Graduate Degree Information

The School of Packaging offers the following graduate degree options:

To learn more about our Graduate programs, including requirements, please review our 2021/2022 School of Packaging Graduate Handbook.

Application deadline for Packaging graduate programs: Note that we are still accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semesters for both PhD and Master's until March 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed the first 2 weeks of April 2022.

The application deadline for the Master's program is March 31st for the following Fall semester.

The application deadline for the PhD program is October 15th for the following fall semester; the second deadline is March 31st for the following Fall semester.

The application deadline for Spring semester: Email the Graduate Secretary at barnaby@msu.edu if you are interested in the Spring 2023 program to discuss the deadline for application. Only students who hold a Packaging degree may apply to the Spring Semester. 

If you are a current MSU Packaging student who is interested in the Master's or in a BS/MS dual enrollment, contact Aaron Tucker (see below) to discuss the deadline for application.

For a list of current graduate students, please visit the Graduate Student Directory.

For questions regarding a Masters or Doctoral Degree please contact:
Dr. Laura Bix, Graduate Director and Professor, Email: bixlaura@msu.edu

For questions regarding a Master's Plan B (non-thesis) degree, please contact:
Aaron Tucker, Advisor, Email: tucker68@msu.edu

For questions regarding applying to our program and application processes, please contact:
Susan Barnaby, Graduate Secretary, Email: barnaby@msu.edu