Jun 24, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Polymers and Coatings Technology [M.S.]

This program prepares chemists for employment in the coatings industry or for further study at the doctoral level. This interdisciplinary program utilizes courses from various departments. A committee composed of faculty from chemistry and the polymers and coatings program functions as the graduate committee for the program.

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Program Admission

Applicants must:

  1. Meet degree admission requirements of the Graduate School;
  2. Submit a Personal Statement
  3. Possess an ACS-approved Bachelor’s degree in chemistry (minimum 24 hours in chemistry), or equivalent;
  4. Have had one year of physical chemistry;
  5. Have had one year of organic chemistry; and
  6. Have had an instrumentation class.

School Information

Engineering Bob Lahidji, Ph.D., Interim Director | 118 Sill Hall, 734.487.0354, blahidji@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Vijay Mannari, Ph.D. | 118 Sill Hall | 734.487.0240 | vmannari@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30-34 hours

The M.S. program in Polymer Technology requires the completion of 30 to 34 hours of course work to be distributed among required core courses, concentration courses and capstone experience courses:

Concentration courses: 12 hours

Select from either option I or option II:

Capstone experience courses: 0-6 hours

Select up to six hours from special topics or other graduate courses or from other courses with advisor approval.

Research or Independent Studies: 4-6 hours

** Select from either option I or option II:


* Students who have taken the 400-level courses in their undergraduate studies may choose Option II or select courses from core concentration or capstone experience.

** A non-thesis option may be elected by students from industry on the recommendation of the graduate advisory committee.