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Texas MSTC
  • Seismos - TVLIC 2013

    The MSTC Program provides a solid foundation to build a business plan based on a market pain validated by customers.

     - Devin Bedwell, MSTC 2013

  • MSTC Class of 2014
  • McCombs School of Business

    The knowledge and network I gained from the MSTC Program was one of the best professional experiences I have had to date.

    - Karin Williams, MSTC 2012

  • 2011-2012 Texas MSTC Class

    The MSTC Program's focus on value creation provides a rich toolkit for managing the risks associated with the transitioning of product concepts into sustainable and competitive global product offerings.

    - Trey Mebane, MSTC 2008

Texas MSTC Program

At the University of Texas at Austin, we are proud of saying, “What starts here changes the world." Intelligently commercialized technology is an excellent method for changing the world. The M.S. in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program develops the knowledge and skills needed to identify new technologies with market potential, bring them to market and create wealth in the process.  

The Texas MSTC Program launched in 1996 to train commercialization professionals who could take the technologies emerging from The University to market. Since then, MSTC graduates have played a growing role in the technology commercialization process not only in Austin but also around the world.

Program Highlights

The Texas MSTC Program combines cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship and education. This preeminent masters program in technology commercialization bridges the gap between ideas and needs in the marketplace resulting in the creation of new, innovative ventures and products.

  • One-Year Business Master’s degree
  • Start classes at the end of April/early May. Graduate the following May
  • Designed for working professionals with 24 alternating class weekends
  • Three intensive weeks (May, August, and December) 
  • Take classes in Austin or LIVE Online Option
  • Work on actual technologies  

Who should consider the MSTC Program

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to launch new ventures based on emerging technologies.
  • Corporate intrapreneurs who want to introduce disruptive and innovative products based on new technologies.
  • Technology transfer specialists who want to become more professional in assisting universities, government agencies and other organizations in licensing technologies to business.

Admissions Deadlines

A complete application, along with all required materials must be received by the admissions deadlines in order for your application to be reviewed. The application deadlines for the MSTC Class of 2015 (beginning the end of April 2014) are as follows:


 Applicants  Deadline
 1st  Domestic & International  October 15, 2013
 2nd  Domestic & International  December 1, 2013
 Final  International  February 1, 2014
 Domestic  February 15, 2014  March 14*

*The final application deadline for domestic applicants has been extended to March 14, 2014. Applications received after March 14 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.