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COVID-19 Update Regarding 2021 Admissions and GMAT/GRE Testing

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, The University of Tampa understands that applicants to the Sykes College of Business graduate programs may be unable to take the GMAT or GRE exams.

As a result, the University may temporarily waive the GMAT and GRE test requirement for qualified Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 applicants to the Sykes College of Business graduate programs. Please keep in mind that GMAT/GRE waiver qualifications include a minimum GPA, degree and possible course/work experience. All other admission criteria will still be required. We encourage you to attend a virtual information session where we discuss our GMAT/GRE waiver qualifications. If you do not meet the qualifications, then you are not eligible for a COVID-19 or traditional GMAT/GRE waiver.

For more information about GMAT/GRE qualifications, email the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at or call (813) 253-6249.


Admission is competitive and students are encouraged to apply early. Applicants are considered for entry into the program during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Apply online or complete a paper application (PDF). Students are notified of an admission decision after all materials have been received and evaluated.

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Admission Requirements for:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Tampa's MBA program — creating value for graduates, organizations and society — helps students develop the sophisticated strategic mindset demonstrated by successful executives.

M.S. in Accounting

Designed to satisfy the academic requirements for the CPA examination.

M.S. in Business Analytics

This flexible, online degree prepares students to analyze complex data to make better business decisions across diverse industries.

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Prepares students for work in fields such as cybersecurity, IT, security analytics, finance, security consulting, cyber forensics and law enforcement.

M.S. in Entrepreneurship

Builds the critical business and entrepreneurial skills needed to develop and launch successful new ventures.  

M.S. in Finance

Prepares students for careers in the finance industry and prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) exam. 

M.S. in Marketing

Designed for marketing professionals seeking a graduate degree in their area of professional specialty. Also, prepares students to take the Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) exam.

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Designed for experienced professionals seeking a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to mastering the art of leadership in the new economy and preparing to lead in the next.

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Caters to students already in a nonprofit organization or looking to transition to the nonprofit industry.