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Information on this page is provided for students and the community. This information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Student Right to Know Act, the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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Annual Report(PDF)

Plymouth (PDF)

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Campus Safety & Security Reports:

Plymouth(PDF)

Woodbury(PDF)

National Center for Education Statistics:

Woodbury

Plymouth

For other important policies please see the Student Handbook or Minnesota School of Cosmetology Catalog.

Grievance Policy

For information on Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s grievance policy, please see the Course Catalog .

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change.  If you are considering enrolling in a program with Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) that leads to professional licensure, we highly recommend that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements prior to, and during, enrollment. The U.S. Department of Labor has provided this resourceful website:  License Finder.  If you would like assistance in finding your state’s licensure requirements, please contact your program chair or campus staff at MSC.

Professional licensure information for each program can also be found in the Minnesota School of Cosmetology Student Catalog. 

Programs

The Cosmetology program does lead to professional licensure in the state of Minnesota, upon passing the state board examination.  The cosmetology program meets Minnesota licensure requirements, as well as Wisconsin educational requirements.  Students are required to contact DSPS to inquire if they are eligible for Wisconsin licensure prior to applying for examination.  DSPS: www.dsps.wi.gov or 1-608-266-2112. Relocating could impact whether you meet licensure requirements in another state or territory.  Licensure is required to be a cosmetologist in all states.  Please refer to the Minnesota School of Cosmetology school catalog for further information on program curriculum and licensure eligibility.  For state/territory requirements, please click on an agency below.

The Esthiology program does lead to professional licensure in the state of Minnesota, upon passing the state board examination.  Relocating could impact whether you meet licensure requirements in another state or territory. The esthiology program does not meet Wisconsin licensure requirements.  Licensure is required to be an esthetician in all states with the exception of Connecticut.  Please refer to the Minnesota School of Cosmetology school catalog for further information on program curriculum and licensure eligibility.  For state/territory requirements, please click on an agency below.

The Instructor program does lead to professional licensure in the state of Minnesota, upon passing the state board examination.  Licensure is required to be a licensed instructor in the state of Minnesota.  Relocating could impact whether you meet licensure requirements in another state or territory.  The instructor program does not meet Wisconsin licensure requirements.  Please refer to the Minnesota School of Cosmetology school catalog for further information on entrance requirements, program curriculum, and licensure eligibility.  For state/territory requirements, please click on an agency below.

State/territory requirements for the cosmetology, esthiology, and instructor programs:

StateAgency
AlabamaAlabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
AlaskaBoard of Barbers and Hairdressers 
ArizonaArizona State Board of Cosmetology
ArkansasArkansas Department of Health
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
ColoradoColorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
ConnecticutExamining Board of Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians
DelawareBoard of Cosmetology and Barbering
FloridaBoard of Cosmetology  
HawaiiBoard of Barbering and Cosmetology 
IdahoIdaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board 
IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 
IndianaState Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
IowaBoard of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
KansasKansas Board of Cosmetology
KentuckyKentucky Board of Cosmetology
LouisianaLouisiana Board of Cosmetology
MaineOffice of Professional and Financial Regulation 
MarylandMaryland Board of Cosmetologists 
MassachusettsBoard of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering
MichiganDepartment of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of Cosmetology
MississippiMississippi State Board of Cosmetology
MissouriBoard of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
MontanaMontana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
NebraskaDepartment of Health and Human Services
New HampshireBoard of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
New JerseyNew Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
New YorkDepartment of State Division of Licensing Services
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
Ohio Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
OklahomaOklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
OregonBoard of Cosmetology
PennsylvaniaState Board of Cosmetology  
Rhode IslandState of Rhode Island Department of Health
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of Cosmetology
South DakotaSouth Dakota Cosmetology Commission
TennesseeTennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
TexasTexas Department of Licensing & Regulation
UtahUtah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing 
VermontBoard of Barbers and Cosmetologists
VirginiaBoard of Barbers and Cosmetology
WashingtonWashington State Department of Licensing
West VirginiaWest Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
WisconsinState of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
WyomingWyoming Board of Cosmetology 
District of ColumbiaOccupational & Professional Licensing Administration
GuamGuam Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Puerto RicoBoard of examiners of Beauty Specialists

Licensure requirements are not available in:  American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Massage Therapy program does lead to professional licensure, upon passing the MBLEx licensing exam offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB).  Licensure requirements in Minnesota are determined within cities, counties, and municipalities and students need to research local requirements to ensure compliance. Relocating could impact whether you meet licensure requirements in another state or territory. The massage therapy program does not meet Wisconsin licensure requirements. Licensure is required to practice massage therapy in the state of Wisconsin.  Please refer to the Minnesota School of Cosmetology school catalog for further information on program curriculum and licensure eligibility.  For state and territory requirements, please visit the state regulations page on the FSMTB website, https://www.fsmtb.org/consumer-information/regulated-states/, or click on a state/territory or agency below.

State*Agency*
AlabamaAlabama Board of Massage Therapy
AlaskaAlaska Board of Massage Therapists
ArizonaArizona State Board of Massage Therapy
ArkansasArkansas Department of Health
CaliforniaCalifornia Massage Therapy Council
ColoradoColorado Office of Massage Therapy Licensure
ConnecticutConnecticut Department of Public Health
DelawareDelaware Board of Massage and Bodywork
FloridaFlorida Board of Massage Therapy
GeorgiaGeorgia Board of Massage Therapy
HawaiiHawaii Board of Massage Therapy
IdahoIdaho Board of Massage Therapy
IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
IndianaIndiana State Board of Massage Therapy
IowaIowa Board of Massage Therapy
KansasLicensure requirements are not currently available
KentuckyKentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
LouisianaLouisiana Board of Massage Therapy
MaineMaine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
MarylandMaryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
MichiganMichigan Board of Massage Therapy
MinnesotaLicensure requirements are determined within cities, counties, and municipalities
MississippiMississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
MissouriMissouri Board of Therapeutic Massage
MontanaMontana Board of Massage Therapy
NebraskaNebraska Board of Massage Therapy
NevadaNevada State Board of Massage Therapy
New HampshireNew Hampshire Advisory Board of Massage Therapists
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
New MexicoNew Mexico Massage Therapy Board
New YorkNew York State Board for Massage Therapy
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of Massage
OhioOhio State Medical Board
OklahomaOklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
OregonOregon Board of Massage Therapists
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy
Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of Health
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of Massage/Bodywork Therapy
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of Massage Therapy
TennesseeTennessee Massage Licensure Board
TexasTexas Department of Licensing and Regulation
UtahUtah Board of Massage Therapy
VermontLicensure requirements are not currently available
VirginiaVirginia Board of Nursing
WashingtonWashington State Board of Massage
West VirginiaWest Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board
WisconsinWisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board
WyomingLicensure requirements are not currently available
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy
Puerto RicoJunta Examinadora de Terapeutas de Masaje de Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health

Licensure requirements are not available in:  American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.

*State: License Finder on CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
Agency: Provided by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)

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