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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. 

  • 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. 

Information Sessions

We want to answer all of your questions! We will be holding information sessions for our second round of applications.

Information sessions date

Tuesday January 22nd from 12pm-1pm in the McGuire Center, room 202 in McClelland Hall

Application Deadlines

We are conducting a second round of applications for the 2019-2020 cohort! 

  • Applications are live
  • Second Round Applications due: Jan. 27, 2019 at midnight. 


Up to 140 students who submit an application by the deadline may be invited to interview. Second round application interview dates are:  

  • February 1, 2018. 

Selection Process

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program participants are selected based on their application and interview as compared to the overall applicant pool. Second round acceptances will be announced February 11, 2019. 

For more information about the McGuire Program, contact Program Coordinator Casey Ann Carrillo at or 520.621.2935.