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 2020 application deadlines

  • Priority deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Final international deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Final domestic deadline: June 15, 2020
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

Video: Iowa's Master's in Finance Program

You have choices for your master's degree in finance. We think the Tippie College of Business MFINn program is worthy of your shortlist. Check out this video of a recent webinar, where we explain why Tippie belongs at the top of your consideration set.

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Upcoming information sessions

These information sessions, held on campus in Iowa City, are short-and-sweet presentations that cover both the Master of Finance and the full-time Master of Business Analytics program.


No info sessions are currently scheduled. Check back soon for updates.

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.


CFA Level I (Pass), GMAT (no minimum score) or GRE (no minimum score). Waivers available for current Tippie business students.


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, GRE, or CFA Level 1 (Pass)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (international candidates only)
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two recommenders

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