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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Packaging Science, MS

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Program Requirements

The MS degree program in Packaging Science prepares graduates to work independently in the research, development and application of new packaging materials and processes. Students may be accepted with backgrounds relating to chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, or engineering. Students with backgrounds in business or graphic communications or other disciplines may also be accepted after completing courses equivalent to the basic science and mathematics courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum. Each degree program is designed individually to augment the student’s background to provide a broad understanding of packaging science and specialized knowledge in the area of the student’s research.

The MS degree in Packaging Science requires 30 hours of coursework, six of which are thesis research, and the completion of an acceptable MS thesis. In addition to PKSC 8910 , students register for at least one credit of PKSC 8510 .

Competency in distribution, transportation and engineering technology; food and health care packaging; materials; and packaging design and graphics is expected.

Combined BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition/MS in Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences

Under this plan, students may reduce the time necessary to earn both degrees by applying graduate credits to both undergraduate and graduate program requirements. Enrollment guidelines and procedures can be found in the Undergraduate Announcements. Consult the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences for details.

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