Careers: Master of Science in Cosmetic Science

April 01, 2023
May 08, 2023
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Summer 2023 Information Session

Listen in while program director Dr. Ananth Kavssery discusses the program, curriculum, work-life balance, and online school.

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What You Can do with a Master’s Degree in Cosmetic Science

Cosmetic science is a multidisciplinary science with roots in bioscience, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, microbiology, and toxicology, and imaging, measurements, and modeling.  Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of cosmetic science and this 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 a 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.

Given the scope and success of this growing industry, cosmetic science careers that benefit from the program include:

  • Clinical Testing and Instrumentation
  • Consumer affairs
  • Cosmetic Chemists and Scientists
  • Cosmetic Technology
  • Fragrance Formulation and Testing
  • Hair Care Scientist
  • Marketing
  • Product manufacturing and development
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Research and Development
  • Skin Care Formulation

Students and faculty represent some of the leading cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies in the world including:

  • L’Oréal
  • Unilever
  • Estée Lauder
  • P&G
  • Johnson & Johnson
Masters in Cosmetic Science Graduate Testimonial
“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.”

Tiffany O.
MS Cosmetic Science Graduate