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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

About the School of Polymer Science and Engineering

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The School of Polymer Science and Engineering offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science as well as the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering. Students in all of our degree programs receive valuable education and training that prepares them for careers in academic, government, or industrial settings.  Approximately half of our B.S. graduates choose to further their education in graduate or professional schools, while the remainder benefit from a 95% job placement rate of our graduates within the field.

2023 SPSE Graduating Class

The School currently consists of 11 tenured and tenure track faculty members, one teaching faculty member, one research faculty member, and numerous support staff for administration and research.  All faculty are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service activities.  To learn more about our people and the areas of current research in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering, please see the People and Research links.  To learn more about our educational programs, please see the Programs link and Accreditation Information links to the left.

Graduate and undergraduate students work in fume hood


The mission of the School of Polymer Science and Engineering is:

  • To develop the next generation of polymer scientists and engineers with the technical and professional skills to address the grand challenges of the 21st century.
  • To be at the forefront of polymer science and engineering research, with high impact publications & patents, external funding, corporate partnerships, recognition by the profession, and performance of our graduates.

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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

202 Thames Polymer Science Research Center

Campus Hattiesburg

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