How to Apply: Accelerated BS/MPS in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership

Spring 2022 Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Spring 2022 Semester Begins: January 31, 2022

Fall 2022 Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Semester Begins: August 30, 2022

UMBC undergraduate students have the option of applying to the accelerated Bachelor’s/M.P.S. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership program in their junior or senior year and may take up to nine graduate credits that can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students benefit by shortening the time to degree completion, experience the cost savings of taking graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates, experience flexible learning options (courses taught in evening or hybrid format) and gain practical knowledge and skills.

Admission Requirements for the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership Accelerated B.A./M.P.S. Program

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (If less than a 3.0 admission consideration based on Graduate Program Director’s discretion.)
  • Apply and be admitted at least one semester prior to completion of bachelor’s degree (preferable to apply at start of junior year.)
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the duration of undergraduate degree.

Application Process 

  • Contact Gib Mason,, Graduate Program Director, to discuss interest and plan of study.
  • Complete the Graduate School Accelerated Application DocuSign Form
  • Submit copies of your undergraduate transcripts and statement of goals in the Accelerated Application DocuSign Form, via the upload feature. (Reference letters are not required but if you want them reviewed you must upload them in the Accelerated Application.)
  • Submit required documentation to your Undergraduate Advisor for preliminary review and approval. If approved your application will be reviewed by the Entrepreneurship Graduate program Director and a final admission decision will be made.
  • Once approved, complete the Approval for Undergraduates to take Courses for Graduate Credit form.
  • One semester prior to completion of your bachelor’s degree submit a Graduate Admissions Application for the Master’s of Professional Studies: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership to the Graduate School. The graduate school application fee is waived ($50 online)
  • Once admitted to the M.P.S. of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership, complete the Request For Transfer of Credits form to Graduate School for up to nine credits.

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