Packaging Science, M.Sc. | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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The Packaging Science program of Rochester Institute of Technology focuses on how to select raw materials, design, and create functional packaging that withstands environmental, chemical, and physical hazards during distribution and transportation, and to create aesthetically pleasing packages to pique consumer interest.


The Packaging Science program of Rochester Institute of Technology consists of 36 credit hours comprised of six required core courses, elective courses, and either a comprehensive exam, a capstone project, or a thesis. The total number of elective courses depends on the student's choice of the exam, project, or thesis option. Faculty advisors assist in selecting an option that best meets a student's career aspirations.

Typical Job Titles

  • Packaging Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Packaging Engineering and Merchandising Manager
  • Packaging Sales
  • Packaging and Display Sales
  • Packaging Project Management Engineer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Packaging Scientist
  • Package Engineering Technician
  • Structural Designer
  • Packaging Development Engineer
  • Display Services Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Research Communications
  • Packaging and the Environment
  • Distribution Systems
  • Packaging for End Use
  • Advanced Packaging Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) in the final two years of undergraduate course work.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.

Tuition Fee

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    54176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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