Personal Care Science, Master | Online (optional) | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
18 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
21600 USD/year
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The goal of the Personal Care Science program of Rutgers University is to educate students in the essential skills and tools relevant to the Personal Care Science (Cosmetic) industry.


Students in the Personal Care Science program of Rutgers University will learn the fundamentals and applications of personal care chemistry and formulation – including raw materials, bioactives, emulsions, hair biology, skin biology and function -  with opportunities to take courses in fragrances, regulatory affairs, sustainability and colloid chemistry. Students will also develop skills in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology, ethics and entrepreneurship.

Employment Opportunities

Students with an MBS in Personal Care Science from Rutgers University can find work in many personal care product companies as well as labs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology
  • Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science
  • Ethics in Science and Technology Management
  • Product Development & Formulations for Personal Care Science
  • Fragrance Applications in Personal Care Science
  • Current Regulation and Standards for Foods and Cosmetics in Domestic and International Trade

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Graduate Program in Personal Care Science is based on careful evaluation of scholastic record, letters of recommendation, and performance on the Graduate Record Examinations.
  • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English unless the official language of their country is English – TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer based test). International students (and students from Puerto Rico) must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Students who have completed undergraduate degrees in a field other than chemistry must have completed 2 semesters of organic chemistry. An undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering or Pharmacy, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is expected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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