The Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization is designed to let students experience the entire spectrum of the commercialization process — invention, product development, technical and market feasibility analysis, intellectual property acquisition, business planning and venture funding.
This program is particularly well suited to master's and PhD candidates in science, engineering and business, but we encourage students from other disciplines who are interested in technology businesses to apply. Also, you do not need to be a matriculated student at USC to undertake the program. Any individual who holds an undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree is welcome to apply.
Prospective students may apply to begin the program in the fall, spring or summer term. Applications are submitted online via gradadm.usc.edu/apply/. For details, visit http://www.marshall.usc.edu/tccm.
Two required courses and 6 units of electives (for a total of 12 units) must be completed to earn the certificate.