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Polymer Science and Engineering - Master's and Doctorate

Availability: Hattiesburg Options

Why choose Polymer Science and Engineering?

Polymer science and engineering is a multidisciplinary applied science field. The graduate programs focus on providing a foundation in three primary areas of polymer synthetic chemistry, polymer physical chemistry, and polymer engineering through core coursework. Beyond the coursework, students work closely with faculty mentors on sponsored research projects to prepare them for exceptional careers in industrial, government, or academic positions.

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95%Job placement
$8.5 million /yr - external funding
5Top 5 programs for polymer studies

What Will I Learn?

You will acquire knowledge through coursework, seminars, close interactions with faculty members, and primarily through conducting world-class polymer research. With a diverse faculty and research emphases, students have several fields of study from which to choose. In all cases, you will learn to approach and execute a research program in order to advance current understanding and future technology.

Internationally recognized faculty mentors

Each faculty member of the School of Polymer Science and Engineering has developed an innovative and vigorous research program that attracts governmental and industrial funding. Students will learn to approach and execute a research program with chosen faculty mentors on projects that range from fundamental science to applied, industrially sponsored projects.


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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

202 Thames Polymer Science Research Center

Campus Hattiesburg

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  • Materials/Polymer Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Professor
  • Richard Cook, 2018
    Thermoplastic Composite Engineer Solvay
  • Brent Sumerlin, 2003
    George B. Butler Professor of Polymer Chemistry University of Florida
  • Marty Boykin, 1999
    Director, Polymers Technology Division Eastman Chemical Company
  • Kip Sharp, 2004
    US Senior Research and Development Manager Oxiteno