Article by: Perry Romanowski

Here at Chemists Corner we get numerous questions about the various cosmetic science programs around the world.

Perhaps the most common are from people inquiring about the FDU Cosmetic Science Program. We forwarded a few questions about the program to adjunct professor Steve Herman and here was his response. Hopefully, this will help you decide whether the program might be right for you.

Cosmetic Science program questions

1. How is the MA in Science different from an MS degree?

STEVE: The program is being changed to an MS as we speak. New students will all be MS candidates.

2. What should your GRE, TOEFL, and overall GPA be to get admission.

STEVE: Admission is at the discretion of the program head.

3. What are the chances of getting a job after the course?

STEVE: The chances are excellent even as you are enrolled. The courses are all at night and you would be in the heart of the cosmetic and fragrance industry.

4. Is the course well recognized by the industry since this course is rare?

STEVE: The course is unique and well recognized. Students come from around the world (including) students from India, Australia, France, Italy, Thailand, and China. The program has always had close ties to the NYSCC and the adjuncts are all industry experts.

If you have more questions about this or any other cosmetic science program, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.



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    Are there many applicants to the FDU Cosmetic Science program? Is it competitive to get into?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Most people are able to get in if they have the required background.

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    hey.. I am pretty much interested in joining FDU for ms in cosmetic science.. Can u tell me what is the deadlines for fall 2012?

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      hi prathamesh the dead line will be in the month of september or october

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    Could you please tell me when will the change to a MS program happen? I am intending to apply for Fall 2011.

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