Master of Science in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The online Master of Science in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (MITE) program is geared to be an incredibly valuable, one-of-a-kind professional growth experience for such individuals as:

Admission to the MITE program will require a bachelor’s degree with strong academic credentials, preferably in a STEAM or business discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with industry experience in technology connectivity or other relevant real-life experiences.

* Special Note: please anticipate that some colleges and universities can take 2 – 3 weeks to prepare and send official  transcripts. The application packet is not complete until all official transcripts are received.

** Unavailable for international transcripts/degree evaluations and some schools don’t allow transcripts ordered by third parties.

Are you an international applicant?

International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission, including: 

Your Application

Please review the standard admissions expectations below as you prepare your application for the MS in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship degree program:

If you are interested in applying, but do not meet all of the admissions requirements, please contact an enrollment advisor at (888) 832-0239 or use the chat feature on this page. Our application review process always includes a holistic look at your experience and background, and we understand that a low undergraduate GPA or lack of professional experience is not necessarily indicative of your potential success in our program.

You can find additional information and guidance on preparing your application by visiting our “Starting Your Application” page. 

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the application process, please contact an Enrollment Advisor for assistance.

academic calendar

Degree candidates are admitted throughout the year to begin their degree during one of three semesters (spring, summer and fall). Students take two courses during each 14-week semester, focusing on one 7-week course at a time. This degree program can be completed in 5 semesters (20 months).

At a Glance

The MITE degree is a 33-unit project-based program with 15 units covering the technical aspects of technology innovation in the connectivity vertical and 15 units with focused coaching on business, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Summer, Fall and Spring Start Dates

20 Months
33 Units
January 9, 2024
December 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a GRE or GMAT required for admission?

Candidates who have a GPA above 2.5 are not required to take a GRE or GMAT; however, a standardized test such as GRE or GMAT will be required for applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5.

Do I need an undergraduate degree in science or engineering?

It is expected that most applicants will have an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics, engineering, information technology, computer science or a STEM field. However, the program is also open to those with a bachelor’s degree from other fields (such as business, for example); such applicants are asked to provide a written statement on how their skills and experience are suited to the program.

Does USD offer career development/advising support?

The University of San Diego is committed to steering you on a path toward educational and professional success. Right from the start, you’ll receive support and guidance from experienced University of San Diego advisors who are invested in helping you achieve your education goals!

Are the University of San Diego’s online master’s degree programs considered full-time or part-time?

All of the University of San Diego’s online graduate degrees provide 6 units per term, making them part-time, or 3/4 time, programs.