Cosmetic Science Admissions

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Admission Requirements

Matriculation into the Cosmetic Science Master's Degree (MS) or Graduate Certificate (GC) requires:

  • A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completed at least one semester of undergraduate course work in organic chemistry and calculus, or related fields; or the equivalent as determined by the graduate program.
  • A GPA of a least 3.0.
  • Letters of recommendation (3 are preferred) and Resume/CV.
  • GRE is required for MS degree program with a score of 290/3.0 obtained within the past 5 years. No GRE is required for Certificate admission.
  • Apply for the MS Cosmetic Science or Certificate program.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate will substitute for the GRE requirement to matriculate into the non-thesis Cosmetic Science MS program.

International students who do not speak English as a first language and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution must pass the TOEFL with a score of at least 90 (IBT or equivalent).

If credentials are less than required for admission, an applicant may seek provisional admission status, which is granted at the discretion of the Program Director. 

Apply to the Cosmetic Science Program.

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