Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies

Traditional In-class Program

This program is teaching me how to create and grow new ventures. It is providing me with the business acumen and contacts to take an idea and launch it into a fully functioning business.

Jerry TrotterEve Spengler, current student

AACSB Accreditation LogoThe Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies integrates the principles for successful opportunity recognition, technology and market assessment, product commercialization, new venture formation, and new venture financing into a single interdisciplinary curriculum.

The degree may be pursued alongside (dual-degree) the MBA or the biomedical engineering, biotechnology, global sustainability and other degree programs. A maximum of two graduate degrees may be pursued concurrently.

MS in Entrepreneurship Program Change as of Fall 2013


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from regionally accredited institution
  • "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average in all upper division work.
  • A graduate level test might be required on an individual basis. GMAT (score of 500 or higher) GRE, LCAT or MCAT may be substituted with an appropriate score.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest (250 words on why you are interested in Entrepreneurship)

International students, please refer to the Graduate Admissions website regarding timelines, Tofel language exam, transcript evaluations (please note a course by course grade evaluation is required.

Fall Application Deadlines

  • Domestic - July 1
  • International (In the US who do not need an initial I-20) - July 1
  • International (Outside the US) - Feb 1

Spring Application Deadlines

  • Domestic - November 1
  • International (In the US who do not need an initial I-20) - October 1
  • International (Outside the US) - July 1

Application Process

In addition to the application forms, please submit:

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  • Official transcripts *
  • A résumé **
  • A 250-word letter of interest, that includes the student's objective for pursuing this course of study. **

* Send transcripts to: University of South Florida, Graduate Admissionsl
4202 E. Fowler Ave. ALN226
Tampa, FL 33620-5816
International transcripts will require a foreign transcript evaluation

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** Résumé and letter of interest should be emailed to

Time Limit

Most students complete the program in one to two years. The program can be completed within a concentrated 12-month period, with appropriate advising.

Course Location/Delivery

All courses are offered on the Tampa campus. Some courses may have an online section.

Standardized Tests for International Students

International students for whom English is not a native language must submit a TOEFL score. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 79 on the web-based test, is required. A graduate-level admissions test may also be required.