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 a graduate 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.

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.