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Continuing Education Programs in Cosmetic Sciences 

Education for Graduates in Cosmetic Sciences

Programs leading to the Master of Science degree with specialization in Cosmetic Sciences are offered at several institutions, usually under the College of Pharmacy. Graduate study candidates must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree with a major in pharmacy or in one of the physical, chemical or biological sciences.

Course work, in general, covers in-depth study of raw materials; the principles in the formulation and development of products; microbiology; and a study of the process and equipment employed in the manufacture of products. Some programs, such as those offered at St. John’s University, include “career experience in cosmetic science” where students have the option of rotating through the various laboratories of a nationally known cosmetics company.

Education Programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management