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Packaging Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) , SC,
The M.S. degree program in packaging science is designed to prepare the graduate to work independently in the research, development, and application of new packaging materials and processes.

About

A variety of fields of research related to foods, distribution, design, medical and healthcare, polymers, biopolymers, active packaging are available as focus areas of thesis research. The overall curriculum for the M.S. degree is individually designed to augment the student’s background and to provide a broad understanding of packaging science along with the selected specialized knowledge in the area of the student’s research.

Graduate students may be accepted with backgrounds relating to chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology or engineering. Graduate students with backgrounds in business or graphic communications or other disciplines may accepted on a provisional basis which converts to full acceptance after completing courses equivalent to the basic science and mathematics courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum.

Programme Structure

The curriculum requires the completion of an approved thesis and 24 credit hours. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to work independently in research, development and applications of new packaging processes and materials.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    157

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • Application Fee of $80 (domestic), $90 (international), $60 (non-degree).
  • Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • U.S. universities are required by law to verify that students entering the United States on F-1 and J-1 visas have adequate financial resources to meet expenses.
  • Applicants to graduate programs at Clemson University must hold a four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or a master's degree from an institution whose scholastic rating is satisfactory to the University.
  • Transcripts – Firstly, a set of unofficial transcripts is required. The the official transcripts are set to be submitted by the applicants who are offered admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24158 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12079 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24158 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12079 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6034 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Clemson

  • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Grants:

  • The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal student aid gift assistance program available to undergraduates.
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant  is available to full-time, first-time undergraduates who have exceptional financial need.
  • The South Carolina Need-Based Grant is a program awarded to South Carolina residents demonstrating financial need.

Loans:

  • Federal Perkins Undergraduate Loan - Awards are made on the basis of financial need, with priority given to students demonstrating exceptional need.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan - Students enrolled in graduate programs can apply. Students must enroll at least half-time (five hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

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