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Packaging Science

Clemson University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
24158 USD/year
24158 USD/year
12068 USD/year
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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.

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Overview

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

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.
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.
146 (verbal)
157 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)
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.
80 (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

  • 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.

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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