Approximately 90 students begin the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program each year. Admission to this elite, one-year program is competitive; however, all aspects of an application are considered to ensure a diverse and stimulating academic environment.
- A bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A grade point average of at least 3.0 in upper division coursework and in any graduate work already completed.
- An official GRE or GMAT score from within the past five years.
- Work experience preferred, but not required.
- The ability to think at a graduate level and the willingness to contribute thoughts and experience to class discussion.
- The ability to make a full one-year commitment towards completing a vigorous academic program.
The admissions deadline for the Texas MSTC Class of 2015 has already passed. Please check back in early fall 2014 for the application for the Class of 2016 and updated deadlines. If you'd like to be notified when the new application is live, please join our mailing list.
Application Review Process
The MSTC Admissions Committee reviews applications on an individual basis looking at all aspects of the applicant's professional and academic background. The committee seeks to assess an individual's passion for technology commercialization and/or entrepreneurship. The committee carefully considers each completed application, with particular attention to the following:
- Personal essays
- Work history
- Post-MSTC goals
- Undergraduate performance
- Letters of recommendation
- Test scores
All of these components are considered holistically; no specific weight is assigned to any criterion and no formulas are used. Our ultimate objective is to get a firm sense of each applicant as a person in order to determine if he or she is a good fit for the Texas MSTC Program. We carefully search for those applicants whose work and educational experience will allow them to make full use of the opportunities and resources afforded by the program in order to help them fully develop their skills in technology commercialization.
Applicants who have been granted deferred admission from the previous year will need to reapply by completing another online application and submitting the $65 US ($90 International) application fee by admissions deadlines. Deferred applicants are encouraged to submit their application and fee early, as a reserved seat in the class cannot be guaranteed.
Ready to Apply
The application process is a large undertaking. Each class is selected from a competitive pool of applicants with unique professional and life experiences. It is the diversity of this group that enhances classroom discussions and builds a strong team camaraderie. We have outlined our application process on our How to Apply page.
Our dedicated admissions staff is happy to help so please do not hesitate to contact us.