Take the first steps towards turning your passion into a career with our Esthiology Diploma Program

If you have a passion for skin care and an eye for beauty, you could begin your career as an esthetician at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC). Our esthiology diploma program is designed to be completed in under 5 months (600 clock hours) with full-time enrollment. College students completing this esthiology diploma program will be trained in the areas of:

  • Cosmetic care of the skin
  • Application of facials, treatments, make up nutrition, and hair removal
  • Fundamentals of dermatology, anatomy and physiology, skin analysis, and skin disorders
  • Other areas that pertain to skincare and treatment

Esthiology Program Overview

Skincare and Health

Good skincare is not only important to your appearance, but also to your health. In fact, your skin is the largest organ in your body, serving as a protector from germs, harmful UV rays and other intruders. And just as it protects us, we need to protect it. Esthiology plays a key role in helping us look and feel our very best. Plus, a little pampering never hurt anyone either!

Facials are one of the many skills our esthiology training program students learn.

A Confident Appearance

A clear and glowing complexion can go a long way in boosting a person’s confidence. If you are looking for the right esthetician education, your search ends with the esthiology training program at Minnesota School of Cosmetology. Through MSC’s esthetician training courses, you will gain a solid foundation in the anatomy, physiology and chemistry of the skin so you can provide individualized care for each of your clients based on their skin type, conditions and concerns. Through our esthiology training program, you will also lean a variety of techniques to give the skin a great finishing look, including various make-up applications and waxing services.

Our school instructors teach up-to-date trends in make-up and more!


Each Minnesota School of Cosmetology student is required to complete the following number of service hours in order to graduate.

  • Full-time – 35 hours per week
  • Classes M-F 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Clinical InstructionService Exercises
Body Wax (hard)10
Body Wax (soft)10
Facial Wax (hard) 10
Facial Wax (soft) 10
Eyelash Extensions7
CourseClock Hours
Esthetics Pre-Clinic140
Esthetics Intermediate140
Esthetics Advanced140
Esthetics Advanced Clinic 180
Total Clock Hours600

What makes the Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s esthiology program different?

Our esthiology training program has been developed by talented, caring, real-world professionals, many of whom still work in the field.  We give our esthiology students experience and training in skincare, waxing, make-up, application of facials, and more.

We have developed an esthiology training program with unique projects and classroom experiences that are designed to engage the college student and the client.  Because most of our school instructors still work in the esthiology field, Minnesota School of Cosmetology students are kept up-to-date on trends and learn the latest techniques.

Because this is a short-term, full-time program, our esthiology students have the ability to start working in their new career quickly.

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