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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Technology Development & Entrepreneurship Program


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Program Director: Daniel Engebretson, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator: Ryan Oines

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Slagle Hall, Room 107
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-658-3760

orsp@usd.edu
https://www.usd.edu/research/orsp-home

CERTIFICATE

Technology Development & Entrepreneurship   

Program Description:

Featuring a blend of STEM education and real-world training in business analysis and technology evaluation, this value-added credential offers tangible support for graduates facing a competitive job market. Think critically across disciplines and solve practical problems through real-world interactions with inventors, business leaders and area experts which provide education beyond the classroom. The academic fields for the certificate include biomedical engineering, business, chemistry, basic biomedical sciences, biology, computer science and physics. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Completed Graduate Application form found at: https://www.usd.edu/graduate-school/apply-now and a non-refundable application fee of $35.
  2. Official transcript(s) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit (in English or with translation) must accompany an application. Official transcript of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for international students. The USD Graduate School and/or academic units retain the right to require credential evaluations from organizations, such as Educational Credential Evaluators/World Education Services (ECE/WES), for a student if such an evaluation is deemed necessary.
  3. Only current students pursuing a master’s degree or higher at USD may apply. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on conferred degree and/or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale, on all graduate coursework is required for full admission. Each graduate program may admit students on provisional status per university policy.
  4. Applicants with degrees from countries other than the United States who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited American college or university or from an accredited institution in the following English-speaking countries: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada (Excluding Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score. For all other applicants, a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) or 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a minimum PTE score of 53 is required for graduate admission. 
  5. Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose or goal statement.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  1. Resume

Subject to faculty approval, those who do not meet all of the criteria above may be admitted on a provisional basis.

Application Deadline:

  • Two weeks before the start of the term
    • Spring, Summer, and Fall start terms

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