To serve the needs of the large population of cosmetic science professionals in the New York metropolitan area, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences offers a Master of Science in Cosmetic Science.
This program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was introduced in 1982 as a Master of Arts in Science with a concentration in Cosmetic Science. The current name, Master of Science in Cosmetic Science, more accurately reflects its scientific content. This program continues to fulfill the needs of those responsible for creating commercial products in the cosmetics, toiletries, and fragrance industries. It enables practitioners to learn the latest advances in their field and helps students to develop the skills necessary for senior assignments in the cosmetics industry. It is also geared to technologists aspiring to supervisory roles in the laboratory or plant. For those without industrial experience, the program can launch a career in the cosmetic industry.
Admission requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in an allied science (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmacy); this baccalaureate degree must include a two-semester sequence of Organic Chemistry. The general Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores must also be submitted along with three letters of recommendation. A minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent is required for applicants whose native language is not English.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.