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
  • Final deadline for domestic candidates: June 1, 2018


Upcoming event: Iowa City information session

Monday, February 19, 2018  —  12:30pm–1:15pm

Pomerantz Center, University of Iowa campus
4th floor, Room C425

We'll cover in-depth program info, including what you'll learn, how we'll make you job-ready on day one, and what you can expect as a student in the program, with time for Q&A. Presented by Professor Tom Rietz, Finance Department Executive Officer, and Jen Carter, Director of Recruiting & Admissions. RSVPs are requested, but not required.

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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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