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 Deadlines

The School of Packaging accepts applications for Fall semester for all our graduate programs.  

1.  Application deadlines for PhD and Master's Plan A (research/thesis) - For consideration of MSU scholarships and fellowships, Packaging Doctoral applications are due October 15th for the following fall semester. After this date, we accept applications without financial consideration, until February 15th. 

2.  Application deadlines for Master's On campus Plan B and Master's Online - February 15th for the following Fall semester.

3.  For the Spring and Summer semesters, we only accept applications for the Master's On campus Plan B and Master's Online programs, and only from students must also already hold a Packaging degree.  The application deadline for Summer admission is February 15th; for Spring admission the deadline is October 31st.

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