Masters of Polymer Science and Engineering: Emphasis Area in Composites Engineering (Online)

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The online Masters of Polymer Science Engineering with an emphasis area in Composites Engineering is targeted for individuals working in polymer composites industries.  Individuals currently employed full-time are encouraged to apply to the program. 

The online masters degree is a two-year program comprised of 41 total hours. Requirements include 12 hours of core courses, 18 hours of composite electives and a thesis.  Research will be performed collaboratively through the faculty advisor at the industry site.   The program requires annual visits on-campus for comprehensive exams and meetings with faculty research advisors.

Qualifications

  • Graduate School application and application fee

  • Undergraduate transcripts/GPA  (sent to Graduate Studies office)

  • Check with us to discuss your prior academic and work qualifications

  • GRE scores - standard test, not subject area (sent to Graduate Studies office)

  • Technical Undergraduate Degree (B.S. or B.A.)

  • Three letters of recommendation (mailed to the department, contact info below)

Program Contacts:

Prof. Jeff Wiggins, Ph.D.; 601-266-4869; jeffrey.wiggins@usm.edu
Prof. Sarah Morgan, Ph.D., 601-266-5296; sarah.morgan@usm.edu

Degree Requirements

PSC 701 Polymer Organic Chemistry (3 credit hours)
PSC 712 Polymer Physical Chemistry (3 credit hours)
PSC 789 Seminar (1 Credit hour)

PSC 730 Polymer Rheology (2 credit hours)
PSC 750 Composite Materials (3 credit hours)
PSC 789 Seminar (1 credit hour)

PSC 755 Composites Design (3 credit hours)
PSC 760 Composites Analysis (3 credit hours)
PSC 789 Seminar (1 credit hour)

PSC 765 Mechanics of Composites (3 credit hours)
PSC 770 Composites Adhesion and Joining (3 credit hours)
PSC 789 Seminar (1 credit hour)

PSC 775 Composites Manufacturing (3 credit hours)
PSC 691 Research (3 credit hours)
PSC 789 Seminar (1 credit hour)

PSC 691 Research (4 credit hours)
PSC 698 Thesis (3 credit hours)

Total Credit hours: 41 Credit hours

For additional information and FAQs, see the Eagle Learning Online program website.