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Akron Master's Programs

ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Earn a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Only 5 Years!

The Akron Master's Program with the School of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering (SPSPE) at The University of Akron is an accelerated program that allows a student to receive both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five (5) years*. A student will complete his/her first three years of study at partnering institutions in their home country. The fourth year of study will be at The University of Akron (UA), and will count also as the first year of the master’s degree course work. This fourth year of study will include completion of a senior project and will complete the degree requirements for the home institution bachelor’s degree. Typically the master’s degree requirements can be finished by the end of the fifth year to complete the program. The B.S. degree will be awarded by the home institution, and the M.S. degree will be awarded by The University of Akron.

*Please note: this program is in partnership only with the select schools identified below.

Financial Obligations

Students will pay all tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses while participating in the program. For a current tuition and fee schedule please see: www.uakron.edu/student-accounts/estimator

Participating Schools

  • China
    • Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    • Donghua University
    • East China University of Science and Technology
    • Fuzhou University
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • Sichuan University
    • Soochow University
    • South China University of Technology
    • Lanzhou University
  • Taiwan
    • National Taipei University of Technology

POLYMER SCIENCE PROGRAM - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


M.S. Degree

30 Total Course Credits

  • 24 Lecture Credits
  • 6 Research Credits

The M.S. degree is awarded for the successful completion of a prescribed program of courses, a formal seminar, passage of a cumulative exam, and a thesis.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Polymer Science

  • 16 Credits of Core Courses: Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics, Introduction to Biomacromolecules, Seminar in Polymer Science, Polymer Science Lab, Polymer Characterization
  • 8 Credits of Electives
  • 6 Credits of Master’s Research

30 Credits Total

POLYMER ENGINEERING PROGRAM - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


M.S. Degree

30 Total Course Credits

  • 24 Lecture Credits
  • 6 Research Credits

The M.S. degree is awarded for the successful completion of a prescribed program of courses and a thesis.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Polymer Engineering

  • 12 Credits of Core Courses: Fundamentals of Polymer Structure Characterization, Rheology of Polymeric Fluids, Polymer Chemistry and Thermodynamics, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
  • 12 Credits of Electives
  • 6 Credits of Master’s Research

30 Credits Total

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


All students must meet admission requirements of The University of Akron Graduate School and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering:

  1. International students must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of: 550 (pbt), 213 (cbt), 79 (ibt) or 6.5 for IELTS. No application will be considered without a valid, passing TOEFL/IELTS score.
  2. Submit an online application with fee to the University’s Graduate School: https://www.uakron.edu/graduate/admissions/
  3. Submit an official transcript for all undergraduate work.
  4. Submit one (1) letter of professional recommendation.
  5. Submit a personal statement indicating your purpose in applying to this program.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON


The University is surrounded by excellent cultural diversity and post-academic opportunities. Located in Northeast Ohio, Akron is home to several small and large industries, as well as nearby government laboratories.

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We'd Love to Hear from You

Whether you are ready to apply for the Akron Master's Program, or simply have a question, we are here to connect with you!

Contact Dr. Toshikazu Miyoshi at miyoshi@uakron.edu.