Many consider the plastics engineering program at UMass Lowell to be the best in the country
. According to The Boston Globe
, "UMass Lowell is among the nation's leading centers for plastics technology, and its Plastics Engineering program is helping to push new boundaries of how these versatile materials are used, produced and processed." Moreover, as of 2023, students can complete UMass Lowell's Masters in Plastics Engineering online.