The University of Akron

12 months
747 USD/credit
747 USD/credit
442 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Biology program of The University of Akron offers students exciting research opportunities in modern biological sciences.


Areas of interest of the Biology program of The University of Akron include: pollination biology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, life history evolution, mating systems, aquatic ecology, evolution in developmental processes, behavioral evolution, spider biology, biomedical research, biomaterials, biofilms, environmental microbiology, hypertension and stress research, bio-materials and biomechanics, developmental molecular biology and physiology, comparative biochemistry, and evolutionary biomechanics. 

Students entering the MS program must have a potential advisor identified during the application process. We encourage applicants to contact the Biology Graduate Coordinator for a current list of faculty accepting graduate students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Skills for Biologists
  • Principles of Systematics
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Population Biology
  • Biology of Behavior 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in biology or  have equivalent training.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A) and a 3.0 average in biology (minimum 32 semester credit hours or equivalent).
  • Competence in chemistry and mathematics is expected.
  • Applicants must provide scores from any one or more of the following standardized tests: GRE (General Test), GRE (Biology-specific Test), or the MCAT.  Scores are expected to be above the 25th percentile to be competitive for admission.
  • Letter of interest indicating proposed area of specialization and possible advisers in the Department of Biology.
  • Letter from the potential Biology Adviser indicating willingness to sponsor the applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    747 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 747 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    747 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 747 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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