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:
Tech achievers advancing into leadership roles
Business professionals intent on learning how to navigate the technology innovation landscape
Aspiring, early-career or seasoned C-Suite executives across a broad range of industries (including CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, etc.)
Innovators interested in “changing how the world works”
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.
If you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 or M-1 student visa, you are not eligible to pursue the online section of our program, per U.S. immigration regulations.
Please review the standard admissions expectations below as you prepare your application for the MS in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship degree program:
Bachelor’s degree in a professional, STEAM-related discipline from a regionally accredited institution (official transcripts required).
Bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 or higher. Candidates with GPA under 2.75 can apply, but will be asked to provide relevant explanations in an essay; candidates with GPA under 2.75 may be encouraged to complete a standardized test such as GRE or GMAT.
International students will require a TOEFL score of 83 or above.
All students are asked to submit a statement or essay explaining your interest and experience in the “connectivity” vertical, and your goals from this degree program.
Resume or curriculum vitae.
Recommendation letter from candidate’s current supervisor/manager
Or Two letters of recommendation from external references for candidates who are unable to obtain a letter of recommendation for a current supervisor.
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.
If you have questions regarding any aspect of the application process, please contact an Enrollment Advisor for assistance.
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).
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.
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.