All associated, required application documents should be received and ready for review by the recommended application deadlines.

Contact us at with any questions about how to apply, requirements or tuition.

Admissions Requirements

1. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.

2. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree in any academic field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. If you have a three-year non-U.S. degree, you may request a review for determination as to equivalency.

3. Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application. Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. An English translation must accompany transcripts issued in a language other than English.

4. Resume

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.

5. Prerequisites

You may have an undergraduate degree from any discipline. If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and expect to complete it before the M.S. cohort start date, you are invited to apply.

Well-qualified students will have:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and/or design

All students are expected to enter the program with an understanding of business basics – by holding an academic degree in a business discipline or by prior work experience. If you lack an understanding of business basics, you will be required to enroll in ENTR 150 Business Basics for Entrepreneurs and earn a grade of “pass” (after taking the course pass/fail). This course will not count toward the credit requirements for the M.S. in entrepreneurship & design.

6. GRE or GMAT Scores

Submit your test scores. Both GRE and GMAT test scores are acceptable. The following scores are competitive:

  • GRE: Verbal + Quantitative: 310 or higher
  • GMAT: 600 or higher

Applicants with four or more years of full-time professional work experience and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 with at least a grade of ‘B’ in two college level math courses may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE testing requirement. Submit a request for waiver before your application is complete or with your complete application. Requests will be approved by the program director on a case-by-case basis.

7. Personal Statement

Submit a personal statement or essay consisting of the answers to the following questions:

  • Describe how your background and professional experiences have shaped your interests and prepared you for graduate study of entrepreneurship & design.
  • Describe how completion of the program will further your professional/career objectives.

8. Three Letters of Recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation. Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the individuals whose names and email addresses you provide. Instructions for returning the completed forms is included in the emails.

9. Interview

You may also be required to pass a formal interview.

10. International Students: Language Test Requirement

International applicants must submit one of the following:

  • Proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English;
  • TOEFL score of 100 or higher; or
  • IELTS score of 7.5 or higher

The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information.

Change of Classification: Procedure for Current UD Graduate Students

If you are currently in other graduate degree program and wish to change to the M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design, you must complete a “Change of Classification Form” to request approval.

The program director evaluates each request on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the student is required to submit an application to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education and follow the same procedures for admission as other applicants.

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until the cohort is filled or May 31, whichever comes first.

Tuition and Fees

Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements. Tuition rates for the July 2018 to May 2019 cohort follow.

Delaware Residents

Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements.

Full Time

Tuition $825/credit*
Health fee per semester $227
Center fee per semester $119

Part Time

Tuition $825/credit*
Registration fee per semester $30

* Net tuition rate for Delaware residents after the Lerner College in-state scholarship is applied.

Domestic Residents

US citizens, permanent residents, work-visa holders.

Full Time

Tuition $1,000/credit**
Health fee per semester $227
Center fee per semester $119

Part Time

Tuition $1,000/credit**
Registration fee per semester $30

** Net tuition rate for domestic residents after the Lerner College out-of-state scholarship is applied.

International Residents

Full Time

Tuition $1,350/credit***
Health fee per semester $227
Center fee per semester $119
International student fee per semester $160

*** Net tuition rate for international residents after the Lerner College international scholarship is applied.

Financial Aid

We fund a limited number of new students. Funding is highly competitive. Funding decisions for the fall semester are made in either March or April once we have reviewed all of the applicants’ records.