MEET Program FAQs
Enrolling in an online program is a big decision. We've outlined some of the most common questions and concerns about the online Master's in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology (MEET) program below. If you have other questions, feel free to get in touch.
Admission & Program FAQs
The next start term for the MEET program is summer 2022.
Yes, the MEET program offers both full-time and part-time sequences (see curriculum). Please note, however, that the one-week intensive bootcamp requires full-time attendance regardless of enrollment status.
The MEET program includes two in-person experiences. Before online courses begin, there's a three-day immersion experience at Miami's Oxford campus. You'll have the opportunity meet your peers and faculty from the program.
The second in-person experience is a one-week intensive bootcamp in Silicon Valley during the Winter term. This opportunity places you at the heart of entrepreneurship and emerging technology for a true hands-on learning experience. Otherwise, courses are held online, and you can take them from anywhere.
There are no specific meeting times for online courses in the MEET program. Outside of coursework, you'll have regular opportunities to meet virtually with faculty and classmates.
Full-time students can expect to spend 35-40 hours per week on coursework. Part-time students can expect to invest 18-20 hours per week.
Also, the program has an intensive bootcamp that will require you to work full time for one week onsite in Silicon Valley. The time commitment for this part of the program will be the same whether you’re enrolled part time or full time in the MEET program.
While it’s helpful to have some knowledge of programming and web development before starting the MEET program, it definitely isn’t required.
Unfortunately, we can only offer this program to U.S. citizens and permanent residents at this time.
Cost & Aid FAQs
No, the tuition cost per credit hour is $995 regardless of your state of residence.
Educational loans are available. To be considered for federal loans, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, and you must be enrolled at least half time (6 graduate credit hours) to qualify. The dollar amount of these loans may be based on federal limits, your year in school, your dependency status, the cost of attendance, and other financial aid you receive.
In addition, a number of scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities are available to Miami students when applicable.
Many of the expenses are covered by the program.
For the three-day immersion experience in Oxford, housing and most meals are provided. During the bootcamp in San Francisco, housing, breakfasts and lunches, and program-related transportation and activities are provided. However, during these experiences, transportation to and from each location (Oxford and San Francisco), as well as dinner and incidentals, are considered personal expenses.
If you choose to participate in the San Francisco-based internship program, public transportation passes will be provided. However, rent, meals, incidentals, and other living expenses are personal expenses.
This depends on whether or not you are participating in the San Francisco-based internship.
|Experience||Associated costs||Estimated total|
Fall Semester (Immersion Experience)
Travel to/from Oxford, meals on travel days, dinners and incidentals for the 3-day programming.
Winter Term (Bootcamp)
Travel to/from San Francisco, meals on travel days, dinners and incidentals for work days.
Spring Semester (Internship) **This only applies if you don't use a current job as your internship site.**
Rent (assumes recommended shared housing), meals, incidentals for one semester.
$7,500 **This can be offset by paid internships.**
No. There are three ways you can complete the MEET degree's internship/externship requirement:
- Complete an internship in the San Francisco Bay Area with the support of MEET staff. With this option, you would be expected to travel to San Francisco.
- Complete a remote internship based anywhere, from anywhere, though placement support might be limited.
- Complete an externship at your current place of employment — so long as the work is separate from, and in addition to, your current position.
If you choose to participate in the San Francisco internship option, then you would be expected to remain in the Bay Area for the full spring semester — corresponding to the dates of your internship.
You could elect to do an externship at your current place of employment so long as the work is separate from, and in addition to, your current position.
In San Francisco, it's highly recommended that you take advantage of the apartment-style housing suggested by the MEET program coordinators. This immersive program is meant to be an experience for the entire cohort, and living together is an essential part of the experience. However, students will sign individual leases directly with the property managers of the recommended housing.
Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis and are very rare. Housing costs in San Francisco are among the highest in the nation, and the housing designated by Miami University is in extremely safe areas. We recommend this housing to ensure student safety and an overall positive experience. Students have found that other low-cost options do not include the necessary amenities or allow them to remain close to their cohort, or are in potentially unsafe neighborhoods.
Public transportation passes (MUNI Cards) are provided for the duration of the spring semester if students are participating in an internship in San Francisco.
We do not guarantee any student an internship, though we do everything in our power to help students find one. For students electing to do the internship in San Francisco, we share student information with our extensive industry connections during the semester before participation; however, we ask that students do not wait for a phone call to begin conducting their own search. Students need to be proactive in searching for opportunities that may be the best fit for them.
Yes. You should expect to go through “normal” hiring processes for internships. While the process can look different for each potential position, this is an important step to help determine the appropriate fit for both you and the employer.