The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program

The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) is where the principle and practice of entrepreneurship seamlessly intersect. Through a stimulating curriculum and transformational experiential learning opportunities, this one-year, intensive program equips promising entrepreneurs with the skills and savvy to plan, launch and sustain innovative ventures on their terms. Three-piece suits and old-school methods are not the norm here. Big ideas and a bold confidence are our prerequisites.

A departure from typical graduate business programs, the MSE Program awakens the entrepreneurial spirit through its dynamic experiential learning programs including GatorNest, where students collaborate with area startups; the Integrated Technology Venture Program, which brings together business, law and engineering students to commercialize university technology; and the Lean Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program, where students receive early stage proof-of-concept funding and incubation to launch their own ventures. These inspiring initiatives, along with the program’s emphasis on global perspectives and social responsibility, validate the MSE Program as one of the nation’s premier graduate entrepreneurship experiences.

Through the support of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), MSE students are fully immersed in the entrepreneurial mindset through exciting programs like the Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition, JumpstART, TEDxUF and more.

Learn more about the Program. Unable to attend classes on campus? Explore our Online MSE degree option.

In one year, you will gain...

  • Expertise to launch your own business
  • Valuable insight from seasoned & successful entrepreneurs
  • A global entrepreneurial perspective through our study abroad opportunities in Ireland, Chile, Haiti and South Africa
  • Access to network within the Startup Ecosystem in Gainesville

Are you a resident of one of these states?

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

You may qualify for in-state tuition in the Program.


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Laura Johnson

Director - Entrepreneurship Degree Programs
133 Bryan Hall
352.273.0337 | Email (mse at

  • GCEC (Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers) Winner: 2012 Exellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
  • Winner 2013 USASBE National Model Entrepreneurship Graduate Program USASBE #1 - Winner National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program


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