FPS Degree Requirements and Program Structure

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Fiber and Polymer Science

The multidisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Fiber and Polymer Science program brings together the disciplines of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering for the development of the independent scholars versed in the fields of polymer, fiber, and textile science.

The Fiber and Polymer Science Ph.D. degree requires 72 credits for graduation. All students are required to complete two semesters of FPS 801 and four qualifying courses as described below: 

  • FPS 770 Advances in Polymer Science (Fall)
  • TMS 762 Physical Properties of Fiber Forming Polymers (Spring)
  • Two more courses from the list of approved Qualifying Courses 

Students must also successfully defend a critical literature review and research proposal (Preliminary Exam) and a final dissertation defense (Final Exam).

Fiber and Polymer Science Handbook NC State Graduate Handbook

Roadmap to FPS Degree

Roadmap to FPS Degree