University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a private institute of higher education located right on the water, in the sunny heart of downtown Tampa, Florida, USA! The University offers nine Master’s degrees and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Here, students can benefit from small, personalized classes, direct access to the city’s business district, diverse global perspectives from their peers, and a low cost of living. 

  • Average Tuition USD 15,000
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • Students 9,000
  • International Students 30%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 15,500
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of Tampa was established in 1933. Today, it sits on a 110-acre riverfront campus, which houses 60 buildings and academic settings. The University of Tampa currently enrolls more than 8,500 students, including nearly 1,400 students who come from around the globe to study in sunny Florida! To cater to the diverse interests of its multicultural student body, the University runs about 256 student organizations, clubs, and athletics teams, including business and entrepreneurship-focused groups. The Sykes of Business has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as a best graduate business school in 2016 and 2017, and it has been named among The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools” since 2007. With an emphasis on academic excellence, personalized attention, and real-world outcomes, UT is proud to be recognized as one of the best environments in the US to live and learn!

  • 01Affordability - At the University of Tampa, international students and domestic students pay the same tuition rate!
  • 02Size - Faculty to student ratio is 17 to 1, and the average class size is 21. Students have direct access to their professors, who serve as valuable resources throughout their time at UT.
  • 03Location - Tampa is in the top ten fastest cities in the US, and is the business and finance hub of the state - hosting some of the largest global companies. And let's not forget the sunshine and beaches!

Master Programs

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States


    USD 37,200 Tuition Fee

    The dynamic MS in Accounting program at the Sykes College of Business combines the benefits of a structured, technical program focused on preparing students for professional certification exams with unique opportunities for in-depth examination and real-world applications. The curriculum is designed to offer students depth and flexibility in career preparation, including courses in financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and accounting information systems. Electives are offered in not-for-profit or governmental accounting, advanced financial accounting, international accounting and federal tax accounting.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 35,000 Tuition Fee

    One of the most established and exclusive in Florida, the Sykes College of Business MBA program helps students develop the sophisticated, strategic mind-set of successful business executives. The innovative curriculum focuses on creating value, with an emphasis on business fundamentals and experiential learning. With the goals of learning what it takes to be a strong leader and preparing to step into a managerial role upon graduation, students gain a breadth of knowlege that will sustan them throughout their careers. MBA students may be looking to take their career to the next level, make a change, start a business, develop their leadership potential or expand their horizons through business study and networking. UT's MBA program provices the tools to fulfill all of this while tailoring course of study that meets individual needs.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

    Cyber Security

    USD 28,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States


    USD 20,000 Tuition Fee

    UT's M.S. in Entrepreneurship program builds critical entrepreneurial skills and helps students from a variety of backgrounds develop and launch new ventures. In consultation with faculty advisors, a customized approach is developed for each student, with a focus on real-world practice and success. The curriculum covers every step of the entrepreneurial process, from identifying business opportunities and conducting market research, to developing a business plan, acquiring funding, and launching and managing an enterprise.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

    Exercise and Nutrition Science

    USD 22,000 Tuition Fee

    Unlike most university programs that segregate the study of exercise and nutrition sciences, The University of Tampa's unique MS in Exercise and Nutrition Science examines the relationship between the two fields with the goal of optimizing athletic performance. The program combines advanced concepts from exercise physiology and strength and conditioning to teach students how nutrition impacts each area. Through numerous hands-on experiences and rigorous classroom study, students gain an unparalleled awareness of the intersection of these sciences. Graduates are prepared to serve as practitioners in the sports industry or to continue their academic studies at the doctoral level.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States


    USD 28,000 Tuition Fee

    UT's rigorous MS in Finance program gives students the training needed to excel in the ever-changing global financial industry. The complex nature of today's world of investment and finance requires professionals equipped with advanced quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills to manage change and create value. The leading-edge finance curriculum at the Sykes College of business focuses on practical financial management and modern valuation, and qualifies students for careers in areas such as banking, brokerage, individual and institutional investments, insurance, portfolio management and financial analysis and planning. Grounded in the current realities and best practices of the industry, courses are geared toward helping students advance in their finance careers and prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (SFA) common body of knowledge (CBOK) Levels I, II, and III.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

    Instructional Design and Technology

    USD 22,000 Tuition Fee

    The MS in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program addresses a growing field in learning and human performance that draws students from multiple disciplines and backgrounds. This innovative degree builds expertise in topics including: Technology in education, Theories of learning and cognition, multimedia design and development, systematic instructional design, open learning environments, and distance learning and e-learning. Students are trained to become experts in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instructional resources to improve learning and performance. Graduates are well prepared to practice their unique multidisciplinary profession in a variety of settings, including industry, government, higher education and k-12 schools, or to pursue doctoral studies.

  • 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States


    USD 28,000 Tuition Fee

    The innovative MS in Marketing program is designed for students pursuing careers in marketing or for professionals seeking development in specific areas of marketing. Students learn the global nature of business from a marketer's perspective, shaped by a combination of classroom and real-world experiences. A comprehensive curriculum sharpens skills in marketing management, brand and product strategy, marketing research and sales management.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Average SAT Score 1605


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    • Graduate Assistantships

      The University of Tampa offers graduate students with high academic merit the opportunity to be graduate assistants throughout their program of choice. Graduate Assistants work 20 hours a week on campus for professional development, and receive a tuition waiver for up to 36 credit hours. They also receive a $1500 stipend per semester. All together, this equals approximately $27,000 in tuition aid.

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          • Testimony
            1983-1987, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Looking back at the University of Tampa I now appreciate the average class size of around forty to each professor. We never had assistants or five-hundred to a class like our state schools. Each student felt important and wanted to succeed. If you are looking for a campus life where everyone gets to know each other and school spirit is high, consider the University of Tampa!

          • Testimony
            1999-2000, Bachelor of Science, Biology

            Choosing to attend UT remains one of most fulfilling decisions I've made in my life. I would not be the woman I am today had it not been for all of the support and encouragement I received from so many individuals who help me to achieve my academic goals at UT. It was the right environment for me based on the warm and friendly staff and faculty, and the overall atmosphere that provided a well-rounded academic experience. I made friends from all around the world, with whom I still remain in contact today; I learned from patient, dedicated instructors, and enjoyed the the general ambiance of a campus shrouded in majestic, historical intrigue.

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            2011-2014, (B.S.), International Business and Management

            I transferred to UT and really loved the campus, learned a lot, and made great friends. I wish I would have gone here from the beginning! I enjoyed all of my classes and professors and think I got a really great undergraduate education from Sykes College of Business. Before transferring to UT I did not really have any idea what I wanted to do career-wise, but after taking great classes, talking to professors, and career services I was able to figure out what industry I wanted to work in and start my career right after graduating. Being in the warm Florida weather sure didn't hurt either!