The only program of its kind in New York City, LIU Pharmacy’s M.S. in Pharmaceutics with Specialization in Cosmetic Science prepares students for careers in the consumer products industry, researching, developing, and testing new cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries, household products, and more.
Graduates of the program are highly sought after by the global cosmetics industry to support research, development and manufacturing operations in the areas of chemistry, cosmetic/dermatological formulations technology, product evaluations, and safety.
The mission of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutics with specialization in Cosmetic Science is to uniquely prepare students for entry into the cosmetics industry and other related fields. Graduates of the program will be highly sought after by the global cosmetics industry to support research, development and manufacturing operations in the areas of chemistry, cosmetic/dermatological formulations technology, product evaluations, and safety. Alumni should become positioned to assume leadership positions within the cosmetics industry.
Program Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Develop the expertise and skills necessary for the design, manufacture, and evaluation of various cosmetic and dermatological products.
1.1 Perform calculations necessary to scale-up a dermatological formulation;
1.2 List the challenges involved in the formulation and preparation of dermatological products;
1.3 Design set of experiments necessary to develop a dermatological product;
1.4 Evaluate final dermatological product based on in-vitro experiments;
1.5 Identify tests necessary to conduct in-vitro testing of dermatological products.
Goal 2: Demonstrate the ability to develop, validate and apply different instrumental analytical techniques to analyze various cosmetic and dermatological products.
2.1 Describe how to validate analytical methods;
2.2 Be able to select appropriate column for HPLC analysis;
2.3 Perform calculations necessary to determine the concentration of an analyte in a given sample;
2.4 Select the appropriate method for quantitative measurement of analyte concentration.
Goal 3: Use physical chemical principles involved in the development of dermatological dosage forms.
3.1 Identify appropriate ingredients to formulate a cosmetic dosage form;
3.2 Demonstrate the ability to conduct stability testing of different dermatological formulations;
3.3 Apply physiochemical principles to develop dermatological products;
3.4 Utilize rheological parameters for packaging of dermatological formulations;
3. Understand principles underlying behavior of various types of surfactants;
3.6 Understand properties of preservatives and their application.
Goal 4: Develop oral and written communication skills necessary to inform and educate professional and scientific peers.
4.1 Demonstrate the ability to write scientific documents;
4.2 Demonstrate the ability to present scientific findings orally.