Pioneering a discipline with global impact
Established as an independent school in 1957, the School of Packaging was the first of its kind in the country. Today, it’s the only school in the nation to offer a Ph.D. program
in packaging. The school also offers bachelor’s
degree programs, plus certificate and online master’s programs aimed at mid-career professionals.
MSU packaging alumni can be found working in major industries across the globe, from automotive, food and agriculture to medical, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and cosmetics. Among their notable employers are many of the Fortune 500 companies, including: Amazon, ConAgra Foods, Dow Chemical Company, Ford, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Heinz, Kellogg Company, Nestle, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, Steelcase, Stryker, Tesla, Unilever and many more.
Collaborating with industry and academia
MSU’s School of Packaging collaborates with other U.S. universities and has become a model for many programs. MSU alumni lead and influence programs at universities across the country and around the world, including California Polytechnic State University, Rutgers University, San Jose State University, University of Wisconsin, Rochester Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Indiana State University and Kasetsart and Chiang Mai Universities in Thailand.
Researchers in the School of Packaging collaborate with a large number of groups across campus as well as other research universities, not-for-profit research centers and industry professionals, sharing valuable knowledge about food science and food safety, engineering, supply chain and many other areas.