Cosmetic Science Admissions

FAQs

How long does it take to complete the Graduate Certificate Programs?

Each certificate program requires 12 credit hours and can be completed in 2 semesters

When are the deadlines for applying to the program?

We have year-round admissions for the graduate certificate programs so you can apply any time

If I don’t have a science-based undergraduate degree, am I still eligible to apply to the certificate program?

Admission requirements include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and (at least) one semester of Organic chemistry and calculus.

Can I start taking classes prior to matriculation into the certificate program?

Students may take courses without formal acceptance into the program; however, it is recommended that not more than SIX credits be taken prior to matriculation into the certificate program you have selected.

What are the minimum GPA requirements for admission?

The minimum GPA requirement for admission is 2.5 grade point average. However once accepted, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program.

Is the GRE required for admission?

No. The GRE is not required for our certificate programs, however, we do request; a statement of purpose, official transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Are letters of recommendation required to come from former teachers/professors?

No, the letters can also include employers. We require at least 1 letter of recommendation to come from teachers, professors, and current and former employers, 2 may be submitted from others within the professional community.

Can International students apply?

Yes! The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is other than English. If you have a bachelor degree or higher from a United States university, this requirement will be waived. The minimum score for admission is 250 on the computer based test (CBT) and 100 on the Internet Based Test.

The IELTS can be taken in place of TOEFL. The minimum required IELTS score is 7.0.

Foreign applicants whose transcripts are not easily read may be asked to submit a full evaluation of transcripts by a U.S. agency is an option.

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