Get a head start—apply early

We enroll new students in the fall semester only. Admission is competitive and there is limited capacity, so we recommend applying early. You won't need a GMAT or GRE score to apply. Read through the list of requirements below to make sure you've got your documents on hand prior to applying.

Application deadlines

Admission to the program is extremely competitive, and our cohorts typically fill prior to the final application deadline. We strongly encourage you to apply by the December 15 priority deadline.

Fall (August)

Priority deadline: December 15
Final international deadline: March 15
Final domestic deadline: June 15

Application fees

Domestic applicants: $60
International applicants: $100

Minimum requirements

You must meet all of these requirements to be considered. A GMAT/GRE score is not needed to apply, nor at any point in the program.

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 scores are 100 iBT TOEFL 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.

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

See the application process

Added benefits for students at partner schools

Tippie is streamlining admission to our Master of Finance Program for students at partner institutions. If you’re a qualified student from a partner school, we’ll waive your application fee and you won’t need to interview for admission.

Tippie’s course offerings and expansive experiential learning opportunities will give you a leg up to a world class graduate program and have you on your way to a career in business and finance. We currently have partnerships with:

If you'd like more information about these partnerships, contact us.

By the numbers

Find out the cost to attend, funding opportunities & more.

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Get a real-world perspective on what it’s really like in our program. Schedule time to talk with a Master of Finance student ambassador for answers and advice.

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