The Cosmetology Program provides both classroom theory and hands-on practical training that are necessary to the beauty industry.

It is a three-year state-board-regulated program in which students are required to complete 1,250 hours allowing them to obtain certification and practice with an operator’s license. Mercy cosmetology students earn their state-board-required hours and must register to take the state-board exam before they graduate.

Upon passing the exam, students will receive the Pennsylvania State Cosmetology License that will allow them a promising future in providing services in nail care, hair care, and skincare.


  • Pennsylvania State Cosmetology License
  • All sophomores will be Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certified