Cosmetic Science Admissions


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, no more than six (6) credit hours can be transferred into the certificate program.

What are the minimum GPA requirements for admission?

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission into the Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate. Those who have a GPA below 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission into the Graduate Certificate at the discretion of the Program Director.

Is the GRE required for admission?

The GRE is required for the Master's Degree, but not for the Graduate Certificate.

Who can provide letters of recommendation?

We suggest that you use a combination of faculty and current/former employers for your recommenders. We do not accept letters of recommendation from family, friends, current students, politicians, or clergy.

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. The minimum score required for admission is 90 (internet-based test). If you have a bachelor degree or higher from a United States university, this requirement will be waived.

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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