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 2021 application deadlines

  • Priority deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Final international deadline: March 15, 2021
  • Final domestic deadline: June 15, 2021
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

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Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be considered for admission. A GMAT/GRE score is not needed to apply.

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.


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

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.

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.

  • Completed online application
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only; see minimums above)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Contact info for two recommenders

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