Polymer Science and Engineering

Lehigh University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
56980 USD/year
56980 USD/year
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Graduate students in Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE) at Lehigh University enjoy one of the nation's top-ranked teaching and research programs in PSE in terms of number of students, funding, and significance of its publications.


Polymer Science and Engineering faculty at Lehigh University, many of whom are internationally renowned for their research, maintain active programs in the following areas:

  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Kinetics of polymerization
  • Latex surface properties
  • Film formation
  • Rheology
  • Structure of polymer surfaces and interfaces
  • Polymers bonding to colloidal surfaces
  • Composites (including nanocomposites)
  • Polymer processing (including micromolding)
  • Polymers for microelectronics and optoelectronics

Key features of the graduate program include:

  • Research projects that span chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics;
  • Strong interaction with industry, including successful alumni;
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Polymer Science
  • Rheology
  • Mechanical Behaviors of Polymers
  • Polymer Processing
  • Polymer Blends and Composites
  • Polymer Interfaces
  • Topics in Polymer Science
  • Organic Polymer Science
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Emulsion Polymers
  • Polymer Product Manufacturing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Send an official transcript from each university you have attended. All transcripts should be converted to the American 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale, if possible. 
  • Include two (2) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who can evaluate your academic achievement and potential for graduate studies. 
  • Include Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test results. 
  • Enclose a $75 non-refundable application fee. This fee cannot be waived.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Polymer Science and Engineering
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