Cosmetic science is a multidisciplinary science rooted in bioscience, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, microbiology, toxicology, and imaging, measurements, and modeling. Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of cosmetic science and will open up opportunities in cosmetic, personal care, chemical, and even pharma companies and associated testing organizations.
Whether you are a dermatologist, MD, scientist, researcher, chemist, or even a scientific-driven marketer learning about the science of the field, a master’s degree in cosmetic science will put you on a trajectory for success in a booming industry.
Growth and career opportunities in this field are exciting. The cosmetic and personal care industry is expected to grow from a $500 billion dollar industry in 2020 to a trillion-dollar industry by 2030.
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Given the scope and success of this growing industry, cosmetic science careers that benefit from the program include:
Students and faculty represent some of the leading cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical companies in the world including:
“I loved the program and was able to take away a lot of useful information that related directly to my career choice. I use the information I obtained in this program on an almost daily basis.”
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.
Please visit the Admissions Requirements page for more information.
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