Course offerings are designed to provide students with the know-how to develop cosmetic and personal care products that delight consumers and improve quality of life. These include the physiology and pharmacology of pertinent therapeutic or the benefit systems of skin and hair, as well as those associated with approved OTC drug categories.
Course offerings also cover the underlying physical, biophysical, colloidal and interfacial chemistry and formulation science of skin and hair cosmetic products, and OTC drug products.
Additional topics addressed in course offerings include:
A concentrated one-week hands-on laboratory formulation session at the University of Cincinnati is also an option.
For more information on required classes and electives please, review a sample of our curriculum.
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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.
Please visit the Admissions Requirements page for more information.
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