As part of the college of the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, the MS in Cosmetic Science teaches students how to appropriately use raw materials to make new products and then develop, formulate, and assess the safety and quality of the products for human use. Students in this program learn how safe, effective, and environmentally friendly products are scientifically formulated.
UC’s Cosmetic Science online program offers a Graduate Certificate and a nationally acclaimed Master of Science in Cosmetic Science Degree. The MS in Cosmetic Science is the most comprehensive program in the field and is led by renowned faculty with corporate and academic experience, expertise, and practical application.
Founded in 1973, our MS in Cosmetic Science is globally recognized as one of the country’s oldest cosmetic science graduate programs. Our innovative programs help prepare students today to gain knowledge of cosmetic science that help them develop as industry leaders for tomorrow.
Students and faculty of UC Online’s Cosmetic Science program represent some of the world’s leading cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies. Students can network with working professionals from notable brands, including:
Earning a Cosmetic Science Degree is a great career choice for those interested in the science behind creating personal care and beauty products. Many students come from large cosmetic companies with chemistry or engineering degrees. Other students come from non-science majors such as business and marketing interested in learning more about the science behind the products.
A graduate degree in Cosmetic Science can help those looking to advance or grow their careers in cosmetics and personal care.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University of Cincinnati is an Ohio Public Institution, and each of its programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).
The University of Cincinnati Online’s programs continues to rank among the best in the nation by U.S. News Rankings, a leading rankings site for education. Notably, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy was recently ranked 30th in the country for US pharmacy schools.
A Cosmetic Science degree can help open up employment opportunities in cosmetic, personal care, chemical, pharma, and associated testing organizations. Given the scope and success of this growing industry, cosmetic science careers that benefit from the program include:
The UC Cosmetic Science faculty has the corporate experience, expertise, and practical application necessary to train award-winning students.
“Joining the cosmetic science program at the University of Cincinnati was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I have made in my career as a cosmetic chemist. The College of Pharmacy has a long legacy of innovation and will continue to be a pioneer in pharmaceutical and cosmetic science education.”
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The MS in Cosmetic Science program is typically completed in 6 to 9 semesters or 2 to 3 years based on taking 2 courses per semester, which is the average pace.
For the MS in Cosmetic Science program, a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or foreign equivalent is recommended.
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