Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate

Students study various areas of entrepreneurship, such as:

Open to all fully admitted graduate students, the graduate certificate offers students flexible scheduling and focused course work. Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree (with departmental approval).

Admission Requirements

Application Process

In addition to the application forms, please submit:

* Send transcripts to University of South Florida, Graduate School

4202 E. Fowler Ave. SVC1072
Tampa, FL 33620

International transcripts will require a foreign transcript evaluation

** Résumé and letter of interest should be emailed to

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Course Requirements

Courses are cross-listed between the Colleges of Business and Engineering

Twelve (12) credit hours are required.

Credit towards graduate degree

All 12 hours for the certificate course may be applied to agraduate degree with departmental approval.

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.

Registration Process

Consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit for those with non-degree seeking status.

Tuition & Fees

Fees parallel those of standard graduate-level courses. Please visit the Cash Accounting page.

Financial Aid

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 813-974-4700 for exceptions and the names of private lenders.

Completion of Certificate