Cosmetic Science Admissions

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Admission Requirements

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

  • A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • 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 minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Letters of recommendation (3 are preferred) and Resume/CV
  • Master's Degree only: Completed GRE with a score of 290/3.0 obtained within the past 5 years. (No GRE is required for the Graduate Certificate).
  • Completed online application through the University of Cincinnati Graduate School

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. 

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the Assistant Director of Admissions ( prior to applying to discuss admission requirements and program options.


Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester - August 15

Spring Semester - December 15

Summer Semester - April 15


Apply to the Online Cosmetic Science Program

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