Master of Science in Packaging
Michigan State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Packaging program is designed to meet the needs of individuals in the packaging industry by creating and advancing knowledge in the science of packaging through innovation, sustainability, and stewardship.  Required courses for this degree include Polymeric Packaging Materials, Advanced Packaging Dynamics, and Permeability and Shelf Life.  Graduates will be able to create packaging that is tamper-evident, child-resistant, maintains sterility, protects and prolongs food from the field to the table through innovative material design and intelligent packaging solutions, and create reusable and renewable packaging solutions.


  • Bachelor's degree in packaging or a related field
  • 3.0 GPA in last two years of undergraduate program
  • One year of college physics
  • One year of college chemistry, including introductory organic chemistry
  • One semester of calculus
  • GRE test scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission