Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificates

Students study various areas of entrepreneurship, such as:

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 
  • Creativity & Innovation 
  • Life Science Entrepreneurship

Open to all fully admitted graduate students, the graduate certificates offer students flexible scheduling and focused coursework. Up to 12 to 15 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree (with departmental approval).

Example of credit towards other graduate degree:

For example, an MBA or MS in Engineering student can earn the graduate certificate while counting the credit hours towards their degree.

Application Process

Résumé and letter of interest should be emailed to

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To learn more about the program, please visit the USF catalog.

Click here and here to learn about our Creativity & Innovation and Life Science Graduate Certificates.

Registration Process

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


  • Dirk Libaers,
    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
    John and Beverly Grant Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship
    Director, Nault Center for Entrepreneurship,
    Office: BSN 3332
    Telephone: 813-974-7820


  • Maricela Elizarraras,
    Office Manager, Nault Center for Entrepreneurship
    Office: BSN 3331
    Telephone: 813-974-7900