Admission Requirements: Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate
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The Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate program is designed for employees in the cosmetics industry who are looking to reach the next level in their field. Scientists, chemists, and others interested in working in the cosmetic science industry will benefit from this online degree program.


  • A U.S. bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign country in the field of science such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, or similar field
  • A grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or foreign equivalent
  • At least one semester of undergraduate course work in organic chemistry and calculus
  • For international students, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 90 (internet-based) or 235 (computer-based), or a Duolingo English Test of at least 110 is accepted.
  • GRE is not required for the graduate certificate

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University of Cincinnati graduate school online application.


Two letters of reference are required.

References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. Letters of recommendation from family, friends, current students, politicians, or clergy are not accepted.


A professional and current resume.

Statement of Purpose

Two paragraphs: why this program and how will use this degree in your career.


All college transcripts are required. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient to make offers of admission. However, all official and final transcripts must be received by the Graduate School by 30 days before the start of class enrollment to secure admission offer.

Official transcripts may be submitted with your application and sent to:

University of Cincinnati
Graduate School
110 Van Wormer Circle
Pox Office Box 00627
Cincinnati, Oho 45221-037

Application Fee

There is a $20.00 application fee.