Graduate Degrees offered: M.S., M.Eng. in Polymer Science and Engineering

Graduate students in Polymer Science and Engineering (PSE) enjoy one of the nation's top-ranked teaching and research programs in PSE in terms of number of students, funding, and significance of its publications.

Key features of the graduate program include:

  • Research projects that span chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics;
  • Strong interaction with industry, including successful alumni;
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities.


PSE faculty, many of whom are internationally renowned for their research, maintain active programs in the following areas:

  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Kinetics of polymerization
  • Latex surface properties
  • Film formation
  • Rheology
  • Structure of polymer surfaces and interfaces
  • Polymers bonding to colloidal surfaces
  • Composites (including nanocomposites)
  • Polymer processing (including micromolding)
  • Polymers for microelectronics and optoelectronics

Students typically conduct research with professors — and industry researchers — from more than one discipline. They can pursue the M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. in PSE or in one of the participating departments. Students can also attend part-time and take distance-education courses via satellite.

Affiliated Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes:

  • Dravo Design and Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Emulsion Polymers Institute
  • Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Polymers Chemistry Laboratory
  • Polymer Processing Laboratory
  • Surface Phenomena Laboratory
  • Thermal Analysis Laboratory


Students wishing to enroll will be admitted directly into the Polymer Science and Engineering graduate program. Admission requirements include: a B.S. degree in chemistry, physics, or any branch of engineering and an undergraduate GPA: 2.80 or higher.

Please note that GREs are required for on-campus (non-Distance Education) students.

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Graduate Funding

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Polymer Science and Engineering
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4732
Phone: (610) 758-4222

E-mail: Carly Campbell
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