not sure whom to call? Go to our list of graduate degrees, find your degree and then look for contact information under "For more information.")

Once the Graduate School has received notice from the academic department regarding the recommendation for admission, the Graduate School will notify you of the final results via e-mail. Included in this e-mail will be your Student Identification Number as well as the Checklist for Incoming Graduate Students, which will provide information on registration, parking, and purchasing textbooks.

Master's admission validity

Students are admitted for the term for which they seek admission as indicated on the graduate application. Admission for graduate studies is valid for one year. Students may defer admission to a later semester within the one-year timeframe. The offer of admission is void, however, if students do not register for courses within the one year from the semester of admission. This does not apply to admission to those programs that admit for the fall semester only. Admission to such programs is only valid for that fall term for which admission was granted.

Once you have reviewed this page, you are ready to apply for master's admission.

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