New Venture Development Program Application Process


The McGuire New Venture Development Program is open to UA undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in all fields of study. 

We look for students who share a passion for creative problem solving and developing new ideas. There are no prerequisite classes required to apply for the McGuire New Venture Development Program, but you should apply at a specific time in your studies.

When To Apply

  • Undergraduate Students: Apply during your junior year to participate in the McGuire Program during your senior year. 

  • Undergraduate Engineering Students: Apply during your sophomore year to participate in the McGuire Program during your junior year (this is exclusive to engineering students as they are unable to participate their senior year due to senior design). 

  • Master's Students: Apply in the penultimate year of study to participate in the McGuire Program during your final year. 

  • Doctoral Students: Apply during any year of study. 


Application Deadlines

Applications are due FALL 2021


Interviews will be held November-December 

Selection Process

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program participants are selected based on their application and interview as compared to the overall applicant pool. 

Apply Now

For more information about the New Venture Development Program, contact Jordan Elias at