Advisor: Andrew Kline,
Room A-220 Parkview Campus
The Master of Science in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering is designed to provide theoretical, laboratory, and pilot plant experiences which are basic to the development of professional competence in pulp, paper, and printing science and engineering. The department has leadership in the areas of pulping and bleaching, recycling and deinking, papermaking, coating, and printing, and it is internationally recognized in the fields of paper coating and coating rheology. Its laboratories and equipment are the most complete of any similar academic institution featuring a semicommercial-sized thermomechanical pulper, complete recycled fiber pilot plant, paper machine, coater, and printing presses.
A Thesis Option and a Non-thesis Option are available. While the program requirements for each option differ, the admission requirements for both options are identical. Students without a sufficient background in engineering will be required to take PAPR 5000 and CHEG 2960.
- Applicants with science, engineering, and related baccalaureate degrees may qualify for admission based upon demonstrated competence at an accredited college or university.
- At least one semester of college chemistry and two semesters of calculus are required.
- After admission, the student’s graduate advisor will approve a plan of study, which may include courses not eligible for graduate credit.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit results of the Graduate Record Examination to support their application for admission.