12 months
747 USD/credit 26892 USD/year
747 USD/credit 26892 USD/year
442 USD/credit 15912 USD/year
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The Biology program of The University of Akron offers students exciting research opportunities in modern biological sciences.


Key facts:

  • 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


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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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

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  • International

    26892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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