Applying to the Master of Finance Program

We enroll new students in the fall semester only. Admission is competitive and there is limited capacity, so we recommend applying early.

Fall 2018 deadlines

We enroll new students in the fall semester only.

  • Priority deadline (all candidates): January 31, 2018
  • Final deadline for international candidates: March 15, 2018 EXTENDED to May 1, 2018
  • Final deadline for domestic candidates: June 1, 2018
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

Webinar: Iowa's New Master of Finance Program

You have choices for your master's degree in finance. We think the Tippie College of Business program, brand-new this year, is worthy of your shortlist. Check out this video of a recent webinar, where we explain why Tippie belongs on your list.

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Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s degree

Earned from a regionally accredited college/university or equivalent from another country. We accept students from all undergraduate majors; a business degree is not required.

English proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS

International candidates only. Minimum TOEFL scores are 100 iBT, 600 CBT, and 7.0 IELTS with no sub-score below 6.0. Waivers available for those who qualify.


No minimum score. Waivers available for University of Iowa undergraduate alumni in select areas of study.


Cumulative 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or foreign equivalent.


Application checklist

Before we can consider you for admission, we need a complete application, which includes all the items below. For details on each, see the Application Process.

  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (international candidates only)
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

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