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Packaging Building

MSU is a world leader in packaging studies.

The MSU School of Packaging opened in 1957 and is the first school of packaging in the United States. It is currently the largest program in the country and the only school that offers a Ph.D. program.

More than half of all packaging graduates employed in the U.S. come from Michigan State. Students in the school study engineering materials such as glass, paper, plastic and metals to house and transport a variety of goods. Students also study design, prototyping, economics, cost controls and environmental and sustainability issues. Graduates with a degree in packaging thrive in a variety of career fields, including packaging engineering, packaging or structural design, consumer behavior analysis, packaging operation, product testing and food science.

There are plans to renovate the School of Packaging Building with new labs and state-of-the-art equipment to encourage conversation and collaboration among students as they work to complete their studies.

One of a kind

MSU is home to the largest packaging program in the country and is the only one that offers a Ph.D. program.

Morning view of the Packaging Department Building on Wilson Road, MSU. A student walks along the sidewalk past the bike racks outside of the building.


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