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MSTC Curriculum & Schedule

The Texas MSTC Program launches in early May each year, with students graduating the following May.

Classes meet Friday evening and all day Saturday for 23 alternating weekends. Additionally, there are three intensive periods requiring in-person attendance lasting one week each:

  • Program launch in early May in Austin
  • Beginning of second semester in August in Austin
  • International trip in December to one of three global destinations


The Texas MSTC curriculum consists of ten hands-on, action-based courses where students develop market strategies for real world technologies and innovations. The program culminates with teams of students formally presenting a final business plan to a panel of faculty, industry leaders, and venture capitalists. Each year graduates launch several technologies into successful commercial ventures. In fact, the Texas MSTC Class of 2014 launched 11 ventures at the time of graduation.

Online Option

Participants may choose to attend Texas MSTC class weekends on campus in Austin, via synchronous webcast, or utilize a combination of the two options. As classes are archived online after the live session, participants may watch the lectures later if they are unable to make the live class or desire review. Candidates may complete their degree without ever attending the weekend classes in Austin, but are required to attend May Launch Week, August Launch Week, and the International Trip in person.

Our online students follow the same rigorous curriculum as the students that attend person, and the majority of project teams will have a combination of both online and in-person students. Our online students participate live during classes via live web streams and follow the same assignment schedules as their in-person counterparts. The online education option for our one-year master's degree provides maximum flexibility and convenience to those who work or reside beyond the Central Texas area.

MSTC Class