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Article by: Perry Romanowski

We frequently get asked her on Chemists Corner about training programs in the cosmetic industry. So much so that we created our own, online training course that you can learn more about here. Practical Cosmetic Formulatingcollege-of-pharmacy

However, there are many other options for increasing your education about cosmetic science. These include programs ranging from four-year university degrees to one-hour online seminars. We’ve compiled a list of all the cosmetic science training programs we could find from around the world.

Cosmetic Science Undergraduate Degrees

The University of Toledo offers an undergraduate program in cosmetic science. You will learn from industry experts and get 2 years of formulation training in a lab. You’ll also be required to complete an internship program. A good place to start for anyone who is just going to college and knows they want to be part of the cosmetic industry.

Cosmetic Science Advanced Degrees

University of Cincinnati On-line degree program focusing on design, evaluation, and control of cosmetic products. Nationally acclaimed Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with emphasis in Cosmetic Science on-line. Lectures are offered asynchronously over the internet to accommodate the work and travel schedules of those who wish to take courses without distracting from current employment. Requires some visits to Cincinnati.

Fairleigh Dickenson — M.A. in Science (Cosmetic Science Concentration). Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences offers a Master of Arts in Science with a concentration in Cosmetic Science. This concentration, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was implemented in 1982 with the support and approval of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Today, FDU’s Cosmetic Science 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 advanced skills that can lead to senior assignments in the cosmetics industry.

Long Island University (US) -M.S. in Pharmaceutics – The graduate program in cosmetic science provides an appropriate blend of course work in the areas of chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology and pharmacy. These disciplines are coupled with their applications to the development and formulation of cosmetic products, and will serve to help the student to function more effectively in the cosmetic industry.

University of Rhode Island (US) – M.S. in Pharmaceutics – Not focused on cosmetic science but they do have a course in it.

Rutgers (US) – MBS Personal Care Science program – The goal of the program is to educate students in the essential skills and tools relevant to the Personal Care (Cosmetic), Consumer Health Products, Pharmaceutical and Speciality Chemical industries. Students will be taught the fundamentals and applications of personal care chemistry, food science, process engineering and science and will receive training in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology, ethics and entrepreneurship.

Singapore Polytechnic – Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science – The curriculum for this course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of chemistry before they embark on subjects that have strong emphases on applications. Areas of applications such as sensory training for perfumery, fragrance creation, formulation of cosmetic products, cosmetic science as well as the marketing and business aspects in these disciplines will be some topics covered in the curriculum.

De Montfort University (UK) – Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science
BSc (Hons). Program provides knowledge and skills about formulation, manufacture and evaluation of products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and toiletries industry. Delivered by a team of subject experts, the courses are designed in the first year to deliver subjects such as chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology, which give the scientific background. Formulation, through a comprehensive course in compounding, and process technology are also introduced.  3 -4 year full time study required.

London College of Fashion (UK) – Here you can achieve a BSc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science. This is a full-time, undergraduate level program that is designed to take 3-4 years to complete. This course is good if you wish to enter the industry as a formulating scientist in research and development, although you will be equipped to pursue a variety of careers in the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry (e.g., in product manufacturing, marketing and technical sales). It is sponsored by the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association.

Monash University (Australia) – Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. Learn how to formulate, design and evaluate pharmaceuticals. The formulation science and chemistry knowledge graduates gain makes them suited for careers developing, cosmetics, foods, agricultural chemicals, veterinary products, paints and inks and many such consumer goods.

Somalwar Academy Education Society (India) – Offers a four-year bachelor of cosmetic technology. The course gives training in Cosmetic Formulation, Manufacturing, Analysis and Marketing. Industrial training and Educational tour are two essential components of the course. Graduate in Cosmetic Technology can seek jobs in Production / Marketing / R&D in cosmetic companies.

EFCM Program (France) – Offers a limited number of students that opportunity to learn fragrance and cosmetic formulating. 2 year program to achieve Masters of Science in Fragrance and Cosmetics or an MBA.

ISIPCA (France) – The Institut Supérieur International du Parfum offers programs in perfumery, cosmetics and food flavouring. Courses are in French.

Cosmetic Science Short Courses — Live classroom

Society of Cosmetic Chemists — Continuing education courses are taught around the United States but mostly focused on the New Jersey / New York area. Topics include all types of things relevant to the cosmetic industry including formulation, emulsions, surfactants, etc. The Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry course is taught by Perry Romanowski.

Montclair State University (US) – Consumer Product Science Short Course. A Consumer Product Science short course designed for early career professionals in the Fragrance and Consumer Household/ Personal Care Industries. Covers product formulation, ingredients selection, product evaluation and regulatory information.

Cosmetic Science Online Courses

Practical Cosmetic Formulating – Our very own program designed to introduce students to all aspects of the cosmetic industry with a focus on formulation. This 5-month program includes 9 modules which are done online and can be completed anywhere in the world. Includes a copy of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, a cosmetic science discussion forum, and direct access to the instructors.

Diploma in Cosmetic Science by Distance Learning (UK) – Produced by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. The course is modular in construction giving a flexible learning pattern but is expected to be completed within one year, though students may defer examination until the second year.

Institute of Personal Care Science (Australia) – Cosmetic product and personal care training Institute offering Diplomas in Personal Care Development, Promotion and Formulation. Industry approved training for the cosmetic formulators, marketers and personal care professionals of tomorrow. Diplomas are offered nationwide through Distance Education, so you can study to improve your career opportunities at a time and place that suits you; with the support of our industry professionals assisting you all the way.

Special4chem e-Training courses – They have a variety of cosmetic science topics such as Silicones, Natural ingredients, emulsions, make-up, etc. Webinars are typically 90 minutes long with a 30 minute question and answer session. Taught by leading industry experts.

Center for Professional Advancement– Cosmetic research and development training. Has both live classroom and online training options. Courses run from one- to five- days in length, include discussions, case studies, and group exercises and are taught by industry leaders who share their knowledge in an enthusiastic, interactive manner.

For more programs around the world, see this list put together by the IFSCC.

If you know of programs that we have missed, please leave a comment below or send us an email.

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About the Author

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

413 comments

  1. Tina

    I like to get ph.d in dermopharmacy.which countries do have students in this field with ph.d degree?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sorry I don’t know the answer to that but maybe someone here would.

  2. Tatiana

    Hello I’ve you article very helpful. I was searching for an university in USA that offer cosmetic science programs. I actually found two but how to know which one is the best.

  3. Dona

    Hello, i found your article really helpful. I’m currently searching for a course on skin lightening and anti-aging cosmetic formulations. I am interested in going into the industry, please could you recommend courses from Africa, Asia, or America? Many thank’s Perry.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sorry, I don’t know any courses specifically in skin lightening and anti-aging products. Our course covers some of that information. http://chemistscorner.com/members

  4. Carla Bekdash

    Hello,
    I am currently in my second year of EFCM masters seaking a phD in this same field, but I have a hard time finding any. Do you know any? Do you think it’s possible to apply for a phD program in the chemical engineering department taking cosmetics as my subject? (Since I have a BE in chemical engineering)

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not aware of any PHD programs in cosmetics. Yes, you can get a PHD in some chemistry subject and switch to cosmetics for a career.

  5. Perry Romanowski

    University of Cincinnati grants degrees in cosmetic science.

  6. Tamana

    Hi, I wanted to start a franchise for DIY natural skin care, whereby I could teach clients how to make their own skin care product using their fav ingredients. The issue is I need to have a Certificate to persue this project. I am looking out for an online certified course for this same. Could you please help me as to which course I should take ? Formulation or basic skin care ?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The SCS program listed above may help you.

  7. eva

    Hi, have you ever heard of Formula Botanica? I read that it is an online organic cosmetic science school? Is this correct? What are your thoughts on this school?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes. Some people have gone through their courses and have liked them. I haven’t taken their courses so can’t comment further. They are not the same as getting a university degree or even going through the industry recognized program from the SCS.

  8. Arne

    I’m interested in the Practical Cosmetic Formulating, but I’d like to know more on how the course is delivered? Just more inforamtion about the course would be great.

  9. Evita

    Hello Perry , i’m interested in taking your course but i cannot make payment since because i dont have a paypal account. Which other way can i pay ? i have a visa debit card though.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You can pay for the program using a debit card. Just follow the steps outlined on the Paypal page.

  10. lila

    Good evening! my name is Lila and I am from GREECE. I studied NURSING in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I would like to participate in a master’s degree in the subject COSMETOLOGY and more specifically the production of natural cosmetics. what you suggest me;Thank you in advance.

  11. Jessica

    Hello, I am very interested in getting a career as a cosmetic chemist. I am currently getting my bachelors degree in chemistry ACS and only have a year and a half left. Would the next step be getting my masters in cosmetic science?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You could do that or just start looking for jobs once you get your chemistry degree.

  12. Bala

    i am M.phil in physical chemisry ,i want to go in cosmetic industry, which course i have to do after doing M.phil

  13. Serena

    Hello! Thank you for these informations.
    I have two questions. I am going to get my Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, here in Italy. I would start a career in cosmetics and I would ask you any advices about it; masters or PDh could be useful? If yes, which ones?
    The second question: I was thinking about my future and I am quite confused, actually I don’t know very well what I want to do. I would like to know if there is a master or similar about the ingredients and raw materials in farmaceuticals and cosmetics, I intend a specialisation. I liked to know the actions and the effects of the substances I studied and so I was wondering how I could make my interest into a job.
    Thank you in advance!

    Serena

    1. Perry Romanowski

      A masters degree would be just as useful as a phd for the cosmetics industry

      Cosmetics are not supposed to have pharmacological effects so there aren’t any cosmetic courses that teach it. You could learn a lot about formulating from our course. http://chemistscorner.com/members

  14. Neha

    Hey
    I am neha pursuing my fourth year chemical engineering.I will be done with my BE by this year June.I am thinking whether to work or do my masters in cosmetic science.

  15. Kimie

    Hi Perry

    I am from Trinidad and Tobago, I am currently pursuing a business admin associates degree, I want to create my own lip balm and lipstick line. Would the practical cosmetic formulating online course be the best choice for me?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      If you want to learn how to formulate all kinds of different cosmetics then the class would be good for you. If you are interested in launching a line of lip balms and lipstick, it is probably more information than you really need. See our free report http://startacosmeticline.com

  16. Carle

    I’m interested in a career that uses organic food elements to manufacture cosmetic products……are there any colleges in the western and southern USA area that offer a science degree in cosmetic & nutrition biotechnology ?

    1. Carle

      ….or Eastern USA?

  17. Aishwarya

    Hi,
    I am Aishwarya, i want to pursue an advanced degree in Cosmetic science. And i am really interested in the ISIPCA efcm program but i doubt my profile is good enough. Can you please help me with that ? And honestly, should i opt for an advanced degree in chemistry or cosmetic science for a cosmetic chemist career ? I am a chemical technologist right now, studying in ICT, Mumbai.
    So my GPA is 3.5
    toefl 100
    i have four internships out of which one is in Cosmetic formulation.
    what other things do you think i need for entry in there.
    Thank you so much anyways.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      If you know you want to be a cosmetic chemist then getting an advanced degree in cosmetic science is probably more desirable.

  18. Rafał

    We are Warsaw College of Engineering and Health situated in the center of Warsaw. Bachelor (3 years), Master (2 years – one of specializations – Cosmetic Technologies, Applied Cosmetology, Aestetic Cosmetology, Podiatry) , Postgraduate studies in the field of cosmetology.

  19. fiqua

    halo i want to know if theres any university in Scandinavian country such as sweden, norway or findland which have cosmetic science major or perfumery or toiletries major? plase tell me if you know some , thankyou

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not aware of any Scandinavian programs but maybe someone who reads this will know something.

  20. Rakel

    Hi! I’m an spanish pharmacist very interested in a postgrade in dermopharmacy in another country. I prefer Australia but alzó Canada and USA. I don’t know how find this information.
    Thank you very much your help
    Regards

  21. Natalie

    Hi, do you know if there are any cosmetic science master program offering in Canada?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      There are no cosmetic science masters degree programs in Canada of which I’m aware.

      1. Andreanne B

        There is one, in Quebec, Canada, only available in french though!

    2. Line

      Seneca College in Toronto

  22. Ximena González

    Hi!
    I’m pursuing a masters programme in cosmetology, and found one that suits my profile taught at the ULB (Bruselles, Belgium)
    Please find link attached
    https://www.ulb.ac.be/facs/pharma/cosmetologie/index.html
    What are the comments and ranking on this programme?
    Is anybody studying this programme currently?
    Thank you!!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with it. Let us know how it is.

  23. Shevani

    Hey! I’m shevani from India… I’m doing Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering… I would like to pursue masters in cosmetic engineering… I want to know the list of colleges in US and Europe offering the course

    1. Perry Romanowski

      See the post above.

  24. Lee Bih Yun

    Hi, I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical chemistry in Malaysia. I am very keen to become a cosmetic scientist. Are there any good universities in Asian countries like Korea and Japan offering such course as Masters in science in Cosmetic Science?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not sure but perhaps someone reading this will be able to weigh in.

  25. sharareh

    Hello guys, I have a question. I want to study cosmetology as a freshman in Barcelona, but I can’t find a university or a college for study.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sorry, I don’t know of any programs in Barcelona.

  26. Iman

    hello, im an 18 year old student doing A Levels in college. I take 3 subjects, Math, Bio and Chem. I am interested in cosmetic science but most universities frm where im from dont offer cosmetic science as a course, probably the closest thing they offer is pharmacy/pharmacuteicals, which are more related and based on drugs than cosmetics. And is taking cosmetic science as a cource risky? As in, is it easy to get a job after graduation and earn a bit for a living? in addition to that, how long does learning this course take 3-4 years?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I think the best bet is to get a chemistry degree. You can then get a cosmetic job with that.

  27. Lydia Naadu Tawiah

    Hi Perry,
    I live in South Africa Cape Town, i would love to take part of your cosmetics training course, but i wanted to know,will you sent me the book to my mail or will you send the copy of the book through my house address.
    THANK YOU.
    FROM LYDIA.

  28. Tima

    Dear perry I just want to ask you about the avarge cost to study UK or France and if it’s able to study cosmatics if I’m a pharmactic

    1. Perry Romanowski

      That really depends on where you go. The price would be what the price of going to the University is.

  29. Jessica

    Dear Perry,

    I graduated from university 7 years ago with a degree in Humanities. Do you think it would be possible for me to get an advanced degree in cosmetic chemistry and become a cosmetic chemist?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sure, if you can get into the program. It’s not difficult to learn but you do need to have a background in chemistry or biology to get into advanced degree programs.

      1. Jessica

        Thanks for the reply!

        I’m taking some chemistry and biology courses at a community college this semester. Do you think that will be enough once I’ve finished those series?

        1. Perry Romanowski

          It may be enough. It really depends on the school or job.

  30. Sara

    Dear Perry,
    Can u plz tell me, if I passed through your practicale cosmetics formulation program, or ur natural cosmetics formulation program, will I receive any certificate to proof that I passed it ? Thanks

  31. Sara

    Dear Perry, will I receive a certificate or anything that will proof that I passed the program…thanks

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes. If you complete all the quizzes.

  32. Karolyne Vilela

    Hello,
    My name is Karolyne and I’m a chemical. I am finishing the master ship in analytical chemistry in 2 month, and I want so much make my own business and create cosmetic products. I live in Brazil and I can’t move out yet. What would be the best online course for me?

  33. sarkay

    Does the study of Cosmetic vary from country to country or we can choose a college depending on the courses offered ??

    1. Perry Romanowski

      It doesn’t vary from country to country.

  34. Srinivas

    Which is the best Organic cosmetics school??

    1. Perry Romanowski

      There really aren’t any organic cosmetic schools.

  35. manoj das

    Hello Perry I want to do a short term course in cosmetic manufacturing I am just 10+2 with science can you suggest me any institute in India.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with any cosmetic science courses in India. Sorry.

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  37. Lama Medakka

    hello, I am from Lebanon, I am an undergraduate student majoring in chemical engineering. I would like to continue my masters degree in a field related to cosmetics, herbs and perfumery in Germany . I want to know if there is such degree offered in Germany and in which universities.. please.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      None of which I know.

  38. Ankit

    I have done my Bachelor’s in Cosmetic Technology (4 Year Degree Course) Please tell me any program or university name in Canada for pursuing Master’s Degree.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with any in Canada.

  39. Maria

    Hello,
    i m italian pharmacy s student and i would like to take a Master in pharmaceutical and cosmetic science in Japan.I tryed to search some info on internet but their english websites are so poor . Do you know if they have Master s programs about it? i saw that in Tokio and Chiba they offer a courses but i m not sure.Can you help me? Thank you so much

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello – I’m not familiar with any Masters cosmetic science courses in Japan. Sorry.

  40. Kae Vista

    Hi! Good day! I just want to add, Centro Escolar University is the first University here in the Philippines and in Asia to offer the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Cosmetic Science 🙂

  41. Chaitanya

    Hello, i am Chaitanya from india..
    I am doing my bachelor’s degree in Cosmetic technology.. I want to do.my Master’s degree related to pharmacy.. Please guide me to the suitable pg course. Am i eligible for it?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      That will depend on the program you join. They’ll have a list of eligibility requirements.

      1. Chaitanya

        Yeah.. But that’s what i am asking.. I dnt know which programs.. So please kindly guide me 🙂 it will really help me.

  42. Amar Thakker

    I’m doing Bachelor of Cosmetic Technology in India (Amravati – Maharashtra) And I’m willing to do Masters in Perfumery in outer country, Can you suggest me any Details.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      All the programs I know are listed above.

  43. Daniel Le

    Hi i was wondering if there is a Master course for cosmetic science around California university if so which university offer this course

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I know that UCLA has some kind of cosmetic science program but I don’t think it is a Masters level.

  44. Ana

    Hello. I’d like to know what short course (maximum 1 year) or MBA from a distance, with good content about “organic cosmetics”. Could you tell me? Thank you a lot!

      1. kim

        Hi I noticed you had 2 courses available one practical and one natural. I am interested in natural formulations. I am a home formulator. Would you suggest both courses or just the natural one.

        1. Perry Romanowski

          For a more well-rounded education I would suggest you start with the Practical Cosmetic Formulating course. http://chemistscorner.com/members This one gives you all the background information you need to formulate any type of cosmetic (including natural)

    1. Ij

      You could check out Formula Botanica. They offer several courses including an online organic skincare diploma.

  45. T

    I’m a senior at the University of Toledo majoring in Cosmetic Science. I’m wondering what graduate degree program would be suited for someone with a B.S.P.S. in Cosmetic Science

    1. Perry Romanowski

      That depends on what you want to do. If you want to become a cosmetic chemist you could look at the University of Cincinnati program.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the information.

  46. urmi

    hi, urmi again, also would like to know ,how your practical cosmetic formulation can help in practical terms, as in everything is online, how do we actually practically do it.
    the products ,the materials needed everything.
    thanks
    regards
    urmi

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes, everything is done online. It gives you the information about equipment, raw materials, formulations and testing that you need to create formulas yourself.

  47. urmi

    hi, i am urmi from INDIA , i am an Master in Medicine and Srgery(MBBS) ,MD pharmacologist ,very much interested in starting my own cosmetic line. As i am also a blogger and beauty vlogger on youtube. After finishing my Doctorate,was wondering how could i go about learning formulations of cosmetics. I wanted to work for Loreal at thier r&D here in INDIA, but they told me ,there is no place for a pharmacologist at their R&D site as of now.
    they wanted someone with a formulations degree,so was looking for a good degree or course to start with. Do you have any suggestions.

  48. G

    University of Rhode Island no longer offers a cosmetic chemistry course

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the update.

  49. catherine bella

    pleaser can you tell me a collage that offers a short corse 6-12 months on how to make my own natural products for hair and skin based on natural oils. pleasee l really need this….

    1. Perry Romanowski

      There really isn’t anything like that since you can’t make too many natural cosmetics using only natural oils. But you might find our natural cosmetics course helpful.

  50. Hina

    Hello,

    If I would like to apply to University at Cincinnati’s Cosmetic Science graduate program, what should I major prior to applying at their undergraduate college?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I would say Chemistry

  51. Dafna

    Hi! I´d like to know if you will be offering the chemist´s corner course this year, and if so, when. Or can I start on a date of my own choosing? Would I need any materials? Are there pre-requisits for the class?
    Thanks!

  52. McKenzie

    I am currently a chemistry major at the University of Cincinnati with plans to go to grad school. I would like to go into the cosmetic/personal care field after grad school, but I do not want my graduate degree specifically in cosmetic chemistry. What degrees would you recommend that would be helpful in the personal care field?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Pharmacology, Chemical Engineering, and Organic Chemistry would be good choices if you don’t want to focus on cosmetic science.

  53. Wiza Rick

    Helllooo…. plz what is the tuition fee for pharmaceuticals and cosmetology at the university of cincinnati

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I do not know but I think it is about $700 a credit hour.

  54. maryam

    would you please help me for finding PhD course in science chemistry ?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      There are no PhD courses in the cosmetic industry as far as I know.

  55. alexandra

    Hi there,
    I have virtually no experience with the field of Science coming from an Arts background, but I am an entrepreneur. I’m looking for an introductory course that could teach me about stabilizers used within organic and herbal formulations. Can you suggest one for me? I am temped to take your course as well. Do you discuss topics along these principals as well? Thank you!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Our course on formulating cosmetics would be good for you as would our Natural Formulating course.

  56. wiza

    Good day….pls can I get a masters degree in pharmaceuticals or cosmetic science with my degree in biochemistry

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes. Check out the University of Cincinnati

  57. sampurna sen

    hello. i’m doing my graduation in cosmetic technology from nagpur, India. i want to know if there are any institute in India that offers masters in cosmetic technology in correspondence.
    and if i do masters in correspondence, can i then opt for phd in abroad (UK and US preferablly). please provide me above informations.
    thank you
    regards.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I do not know of any. But perhaps someone reading this post would know.

  58. D Presents

    Hello,

    Is there masters/mba program that offer course on cosmetic manufacturing? Courses that prepare future owners in the cosmetic manufacturing industry.

    thanks,
    D

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Not really. The University of Cincinnati program teaches you cosmetic science. You could get most of the information you would need from there.

  59. tofa

    Hello,
    I am very interested to take your course but I like to know how many times I can call to ask questions? Is there a time frame from the time I start the course? Can I finish the course on my own pace? For how long do I have an access for the course?

    Best regards,
    Tofa

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Once you begin the course you can email me questions as often as you like. Yes you can finish the course at your own pace. You have access to the course for as long as you need.

  60. Tiara

    What college courses should I take in order to become a Cosmetics Chemist?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Mostly chemistry. The ones that were most helpful were Beginning Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Instrumental Analysis is also helpful.

      1. Tiara

        Ok, thank you.

      2. Rosie Altizan

        i thought pharmacutical was for pharmacy occupations for medicine? so is chemistey and pharmaceuticala what and what in terms of credit towards the cosmetic science requirements for a cosmetic chemist career?

        1. Perry Romanowski

          Often schools have cosmetic programs under their pharmacy school. If you want to be a cosmetic chemist having a degree in chemistry is typically the better route to go.

  61. Dichen Sherpa

    Dear Sir,
    I am a Pharmacy graduate and currently working as a medical representative. but i seriously want to change my career line and want to pursue my dreams on becoming an entrepreneur in cosmetic world. But I don’t know how to go about it neither can I find any consulting firm in Northeast India to go about it. I am lost as such how to be-gain. It’s not like I can start my own line of cosmetic brand right now. Please let me know what should I do. Some guidance from you would be very helpful. Looking forward for your response.

  62. Pinkpearls

    I graduated from Stony Brook University with a Biochemistry degree in 2010 and I am interested in the cosmetic chemistry world. My only concern is that I do not have a lot of lab experience and the only experience I have is of 3 months (volunteered for a research lab and it was on cancer cells). My question would be, how can I get my foot into the entry level compounder positions maybe so that I can build some experience before applying for a graduate program.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I got a degree in Biochemistry. See our Career page for advice on getting into the industry.

  63. Aidee García

    Hey! I’m studying in Mexico the eighth semester of QFB (pharmabiological chemist) & I want to make a degree about cosmetology or/and dermopharmacy; I’ve seen the program of the University of Barcelona & the one of the Fashion Institute of New York (focused on marketing). I want to study in another country because in Mexico we only have a 180 hours certified, I want to make a master, work in the industry & then make my own bussines. I talk in English & French. I love the while process, since the formulation to the marketing. Which option do you think is the best for me?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Well the ones you mentioned are good. The U of C program is excellent too.

      1. Muhammad Tanvir Rahman

        Dear Perrry, thanks to all these information, but u didn’t mentioned the cost of programs. Please mention the cost of programs.

        1. Perry Romanowski

          The costs vary. I don’t have information on all of them.

  64. Dimitris

    Hello there,
    i am a pharmacist and i am really interested to enrich my knowledge in cosmetics formulation. I ve made a brief research in master degree programs but i am not sure which one fits me the best. Can you pls help me by suggesting unis ( round europe)
    DK

    1. Perry Romanowski

      All the courses I know of are listed above.

  65. Irxhana

    Hi Perry!
    Im from Albania and i just got my bachelors degree in Chemistry , i would like to study abroad cosmetic chemistry . i would prefer Germany or France . Are there any courses there? and are they in english?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The only ones I’m aware of are the ones listed here.

  66. Ann

    Hi Perry!

    I’m a recent graduate from the University of the Arts London majoring in Cosmetic Science and currently would like to further my education with a master degree. However, I’m not quite sure what major should I take. I want to be a product manager in cosmetic industry in the future. Do you think should I take a MBA or management course? or actually a BSc degree is enough to work in this position through experience?

    please advice

    Ann

    1. Stephanie

      Hai Perry,

      My name is Stephanie. I’m a Pharmacist. I made liquid body wash as my final project in order to get my Bachelor degree. Your information helps me so much. But none of the University suitable for the list of my country Scholarship program. I would like to ask you some favor to update your information related cosmetic science program around the world. I’m looking for master degree scholarship for cosmetic science.

      thank you in advance

      regards,
      Stephanie

      1. Perry Romanowski

        Hello Stephanie,

        All the programs of which I’m aware are listed above.

  67. LK

    Hello Perry
    I’m science in appiled chemistry student. I’m looking for cosmetic chemist course ( Master degree ). Right now, i have to choose the major including Industrial major and Material major. I want to know that.. To enter master degree in cosmetic chemist, am i have to graduate from Material major?
    PS. I’m interested in University of Cincinnati for master degree course.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Material science would be useful but you could get an industrial major too.

  68. sonya

    Im study Biology in indonesia, can I study to cosmetic science after graduate from biology major ? Because I feel cosmetic and beauty is my passion

  69. Alvin

    Hi, Im pharmacist and im interest in cosmetic.
    could i find master program for cosmetology in Singapore? thx

  70. Sarah

    Hi, I am looking for schools in either Virginia or the UK near Oxford or Cardiff(anywhere else in UK is fine too) to help me in my quest for a degree in Chemistry to help with becoming a Cosmetic Chemist.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You can get a Chemistry degree in almost any university. That would be the first place to start.

  71. payam

    Hi
    I’m chemical engineering , i have near 10 years experience about cosmetics field ( most of these experiences are at engineering sector of cosmetics factory ) , i want improve my knowledge at cosmetics in Canada , can you help me for find the best way for it .
    thanks a lot .

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’d suggest you get involved with the SCC Ontario chapter.

  72. Fola

    Hi Perry,

    Thank you for this useful blog post.

    I am a black woman who has recently developed a passion for hair care, natural hair care to be specific, and I am very interested in understanding and hopefully, developing a range of products to suit my hair type.

    I am a Chemical Engineer based in the UK with no previous experience in cosmetics. I have mixed a few products but with my scientist brain, I want to understand more about formulation and product development. My question to you is if you think your course is sufficient to teach me all I need to know to get started or would you recommend the course based in the UK? In short, do I need a diploma or would a course like yours cover the chemistry and practical side of things.

    Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You do not need an official diploma to get started if your desire is to create your own beauty products. Our program would be an excellent place to start. http://chemistscorner.com/members

  73. M.

    Hi
    Iam a pharmacist
    I want to do master degree in cosmetology
    .. pharmaceutical product from cosmetic point of view. ..
    Where can I find it ???

    I would like it to be in UK
    Is it available or not ???
    Thanks

    1. Perry Romanowski

      See the SCS program mentioned above.

  74. SALAH BOUKRAA

    Hello Dear sir
    it’s a pleasure for me to write to you to ask for a piece of advice.
    I am interested in cosmetic products that’s why I decided to study chemistry, i have just finished my 1 st year (bachelor) but some one advised me to study chemical engineering , and other advised me to study pharmacy as cosmetic products come under pharmaceuticals

    now i am really confused pls help me.
    saleh

  75. nastaran

    Hi, i wounder if this filed have PhD degree in any university around the world? i finished my master degree in organic chemistry recently so i look forward to continue in cosmetic science? is it possible ???!!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I don’t know of any PhD programs in cosmetics.

      1. Tejasvini Lodhi

        Yes it is possible in LAD & SRP Collage, Seminary Hills , Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

  76. darshni

    hi perry ,
    im going to complete my bachelors degree in pharma within 9 months and want to pursue MS in pharmaceutics specialization is cosmetic science in usa …can you suggest any college that offers the above mentioned course ….im from india…………

    i have studied cosmetic formulation for 1 semester for various products so i kind of have a background for cosmetic science…

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The only courses I know of are listed in this article.

  77. Tri

    Hi Perry, I am a cosmetologist starting my own cosmetic line and want to be hands on with the formulation process. I am interested in a degree in cosmetic chemistry in orlando florida. Could you point me in the right direction.. also…can I take your course or is the degree mandatory?
    Thanks!

  78. katerina

    Hello!such a helpful article!
    I just got my degree in Aesthetics and Cosmetology in Technological Educational Institute of Athens,Greece but I would like to continue my studies in the field of cosmetology and cosmetic chemistry…Ideally I would prefer a disstance program so that I won t have to move,but I have the ability to leave my house for a month or two..What would you suggest?
    Also,is it viable to take up an mSc in cosmetic science if I haven t a degree in chemistry?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      It really depends on your end goal. If you want to learn about cosmetic formulating you might check out our course. http://chemistscorner.com/members

      If you want to get a degree, you might check with the SCS in the UK. I think they have a longer online program.

  79. Amelia Lynn

    A question for you and anyone who would know. First, I already have an undergrad degree in business and am currently finishing my second undergrad degree in chemistry. I am looking into the ECFM program based in France and I was wondering how it works, if you have any ideas. I read on their site that it is 2 years for 2 separate degrees, first year in Versailles, France for the cosmetics master and second year in Padua, Italy for the business master. Would anyone know if I can just do the first year in France and not the second year in Italy? I really just want the master in cosmetic chemistry, I am moving to France in one year from now. Thank you for any answer or ideas!

  80. Atoussa

    Hello
    I studied molecular biology (B.Sc) and I’m getting master in biochemistry,
    I work as a researcher in a cosmetics company and so interested in contiuing my education in field of cosmetics
    which program would you suggest?
    Thank you

  81. Rachel

    Dear Perry,

    I have the option of taking a BSc 2.2 in general science degree or a pass grade in BSc Chemistry degree I wanted to get into cosmetic chemistry and don’t know what I should do. Should I do a masters? And if so which degree would be more beneficial in potential job prospects?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The chemistry degree would be more beneficial if you wanted to get into the cosmetic industry.

  82. Sona

    I have done Bachelors engineering in Biotechnology & diploma course in Cosmetics.
    Currently working as a product development chemist. I want further study in cosmeceuticals. Which course should i prefer?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      See the University of Cincinnati program.

  83. Muzamil Rashid

    Hello sir, i have done M. Pharma Pharmaceutics from India. I am looking for one year diploma ( or six month diploma) in Cosmetic science. Plz let me know the same…..

    1. Perry Romanowski

      See the post above.

    2. Mahmud

      Go for PGDPCM 2 years course at VG Vaze College (as known as kelkar college), Mulund (East)

  84. crystal

    Is there any school that offers undergraduate cosmetic science online, I work in the beauty industry but do not have a degree however, I am highly interested in Cosmetic Science. Is there any program that can offer what I need to complete for this degree?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The University of Cincinnati does.

  85. Ali

    Dear Perry;
    Thank you very much for your useful information. I’m studying chemistry in Iran for B.s and I want to know about the perfumery course around the world which offers scholarships. I would be really appreciate your help if can help me.
    Regards;

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Ali,

      Sorry I do not know of any scholarships. Contact the courses above and see if they do.

  86. Ij

    Hello Perry. Thank you for such an insightful article! I’m an African pharmacy graduate and I’m interested in starting up my own cosmetic company later in my country. UC’s curriculum appears very educative but I’d like something full-time&on campus, not online. I found Rutger’s Psm in personal care science interesting as it contains business modules useful to intending entrepreneurs but I don’t know good it is in the area of cosmetic science. As a professional, which of d courses in ur article would u recommend? Thanks in anticipation of ur helpful reply, Perry.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The Rutger’s program is likely good. Another good option is Fairleigh Dickenson

  87. Valerie Gallaway

    Is there any reason you didn’t include the University of Toledo in your list? In the Fall of 2013, Dr. Gabriella Baki started a new program: a Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a major in Cosmetic Chemistry. Since you’ve been a guest lecturer at UT, I thought you would have included the only Bachelors degree program in existence in the U.S.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The reason is because this post was written in 2010 and the University of Toledo program didn’t exist. I haven’t really updated the post since then & rely on people to post any program that we might have missed in this comments section. Eventually, I’ll do an update.

  88. SANDY

    Hi,

    Does anyone know any Cosmetic Science Programs in Northern California?

    Thank you!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I would suggest you contact the California SCC. I know there are a few people there that work with a college and produce some cosmetic science classes. https://www.caliscc.org/index.php

  89. Vienna

    Hi,

    I’m now taking a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering and I’m considering to take a Master Degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Sciences. I’m thinking about applying to EFCM however considering the job prospects, is it better compared to the universities in the US like FDU?

    Thank you.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I think they are probably equal in terms of a resume. But you would likely make better job connections at the FDU.

  90. Anny

    Hello,
    I have an admit from Rutgers MBS program, Fairleigh Dickinson cosmetic science program as well as long island university Ms in pharmaceuticals with concentration in cosmetics. What would be a better option considering job prospects?
    Thanks,
    Anny

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Anny – I think the Fairleigh Dickinson program would be the best option of those three.

      1. Anny

        Thank you!
        So in your opinion it is better to do the course at fairleigh. I’m am international student. Keeping that in mind will fairleigh course still be better over the Rutgers one?

        1. Shelby

          Hi Perry,

          I am interested in hearing your thoughts on this comment as well. I am also admitted to both Rutgers and FDU and trying to decide which would be a better fit in terms of course work and job connections. I want to be involved with product development with more emphasis on sensory and claims substantiation than formulation. However, I still want to understand the science behind the cosmetics so I can make informed decisions and produce top quality products.

          Thank you

          1. Perry Romanowski

            Hello Shelby – I think the FDU program is a bit more established and tied in with more industry contacts. This would probably be the better choice for your interests.

  91. Danielle

    hi Perry

    i really need your help. i have recently finished my A levels and i studied Maths Physics and Chemistry. i applied to de montfort university and londin college of fashion but did not meet the requirements. do you know anywhere else i can study cosmetic science.

    Danielle Zinyengere

    1. Danielle

      hi Perry

      our other problem is finance, so if you could advise me on what route to take. I come from Zimbabwe.

      regards
      Danielle Zinyengere

      1. Perry Romanowski

        Hello Danielle – unfortunately, I don’t really know what to tell. What is your specific problem?

        1. Danielle

          we are struggling to come up with the funds for DMU and LCF. If i do pharmacy will i still be on the right road?

    2. Perry Romanowski

      Hello – The list of all the programs I know are in the post above.

  92. Prin

    Dear Dr. Perry,

    Hi! I’m an incoming college freshman. There is no cosmetic science course here in my country. Do aspiring cosmetic chemists really need to gradate from such course in order to be proficient and competent in that field of specialization? I want to formulate cosmetic products or make my own skin care line someday. Do you think a BS in Chemistry with Materials Science Engineering or a BS in Chemical Engineering will Suffice? Which do you think is better? Also, do you have an idea of how much will an MS in Cosmetic Science at FDU will cost me?

    Thanks in advance for your time!

    Regards,
    Prin

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Prin,

      To formulate and start your own line it is not crucial to get a chemistry degree. You can become a cosmetic chemist with a degree in the ones you’ve mentioned. I believe the MS in Cosmetic Science at FDU would run around $35,000 US but I don’t know for sure. Good luck!

  93. BRUNET Pauline

    Dear M. Perry Romanowski,
    My name is Pauline Brunet. I am a French student currently doing my internship in cosmetics for my third year of engineering school (Agroparistech School, bac+5). I am very interested in your « Cosmetic Science Short Courses ». Is it possible for me to follow them ? How can I register ? How long these courses are ? And how much does it cost ?
    Thank you for your help,
    Best Regards,
    Pauline Brunet

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Pauline – We are re-opening the cosmetic science short course in April. You can get more information by signing up for our free newsletter here.

  94. lely

    Hi Perry,

    do you have recommendation university in Germany for cosmetic science. I have plan to move to germany and continue my study there but i didnt know which uni that has cosmetic science. thank you

    lely

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello – I’m not familiar with any programs for cosmetics in Germany.

    2. Dibadu

      Hi lely!

      There are some cosmetics programs in Germany. For all of them you need to speak German though. Here are two known to me:

      Bachelor level: Technologie der Kosmetika und Waschmittel at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences http://www.hs-owl.de/fb4/studiumfb4/tkw.html
      They teach there not only cosmetics, I’d say, household chemistry in general, cosmetics among them. It is the only school for cosmetics studies at bachelor level in Germany.

      Master level: Kosmetikwissenschaft at Hamburg university http://www.uni-hamburg.de/campuscenter/studienangebot/studiengang.html?1369738376

  95. Lisa

    Hi Renate,
    I just want to know if you have some contact professor in Cesif to realize an internship in this university in formulation cosmetic.

    Thanks

  96. Renate Lozno

    Hi Perry
    I studied a Masters in Barcelona Spain in Cosmetic and dermopharmacy. The school is called CESIF its a really good masters program

    1. Emilia

      Hi Renate
      I’ve recently graduated with Bpharm degree and I’m very interested in the Masters degree you’ve completed!
      Is the course available in English?
      What sort of career path would this degree open you up to?

  97. DARSHAN SUGANDHI

    Hi Perry,
    I aspire to pursue an undergraduate degree in fields related to Fragrance, Flavors and Perfumery. Are they related to Cosmetology.
    Which colleges should i look on for?
    Thankyou.

  98. DARSHAN SUGANDHI

    Are Cosmetic studies and Perfumery studies the same?
    If so, I would like to pursue an undergraduate degree in the same.
    Which course and university would be the most suitable for me.?
    Please help.
    Thankyou.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes, they are similar. As far as which university, just see the ones in the post above.

    2. Aishwarya Nayak

      Hey! I’ve been looking for the exact same course.. But haven’t found any! Let me know if you come across a college or university offering this program. You can email me at nayak_aishwarya@hotmail.com
      Thank you

  99. Ij

    Hello Perry. Thank you for such an insightful article! I’m a pharmacy graduate from Nigeria and I’m interested in starting up my own cosmetic company later in my country. UC’s curriculum appears very educative but I’d like something full-time&on campus, not online. I found Rutger’s Psm in personal care science interesting as it contains business modules useful to intending entrepreneurs but I don’t know good it is in the area of cosmetic science. As a professional, which of d courses in ur article would u recommend? Thanks in anticipation of ur helpful reply Perry.

  100. Dobromira

    Hello,
    My name is and I’m from Dobromira Bulgarian national 2014 graduated as Bachelor “biology.” I intend to continue their education through a PhD in the USA., but it’s hard to choose universitet. Know which universities offer a doctorate in the field of “cosmetic science.” Thank you in advance!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      See the programs above.

  101. Daniele Camacho

    Hi There, I’m brasilian, I’m gratuated in pharmacy, and I’d like to study more aboud cosmetics. Where do you think is easier to join? I have a portuguese passport, I think with it could be easier.. thank you!

  102. Nandy

    Hi Perry,
    I have been working as a cosmetic chemist for about a year. I came directly from college and was blessed to be a great company. I purchased your book which helped me tremendously. I’m looking to get an master’s degree and would prefer a degree in the science. I have been looking into the online master’s in cosmetic sciences from UC. I’m looking to get a degree that would catapult me to the next level hopefully to go from a small manufacturing company to a bigger company with higher pay. I was wondering how respected is the Online master in the cosmetic industry? And would you suggest something else?
    Best regards,
    Nandy

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The program from UC is one of the most respected in the industry. You wouldn’t go wrong getting a degree from there.

  103. rizki

    hi perry
    thank you for your information above.
    im from indonesia. i want to get master degree in cosmetic science abroad but i dont have fund enough for studying abroad. do you know some shcolarships about it? tell me please if you know. thank you

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You might check with the IFSCC

  104. Ashley

    Hi Perry
    I have visited your site many times and I am very inspired to become a cosmetic chemist. I will be graduating with a B.S. in Biochemistry this March and I wanted to know if I should go directly into my Masters for Cosmetic Science or try to get some work experience first? I am interested in applying to all of the programs in US and I was wondering if you know anything about how hard it is to get into any of these programs? I am 22 and would like to start my career as cosmetic formulator as soon as I can. My goal is to be a director in an R&D lab or product development manager.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful resource!
    Hope to hear from you soon/

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I would suggest you get a job in the cosmetic industry (you can with a BS in Biochemistry) then take the online Master of Cosmetic Science offered by the University of Cincinnati. That way you can work while completing your Masters.

      Good luck!

      Perry, 44

  105. tanya

    This is the information I have been searching for. I do not need a typical degree as I already have an M.S. and M.Phil. in Chemistry. This gives me just what I need!!! Thank you Perry as always!! You provide invaluable information and service!!

  106. Joy Ajama

    Hi Perry,
    Thank you for the post, it was really helpful. I graduate this year from undergrad program in Biological sciences and I am very interested in going into the cosmetic field. What school in America would you say has the best program for this. I liked University if Cincinnati but I think their MS program is only online which I don’t like.

    Your advice is highly appreciated and thanks in advance.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Joy,

      The Cincinnati program is not only an online program. You can do live courses too. And the Fairleigh Dickinson program is good too.

      1. Joy

        Hi Perry thank you for replying.

        Greenwich university in London has a masters program in formulating science which offers knowledge in the science of formulating new products, whether these are new pharmaceuticals or consumer care products, paints, foods or fuels.
        Since I am more interested in the cosmetic field, do you think it will be difficult for me to get a job with this degree in a cosmetic industry especially here in America.

        Thank you and thank you in advance

        1. Perry Romanowski

          Yes, you should be able to get an entry level job with a background in formulations. That should help give you a leg up.

  107. joy

    Hi, Mr Perry
    i like you blog so much , it is useful and makes me want to become a cosmetic chemist asap! im now 17 and im considering which university is better? between london college of fashion and De monfort university. im enrolling in next year and i cant find any useful help around to decide.
    look forward to your reply, im so grateful :))

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I think De Monfort might be better if you want to become a cosmetic chemist but both are good.

  108. Cristina

    Hello,

    I m a portuguese pharmacist facing a dilema. Cosmetics and their preparation are an old passion but I do have some problems formulating properly in order to start my own business, so I am considerating either one of two diferente courses: the SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science and the University of Siena´s International Master in Cosmetic and Technology. I ve read some comments in this website of yours about the SCS course but after exchanging a couple of e-mails with them about the course, it seems far too theoretical to give me the experience I need to formulate.
    I would honestly appreciate if you would take the time to answer me even though I do am aware that your website and your mini course and lessons are of great value and so helpfull.
    I thereby thank you for it.
    Best regards,
    Cristina

  109. Breana Caturano

    I am currently a college student in the US. I have a huge interest in working in the cosmetic chemistry field. Currently I am a sophomore with my declared major as BS in Chemistry. My school does not offer any cosmetic chemistry classes. From various research I have not seen many undergrad programs involving cosmetic chemistry. Am I heading in the right direction? Is there a certain grad school I should aim for? What is the best way for me to get my foot in the door for this industry?

  110. Stefano Manfredini

    The Specialization Course in Cosmetic Sciences (COSMAST) is a Post Graduation Course. Devoted to prepare the characteristic figure of a specialist in cosmetic science to specialize the graduate student with exclusive expertise in the area, which include all aspects: technology, formulation, regulatory, cosmetic chemistry, quality control, production, toxicology, microbiology, efficacy testing, marketing, design and business management. Founded in 1980 at the University of Ferrara, Italy, under the pressure of manufacturer asking for specialists, is probably the oldest post graduated course in the world. The course has partner initiatives at the University of Quito, Equador and at the Foundation Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice. It is issued in collaboration with the Italian Association of Cosmetic Industries (COSMETICA ITALIA, UNIPRO) and of the Italian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SICC). About 40 teachers coming from Academy (40%) Companies (50%) and Institutions (10%). The Course has specialized since its institution more than 700 professionals, now working in leading institution and companies worldwide.
    Number of participants: minimum 15 – maximum 20 per year, plus 2 seats reserved for students from countries outside the EU.
    Duration: Two years
    Credits: 88 ECTS
    Director: Prof. Stefano Manfredini

      1. Perry Romanowski

        I don’t know about the program so can’t give you mich advice. Sorry.

  111. Virginia

    Hello everyone!
    I am a 25 spanish student and I will do a Master in cosmetics this year here in Spain. Does anybody know if there is a possibility of doing a phD in this field in the United States?.

    Thank you very much.

    Regards.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I don’t think there are any specific Cosmetic PHD programs.

      1. Dajko

        Virginia, where in Spain (which faculty) will you do MS in cosmetics?

        1. Virginia

          Dajko,
          I will do the Master in CESIF.This is a private center of Master studies in Pharmacy which is placed in Madrid. The duration is 1 year and It is in spanish language.

  112. Dajko

    Hello Perry! I am wondering if there is any programmes in the field of cosmetics science (MS) in Canada?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with one but I know there was a university in the Toronto area who was working on one. Contact the Ontario chapter of the SCC.

  113. Dea

    You can find cosmetics science programme on Faculty of pharmacy in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    University study programme Cosmetology lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and comprises 180 ECTS. The academic title awarded to the students is “diplomirani kozmetolog (UN); dipl. kozmet. (UN)” (Bachelor of Cosmetology).
    I finished the second year of this programme and I really liked it. 🙂

  114. Lim En Ru

    Hello,
    I’m from malaysia and just after my O Levels. I’m interested in being a cosmetic chemist. May I know what shall I do if I were to go to De Monfort Unietsity or London College Of Fashion? Should i take my A Levels or SAM here first? Is a cosmetic chemist in demand here in Malaysia? Would I be able to work for non-local brands? Thank you so much !

  115. Minal

    Hi Perry,
    I have completed M.tech cosmetics Technology from Amravati University in 2009. After then i could not join the Job due to busy in family responsibility. But now i want to come back in my carrier ,can U suggest me how i get entry in cosmetics industries? or
    Which certificate course helpful to me ? suggest any one college in India who conduct certificate course or distance learning courses (any one best college in world)
    I am interested in R & D.
    Thank you! waiting for your reply!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Minal – Please see our series of posts about a cosmetic science career. That should help get you started.

  116. Sakshi

    Hello Perry!
    I am in the second year of Bachelor of Cosmetic Technology in Nagpur. I want to know which is the best college in world for post graduation in cosmetic technology.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Probably the University of Cincinnati program

  117. Shivani Jain

    Hi,
    I am in grade 12 studying in India presently. I have taken Physics, Biology and Chemistry as my main subjects.
    I wanted to know if there are any courses like Bachelors in Cosmetic Technology offered by colleges of Europe, UK, USA or Australia.
    In the future i want to go for setting up a firm for cosmetics. What are the apt bachelors degrees i can go for and what colleges offer them?
    RSVP

    1. Perry Romanowski

      All of the colleges that I know are listed in the post above.

    2. DARSHAN

      Want to do exactly the same. 🙂

  118. Mike

    Hello Perry ,

    I ve just finished my bachelor degree in biology and I have applied for the EFCM master ,cause as i read they also accept people with biology degree but they rejected me . I had on my CV 3 year laboratory experience in a molecular biology lab but nothing relevant with cosmetics. I would like to ask you if it’s worth waiting to apply again next year and meanwhile do some internship in a cosmetics company and maybe some workshops in perfumery .will I have more chances? And also I would like to ask you if you know what credentials the jury of efcm is expecting from candidates

    Thank you in advance

    Mike

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Mike,

      Doing an internship and then reapplying sounds like a good idea. Also finding out why they rejected your application would be a good idea.

      good luck!
      Perry, 44

  119. Soki

    Hey,
    How globally recognized is the ECFM degree? Also, I can’t seem to find an appropriate site that gives me enough information about applying, if you could help me that would be great. Thank you in advance.

    1. susan

      Have you ever found any information of EFCM

  120. Nikunj Bali

    Hello Perry

    I have done M.S. (Pharm) and now working as associate scientist in a derma company. Please guide me, any Ph.D programme or any course in cosmetics to know new technology in personal care. How to apply?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with any PHD programs for cosmetics.

  121. Bukola

    Helloooooooo, thanks a lot for all the information shared.
    I am a pharmacy graduate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
    I checked out the link that was posted by vishakha for Post Graduate Degree in Perfumery and Cosmetic Management (PGDPCM) at V.G Vaze college of Arts, Science & Commerce. I must say I was thoroughly impressed.
    My question is this;
    The tuition and other fees summed up to a total of 62,323 and 62,298 for the first and second year respectively. Please is this in dollars or Indian Rupees?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I do not know. You will have to contact them directly.

    2. arun mundra

      it’s in indian rupees… u have to convert it into dollar rate

  122. Diogo

    Hi Perry,

    I’m a pharmacist and I’ve done some research in dermopharmacy and cosmetics the past 2 years. I am looking for post-graduate/PhD programs in this subject, what (and where) can you recommend me?

    Best regards,

    Diogo

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The courses listed here are all the ones I know about.

  123. gudd

    Hi
    Am working with an agency that control cosmetics,please help me with information on relevant courses to take

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You should try our Complete Cosmetic Chemist program. Just click the “Training Program” button at the top of this page.

  124. alice

    hi Perry
    I have bachelor in Aesthetics and Cosmetology ( Greece)
    I was wondering what master in Cosmetology exist in Italy
    Thank you very much

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not familiar with any program in Italy.

  125. Carrie

    Dear Perry,

    I am holding a BSc in Chemistry and I’m thinking of pursuing an ECFM masters in cosmetic science in the future. As I am currently residing in Singapore, I am wondering if the Specialist Diploma in Cosmetic Science (1 year course) offered in Singapore Polytechnic is more recognized than the Diploma offered by SCS? Which diploma would allow me a better chance to gain entry to ECFM programme?

    Thanks for your help 🙂

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not really sure as I don’t know a lot of information about the Singapore Polytechnic

  126. Jessica

    Hello Perry,
    First off I must say I’m a huge fan of your website as well as all your endeavors including youtube, beauty brains, appearance of Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz, and ofc the juggling! Anyways I am a first year chemistry student in Trinidad and I’m interested in taking an online course in Cosmetic Science because my goal is to become a cosmetic chemist.Of all the online programs you mentioned above which one would you recommend most especially for someone who is a beginner.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Jessica,

      Thanks for the kind words! If you want a good beginning background in cosmetic chemistry our Complete Cosmetic Chemist course is excellent for that. Another good option is the one produced by the SCS (Society of Cosmetic Scientists).

      Hope that helps. Keep in touch.

  127. Zoubida

    Hi Perry,

    I’ll be graduated in Chemical engineering at the end of this summer. After that, I’ll come back to Morocco (country where I’m from) and I want to keep going my study with a cosmetic formation online. I want to work in cosmetic industry and improve my knowledges in this area. Do you think it’s possible to applied for the SCS school? What can you suggest me?

    Thank you

    Zoubida

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sure, you can apply for the SCS online program. Just fill out the appropriate information.

  128. Eirini

    Hello Perry !
    I have bachelor in Esthetics and Cosmetology, here in Greece (4 yrs).
    I’m interested in a master in cosmetology and i would like to study parfumery too.
    I need help !! I wait for your recommendations!
    I would prefer in Europe, but tell me also for worldwide!

    Thank you!!
    =)

    1. Perry Romanowski

      My suggestions are the ones listed in this post. I don’t know of any other programs.

  129. mary

    Hello Perry,
    I have M.Sc. in chemistry. I have worked 2-3 years in cosmetic and personal care products industry in R&D and Product development. I immigrated to canada and studied post graduate diploma in Pharmaceutical QC/QA hoping to find my favorite job.I am working in QA position for less than one year for now but not in cosmetic and personal care industry. My career goal is product development managmenet in cosmetic and personal care industry and i am interested in studying another master degree or diploma in Canada or USA or online. I took a look at different schools you provided in your website. The one that I like the most is Masters of Science in Fragrance and Cosmetics in France as I believe that studying in France is privilege of good education in this industry and better job opportunities in future (Please correct me if I am not right) . However, it is somehow impossible for me to move there with my family.
    Please help me to choose appropriate school in Canada or USA that after graduation I can have my favorite job offer.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello – The courses offered by the University of Cincinnati and Fairleigh Dickenson are both excellent options for you.

      1. Mary

        Hello,
        How about the SCS (UK) online diploma and Institute of Personal Care Science (Australia)?

        1. Perry Romanowski

          The SCS is a thorough program and is also a good choice. I’m not sure about the Australia based program.

  130. lee

    Dear Perry!

    I’m currently studying biomedical science in Australia
    and interest in perfume and especially cosemtic science.
    is it better to do Honours in pharmaceutical science??
    or could you pls give me some guideline after graduating biomed?
    I totally have no idea what to do.. ;(

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I would look through our Career section on this website for more advice. I’m not familiar with any of the programs in Australia.

  131. Abi

    Hi, can i please know if FDU, university of cincinnati and university of long island teach both cosmetics as well as perfumery?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      The focus of these programs is cosmetics although they do have courses in fragrance.

  132. Durga

    Hi Perry,
    I have done my graduation in Chemistry.
    I have 5 years of work experience in R&D Personnel care in FMCG industry.
    I am still working n want to upgrade my knowledge in this field.
    can you suggest the me the courses in India or part time.

    Thanks,
    Durga

    1. Perry

      See the list above. Our online training program is a great option because you can take it anywhere in the world at your own pace.

    2. Vishakha Ganu

      Dear Durga,

      The following courses are available in India:

      1. PGDPCM – Post-Graduate Diploma in Perfumery & Cosmetics Management.
      This is a 2 year, full-time intensive course involving 2 month-long industrial internship.
      The course is held in KET’s V.G. Vaze College, Mulund (East), Mumbai, India.
      This course can be done by “Fresh” graduates in Science discipline and by experienced (atleast 3 yrs) graduates in any Non-science discipline, for eg. Commerce, Arts etc.
      Applications open in the month of May.
      Following is the website:
      http://www.vazecollege.net/pgdpcmcourse.html
      I am currently in the first year of this course and am enjoying very good industry exposure, training and knowledge increase.
      I too have 3 yrs of experience in the FMCG industry and this course has very good recognition, our senioprs are in good positions in organizations like Unilever, L’oreal, Marico, IFF, Firmenich, Givaudan etc.

      2. M.Tech in Perfumery & Flavors.
      This is a 2 year, full-time course. It can be done only by B.Tech or B.E. or B.S. in chemistry-related subjects.
      This course is available in ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology), Matunga, Mumbai.
      This college is my Alma mater and is one of the best Institutes in the world, it enjoys superb recognition world-wide.
      This course is basically for those who wish to train themselves in the field of Fragrances and Flavors, rather than Cosmetics.

      3. M.Tech, Cosmetology
      This is again a 2 year, full-time course. It is available in LAD College, Nagpur University and in Amravati University.
      It is open only to students who have B.Tech or B.E. in chemistry-related subjects.
      Please check rest of the details on their respective websites.
      I am not much aware of their industry recognition.

      1. Durga

        Thank you Vishakha for your guidance….
        I was actually searching the courses in India which will help to uplift my knowledge.

        Regards,
        Durga

  133. oluwatosin usman

    hi perry, i”m a nigerian seeking full scholarship for postgraduate studies in cosmetic chemistry in new jersey, usa

  134. Mayank

    Hi Perry,
    LAD (India) is another college which offers graduate and masters degree in the cosmetics science.

    1. Perry

      Thanks Mayank!

  135. ogor precious

    Perry i want to become a para medical esthetician. I graduated Bsc. Biology.And i want to get a masters degree. I am confused i don’t which program to go for that’s in line and very close to esthetics .please reply.its urgent thanks

    1. Perry

      You can become a paramedical esthetician with a number of backgrounds, nurse, doctor, paramedic, cosmetologist, etc.

      1. ogor precious

        Perry please which university can i get a Masters in science (
        MSc ) degree in cosmetology in Canada. Thanks.please reply

  136. Selmina

    Thank you! This was really helpfull.

    Greetings from Sweden 😀

  137. Tejasvini Lodhi

    Hi Perry,
    I have completed Masters in Cosmetic Science Technology with 5.1 years of experience in Cosmetic formualtion, reaserch and development work in India.
    I am currently in Virginia and looking for job in this field, can you suggest any further education or course so that I can get easily jobs in USA (I have my EAD card ready).

    1. Perry

      The University of Cincinnati program or Fairleigh Dickinson program are great choices.

      1. Tejasvini

        Thanks a lot

  138. Fani

    Dear perry,

    Can you give me advice to take master in cosmetic science in asia?

    1. Perry

      These are all the programs of which I’m aware right now.

  139. Sharvik

    hi perry , i have completed a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy . What further courses would you suggest for getting into the food and cosmetic industry ???

    1. Perry

      Taking our training course would be a good idea if you want to get started in the industry. If you wanted to get an advanced degree, then the University of Cincinnati is a good choice.

  140. Monica Kwon

    Hello , I accidentely find this web-site ,

    actually it has really good information !!!!

    I already graduated “Cosmetic Engineering” 4-years course in Dae-gu Hanny University , KOREA

    that is Korea first and most famouse cosmetic major 🙂
    http://www.educoa.com

    hope this is pretty new information to you ,

    I have a question ,

    after I graduate university , I have 5-years job experience as cosmetic chemist in korea one of major OEM company but I want to get master degree in other worlds about Cosmetics ,

    in this case , which university are you recomend ???

    which are most famouse ????

    can I ask what can I do to go to L’oreal Lab ??? 🙂

    Thank you for reading , Thanks 🙂

    1. Perry

      The most widely known programs are the ones listed above. Consider the University of Cincinnati.

    2. Pat lee

      Hi Monica, I’m thinking about moving to Korea soon too. Perhaps I can ask for your contact? I have some questions to ask.

  141. Anh

    Hi Perry,

    Your website has been extremely helpful and the most informative about cosmetic science. I was wondering if you know anything about the ISIPCA program that combines with a Master’s in Marketing? It came up on my search and the program sounds interesting. I’m wondering what the reception for this program is like in the U.S., as I would ideally like to have my career here rather than abroad. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  142. uzair

    Hi , i want to enter into colour cosmetic manufacturing , and i am looking for a course which ends in about a year , and i want hands on education not a distance learning kindly suggest me a place .

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  144. Mikaela Hall

    Hi Perry,
    I would like to first thank you for putting together a go to site a reference for current and aspiring cosmetic chemist. Over the past year, this site served as the best starting point for my research in a quest to break into the industry.
    Over my matriculation through my undergrad, I have come the realization that the area that I would most like to specialize in is R&D, formulation, or engineering in nail polish. After many sleepless nights of online research I have come up with little to no information on how to attain more knowledge, experience, job or internship opportunities in this field. Do you have any references or advice as to where I should look or contact to get more info?

    Thank you again!!
    Mikaela

    1. Perry

      Check out our Career page. It has lists of all the articles we’ve done such as “where to find an internship” and other useful articles.

  145. Ella Robinson

    Hi there
    Great information, was wondering if there are any courses offered in New Zealand?
    Also are there any other masters programs in Australia?
    Thanks
    Ella

  146. Erin

    I’m new to the field and would like a webinar/online session about the basics: surfactants, formulation, etc

    1. Perry

      See our Training Program for this.

  147. Juli

    Hi Perry,

    I’m looking into both FDU and LIU for their MS cosmetic science programs. I was wondering if you could provide some insight into which program is better and more recognized by the industry. I’ve visited both schools and like both areas and was wondering if one program was ahead of the other.

    Thanks!
    Juli

    1. Perry

      Hello Juli,

      The FDU program is probably a little better known in the industry but I think either would be suitable.

  148. Doug

    Hi Perry,
    I love the info that you post here, so much great information. Would the happen to be a program that would have a focus in hair care, sprecifically hair colorants and dyes?
    Thanks!

    1. Perry

      I’m not sure which (if any) focus on hair colorants. Probably no specific program

  149. Sylwia

    Hi Perry,
    I have MS degree in Chemical Engineering and I really want to work in cosmetic industry but first I would like to get some more qualifications. Is there any postgraduate program in the UK you know about? Thank you in advance for your reply.
    Regards
    Sylwia

  150. gaurav

    hi
    i want to do MS in cosmeceuticals… and looking for universities in US and/or Canada… could u suggest me some

    1. Perry

      University of Cincinnati and Fairleigh Dickson University as listed above in the post

  151. Vee

    Hi, if I get BSc in industrial chemistry, is there any chance to continue MSc in cosmetic science?

    1. Perry

      Yes. You should apply to one of the programs listed above.

      1. Vee

        Thank you, Mr.Perry 😀
        One more question, which university would you recommend(either for bachelor or master degree in cosmetic science/pharmaceutical science?
        Tq:)

  152. haleefa

    hi, i wana know that can i proceed for MS COSMETIC SCIENCE aftr my BS chem?

  153. Irene

    Hi, Perry.

    I was wondering how competitive it is to be admitted to the European Fragrance and Cosmetic Master (EFCM) program provided by ISIPCA, France.
    I have one more year til my graduation with a B.S. in Biochemistry with minor in Biomedical Engineering and a long period of research experience.
    What would you recommend me to prepare for the EFCM program.

    1. Perry

      First, I would suggest you go through our mini-course on cosmetics. You can get the course by signing up for the email list on our Career page. That will prepare you. As far as how competitive it will be, I don’t know. They take a couple dozen students a year I believe.

  154. Yatie

    Hi,

    I’m looking for the PhD program that offering the courses on the cosmetic science / delivery system of active ingredients…i’m in Chemical/Bioprocess Engineering background. Where is the university/institute that offering that courses in UK/Germany?tq

    1. Perry

      There are no PhD programs of which I’m aware.

  155. Vishakha

    Hi Perry,

    I have seen that a lot of Indian students are enquiring about courses too. I have a few additions to your list:
    1. The ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology), in Mumbai, India offers a 2 yrs, full-time Master’s course (similar to an M.S. degree in the U.S.) in Perfumery and Flavor Technology. The minimum requirement is to be a Chemistry major, with a course work of min. 4 yrs (similar to a B.S. degree in the U.S.).

    2. Vaze College, Mumbai offers a PGDPCM ( Post Graduate Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Management), 2 yrs, full-time. It is modeled on and affiliated to the ISIPCA course offered in Versailles, France. The min. requirement is to be a Chemistry, Life-sciences major with min. 3 yrs of course work. (Similar to a B.Sc.).

    Students of both these courses have impressive track records of working with some of the major FMCG players in the Indian as well as the Global market with their employers being Unilever, L’oreal, P&G and major Indian FMCG Co.s.
    Also, both the courses require impressive performances at Bachelor’s level and are tough to get accepted into.

  156. Sheikh Shahabuddin

    Dear sir,
    I want cosmetices formulations tranning courses any where in world. Best rgds.
    Sheikh Shahabuddin

  157. ash

    Hi,

    For the online training courses on this site can i apply to it any time , or is there a specific opening time for the applying to the course (cosmetic science)?

    Thank you,
    Ash

    1. Perry

      Yes, you can apply any time for the online course

  158. Cossie

    I’d like to further in an M.Sc in Cosmetic Science, so I’d like you to give me schools that have the course available in USA and Canada. Thank you and maybe a link for the tuition

  159. Cossie

    Hi Perry,
    Am a graduate in Biochemistry and I’d love to go through an M.Sc program in either USA or Canada, what universities have the best practical classes and then most of the ones I have seen talk about the tuition in terms of “per credit”, please can you explain to me what that means and what level of international student visa I would need for someone in nigeria. Thank you

    1. Perry

      Typically, in the US people pay per credit hour and a degree requires a certain amount of credit hours to graduate. Usually, a class is about 3 or 4 credit hours and it takes 30 credit hours for a degree. But you have to check with the specific program. You’ll also have to check with them about student visas and tuition as each program will be different.

  160. Ankita

    i have completed my B-tech in cosmetic technology and i am looking for a Pg course in cosmeceutics and perfumery

    1. Perry

      What is a ‘Pg’ course?

      1. Tanha

        it probably means post-graduate

  161. Diana

    Hello everyone! I am graduating in July with an undergraduate degree of Biochemistry with Biomedicine and I am interested in studying Cosmetic science/ perfumery Masters degree in the Uk, Germany, France or Scotland . But I haven’t found many universities with this course. I need help in finding a university .

    1. Perry

      There are a couple of EU programs listed below. That’s all I know at the moment.

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  163. ali

    hey perry,
    i would like to know if there is any university in turkey offering a bachelors in pharmaceutical science.

    1. Perry

      I’m not aware of any.

  164. Unwana Archibong

    i ve my first degree in computer science in Nigeria, but now i want to deviate, to get a postgraduate degree and a MSC in cosmetic science and fragrance. in any UK universities, how would yu advice me

  165. William

    Hi Perry,

    Do you know of any courses in Canada Toronto?

    Thanks,

    William

  166. basma

    hey Perry,
    where can i take Cosmetic Science Programs in egypt ??
    or if there is any univesity offers distance learning Cosmetic Science programs which i can take from egypt!!
    thanks for your help …

  167. gamze

    hi friends,
    I am from turkey and I will graduate from chemistry..
    I’ve decided to apply FDU cosmetic science master program ..I would like to ask some questions..
    how much money I need for 5 semester??? and if ? can apply,I will be an international students and can I work with full time?

    1. Perry

      Hello Gamze – You’ll have to find out from FDU as I don’t know those answers at the moment.

  168. Sasi

    Hello Perry
    I’m graduated in Bachelor’s degree of Cosmetic Science at Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand and I’m currently a cosmetic formulator.
    I’ve heard about the master’s in Professional Studies, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management at FIT the State University of New York. I’m really interested in this course. Are there any more university in other country that offer this course. I would like to study in UK. Please give me some advice.

    Kind Regards
    Sasi

    1. Perry

      Hello Sasi – All the programs of which we are aware are listed on this page. In the UK, there is also De Montfort University

  169. Katie

    To Perry,
    I graduated this summer and obtained a Bsc (Hons) in Biochemistry. I’ve always wanted to enter into cosmetic science and thought this would be a good starting point. Since graduating I’ve found it very hard to penetrate into the field.
    I’m hoping that in doing a Masters it should increase my chances. The course isipca in France is exactly what i want. However its just not realistic due to lack of funds. Therefore I was hoping you would be able to provide me with details of places which do similar courses but in the UK. I’ve heard of the SCS cosmetic science course but my preference is a full time course-so more hands on; rather than online/distance learning.
    Please help. I’m really stuck.
    Kind regards,
    Katie.

      1. Katie

        I have contacted them and I’m awaiting a reply from the module co-ordinator however the LCF course enquiry team said that it is an integrated BSc and MSc with an exit point at the BSc. There’s nothing on their websites about external students coming in at the MSc stage and the LCF enquiry team didn’t sound very positive about it. Is this the only Masters in UK for Cosmetic Science that is full time then?
        Thanks.
        Katie.

        1. Katie

          They have got back to me and explained that its a new masters programme and external applicants would only be considered in the next few years (2013/2014).
          Is there anywhere else that you know of that does something similar? The course in France sounds perfect, excluding the finance situ of living abroad?
          Thanks
          Katie.

          1. Perry

            Try De Montfort University. Or the course in France.

  170. gamze

    hi perry!! I will graduate from chemistry and I am locate in turkey.. I really want to do master on a cosmetic science so I havent decided yet which programs will be better for me..I am search on cosmetic science programs in english and I need some advice please reply my e mail..I want to do in FDU but I have no enough money..
    best wishes
    gamze

  171. bahjat

    I am a pharmacist. I would like to complete my study and get a master in cosmetics and fragrance in france. I saw this field in Groupe Isipca but I could not get an information about how can I contact with the international office.
    Is there any one can help me

  172. kelly

    Looking for a school that offers a MBA in cosmetic science in the USA. Any suggestions?

    1. Perry

      Hello Kelly – I don’t believe there is a program at the moment. I know the University of Toledo is putting something together that will include some marketing but I don’t think it will be an MBA.

      1. kelly

        thank you Perry

  173. kelly

    Does anyone know of any other schools that offer a MBA in Cosmetic Science?

  174. stathis

    hi perry,

    i study chemical engineering in greece and i would like to continue with a master in cosmetic science but as you wrote above the 2 universities with master are in u.s and i would prefer a master in europe.
    the problem is that i like tha undergratuate course in de montfort university but i cant understand the admission criteria.
    the site is
    http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/pharmaceutical-and-cosmetic-science.aspx

    i would be grateful if you explain to me what are ucas points,btec and h.e diploma…are they important to me as a student outside u.k?
    please help me…
    thanks
    stathis

    1. vera

      Hey 🙂 i have a degree in chemistry and i also intrested in doing master in cosmetic science did u get any answer?if u did please let me know
      Kind regards, Vera

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  176. Em

    HI PERRY!!!

    I am new to finding this site and it is like candy. I wanted to know about getting into the cosmetic chemistry field without getting a degree. I have a BFA in fine arts and want to stay in that field BUT I also have really wanted to learn more about cosmetics chemistry and starting my own line of hair products. Unfortunately since I have already invested A LOT of money in my schooling for art I cannot afford to go back to school for cosmetics chemistry. I have always loved chemistry but art has and will always be my first love but I want to learn more about it so I will have great and correct formulations to sell in order to start my own business. Where do you think I should start that will allow me to learn without having to get a full on degree but still about to get the knowledge for myself.

  177. Ash

    Hi Perry,

    This is my final year in BSC(chemistry). I’m not sure what’s next for me but i know i want to be in the cosmetic field, and i want to go on a different path than what people usually go for. Certainly most people go on to do masters but i feel i’m not ready for masters yet because i want more training and knowledge in the cosmetic field. Do you think that getting a diploma from a college(more training in a lab),and doing an online diploma are a good choice?

    Thank You

    1. Perry

      Hello Ash – I think it is a great idea to learn more about the cosmetic industry (e.g. get a job in the industry or take a course like our online training course). Getting a Masters is a good idea but it is something you can get after you’ve begun your career.

      1. Ash

        Im planning to take online courses but what if i want more training in a lab what would you suggest? Especially that most jobs out there require at least 1-5 years of experience.

    2. kelly

      Hello,

      For 12 years, I have been a Fashion Editor. I have now decided to change career paths and go into Cosmetic Science. My degree is in Marketing and now I am looking for a school in NC, VA, DC or MD. I know FIT offer great programs in NYC but I am really looking for other schools. Any suggestions?

      thxs

  178. Marsha

    I am studying pharmacy in UK. I am in my third year and I really want to work in cosmetic companies. Does an undergraduate in pharmacy qualify as a course entry requirement in USA?

    Thank you.

    1. Perry

      It should qualify you. Many of the cosmetic advanced degrees are put on by pharmacy schools.

  179. Joshy

    Hi Perry,
    I majored in Cosmeceutics in Pharmacology department. I would like to study deeper in cosmetic science and fragrance . Would you please suggest which is some choices of University for this course in FRANCE or UK? thank you so much

  180. teja

    hi friend,

    I was completed my Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacology department. I have interested on cosmetic science (PG Diploma or 1 year corresponding course). Would you please suggest which is the best University for this course in FRANCE or GERMANY. What are the eligible criteria for this course.

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  182. Angeline Peterman

    Hi Perry!

    Thank you so much for writing this post. It was extremely helpful!

    I would love to get into the cosmetic science industry and currently have a Bachelors in Chemistry. I was looking at both UC and FDU and was wondering if one program was geared towards a certain field within the industry more than the other? I would like to apply to UC since their program will be easier for me since I do not live near Ohio, but I would rather get my MS from a school that has a program that is well known. Which one would you suggest?

    1. Perry

      Hello Angeline,

      Both programs are equally well known in the industry and equally good. If you are focused on a career, the FDU program will likely give you more practical knowledge and help connect you better with the industry. However, if your focus is on the academic aspects of cosmetic science, the UC program is likely a little better. Good luck!

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  184. Perry

    @Bhagyesh – Yes, you can get a job while attending the FDU program. Many people who are taking the courses have jobs. You could check with the NYSCC to see if there are any opportunities. At the very least, you could check with your other students to see if they know about jobs at their companies. Salary will range from about $35,000 to $50,000 if you are starting full time. Part time would be less. Good luck!

  185. Bhagyesh

    Hi Perry,
    Thank you so much for your earlier inputs. I am finally planning to attend FDU programme for fall 2011. I want to know that can I get a part time job in the cosmetic industry while pursuing MS degree? And if possible can you give me an idea about average earning I can make out of it cause I need to plan my budget accordingly as I will’be an International student.
    Thank You.

  186. Neha Dembla

    Hey Perry,
    I have been admitted to the EFCM program which is a Masters and Management in Cosmetics and perfumeries program at ISIPCA, France. I am really interested in the course, but I want to know what are my chances of a job in France as well as USA after I get done with this course? And what are the kind of jobs that i shall get to do? Please do reply soon.
    Thanks.

    1. Irene Pyo

      Hi, Neha Dembla.
      I was wondering whether you decided to go to the EFCM program in the end?
      This is my e-mail: espyo@outlook.com
      I really want to apply for the program for Fall 2014, and I would greatly greatly appreciate it if you can give me some advice on how you prepared for the application and what kind of background you had before getting admitted to the school.

      Thank you so much!! I hope you’ll get a chance to reply 🙂

      Best of luck,
      Irene Pyo

  187. Dania

    Very Comprehensive article you have here. Thanks so much for compiling this information for us viewers. Many people are seeking this information so its much appreciated 🙂

  188. effie

    @Leticia
    There is a lot of cosmetic Bachelor and Master programs.
    I ve just finished the Ms of Nantes’s University but the best are ISIPCA (Paris 11) and the one of the university of Lyon.
    There is also at Le Havre and Montpellier.
    Nante’s master gives triple orientation (formulation-marketing-regulatory affairs) and it s well structured.
    The only issue is that u have to speak french…

  189. Amy

    Hi Perry,
    I live in Australia and would love to study in the US or UK, but unfortunately could not afford it. I am looking at the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at Monash University, I want to end up doing product development for a cosmetic company. Would this be just a good a course as the others offered in the US? Also I was looking at the Institute of Personal Care Science course, which is just a 12 month correspondence course. What do you think I am better off doing?
    Thanks so much, its greatly appreciated,
    Amy

  190. Patricia

    Dear Perry,

    Thank you so much for the information about cosmetic science.

    Do ivy leagues or other more established universities offer this major? If not, what is the best alternative? Is it chemistry or pharmaceutical science or pharmacy?

    Thank you so much for your kind attention.

  191. Flyer

    @ Devashree
    Hi…I really don’t remember my GRE score, but I was able to recover from my email the approximate scores that at that time (spring 2010) were required: Verbal – 300, Quantitative – 550, Analytical – 3.0.

    Courses are good, faculty too because our professors are people working in the industry…don’t worry about getting a job…many people are working and studying at the same time…the area is full of small and large companies including Avon and L’Oreal.

  192. Devashree

    @ Flyer…
    heyy I am even planning to apply to the FDU this Fall semester. Well, in which semester are you? and how about the college and the course? Is it good? The faculty??… Well, are you from the US itself? I mean if not at what GRE score did you get acceptance to the FDU?

  193. Devashree

    @Perry- thanx a lot…!! But I would like to ask you whether there are enough jobs in the US in this field, especially for non-US residents. Particularly because I have heard that non-US students now in the US do not easily get an extension of their student’s VISA after they finish their MS Degree. So, they cannot opt for jobs there. I would appreciate it sir if you have any information regarding this. As here in INDIA, I do not have any university that offers me a Cosmetic Science course.

    regards…

    1. Perry

      @Devashree – the job outlook in the US is improving but I don’t know whether you will be able to find something. I would also suggest you look into the India Society of Cosmetic Chemists. You can contact them via this website. http://www.indiancosmeticchemists.org/society.html

  194. Anna

    Hi Perry,

    I have completed a BSc in Chemistry wanting to become a perfumer. I am located in New Zealand and would like to do masters program or some sort of course that would qualify me to work as a perfumer.

    I have just done a week-long course here with “Perfumers World” (www.perfumersworld.com) which was fantastic and offers an online correspondence senior course (cheaply priced) of 1-2 years which I am thinking of doing.

    Do you have any advice of other places I could try? I could go to Australia if they offer anything! But most likely will not be able to afford the IPSCA or Fairleigh-Dickensen courses at this stage.

    Cheers, Anna

  195. devashree

    are there any more schools in US that offer a masters level program in cosmetic science? does U of C offer a full-time on campus course like FDU?

    1. Perry

      @Devashree – This was all that we could find. I believe you would be available for both the UC & FDU programs. Congratulations!

  196. Choon

    I’ve gotten an I-20 which is 2 years. So I guess it could be done in 4 semesters. I’ll be there in Spring 2011 as my first semester and could give you more information once i get there.

  197. Jessica

    Does anyone know how long the masters at Long Island U takes? Would it be around 4 semesters?

  198. Jessica

    Dear Perry,
    I have heard about the master cosmetic program in FDU and I would like to apply for it. However, the admission requirements include graduation with a baccalaureate degree in an allied science but I have a ENGINEERING DEGREE (chemical engineering) from a university of technology, am I qualified for the program?
    Thank you very much.

    1. Perry

      Hello Jessica,

      I’m not certain but I’m confident that Chemical Engineering qualifies as an allied science so Yes you should be qualified for the program.

  199. Leticia

    Does anyone know if there’s any interesting master or long course in France?
    France is the main producing country in cosmetics in the World.
    There must be something focused on that.

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  201. Flyer

    I’m in the FDU program and it’s going to take me only 2 yrs to complete it, btw they just changed it into a MS degree

  202. Choon

    I heard it takes 5 semesters (2 years and a half) to complete the program in FDU. Does anyone know how long it takes to complete the MS program in Long Island University? Could it be done by 3 – 4 semesters?

  203. Gargi

    I think most programs are BSc program . 🙁
    I want to study a cosmetic science as a postgraduate school student in UK or US.
    If you know more information, please send a mail to me.
    Can you help me??
    Thank you!!!!!!!

    1. Perry

      The U of C program and the Fairleigh Dickson program are both MS level programs.

  204. keren

    Perry,
    Thank you for your response.
    O, And i did not mentioned how i enjoyed your cosmetic program online and all the rest of the information you supply to all of us at your website.
    I am looking for a MA in europe and trying to fing the right one for me (Geographicly, Ecomonily possible and ofcoarse a place i would feel is right ..)
    I live in Tel Aviv at the moment and work at the cosmetic field already.
    I will keep in touch if i find anything interesting.
    Best Regards,
    keren.

    1. Talia

      Hi Keren,

      I am looking to make aliya in the next few years and am also trying to break my way into the cosmetic chemistry field. Do you know of any good places to look into in Israel?

    1. Perry

      @Keren – It sounds interesting but this is the first I’ve heard of it so it’s difficult for me to form a complete opinion.

      Here are just a few things that immediately strike me.

      1. There seems to be a focus on skin and little mention of hair. Depending on what you want to create, this could be a problem or not.

      2. From the ‘topics covered’ list, there isn’t a big focus on actual formulation. For example, they do not break it out into different product forms. This would tend to make the course less practical and more theoretical.

      3. They also don’t list specific technologies that you will learn about suggesting it’s more theoretical information than practical.

      4. There is some lab work so I don’t know how easy it will be for someone not in Italy to complete.

      5. Overall, it looks like an interesting option and the topics they do cover would be good for the development of a cosmetic chemist and for getting a job in the field.

      Hope that helps. Thanks for showing it to me. I’ll try to learn more about it.

      1. bella catherine

        hello am katie from Tanzania…. current a medical student about to finish, am so interested in learning how to make natural skin care product and perfumes and probably open my own line someday. i want a one year or six month diploma or any short course on this…..please can you tell be collages in USA and Africa that provides this course.

    1. Perry

      Thanks Ebby! I’ll definitely add it

  205. angelina cheah

    these few weeks i keep searching for school of cosmetic science… now my wish has come true… thank u so much!! ^^

    1. Perry

      Thanks for the kind words!

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