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The Department of Finance of the Trulaske College of Business offers the online Master of Science in Finance (MS Finance) degree. The 30 credit hour program can be completed entirely online which means full-time students can complete the degree in as few as two semesters plus a summer session. Part-time students taking six credit hours per semester can complete the degree in four semesters plus two summers. The program includes the option for a one-week international experience with travel costs covered by the program.

Degrees Offered

Finance, Master of Science

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Admission Criteria

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree from a college or University recognized by a regional accrediting agency in the U.S. and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final 60 credit hours. Degrees from non-U.S. institutions must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree-granting institution is located. Please refer to the Graduate School web page for all degree requirements.

Neither a GMAT nor a GRE score is required but will be considered if submitted. Factors considered in the admissions decision include the quality and rigor of undergraduate classwork, potential for graduate work in finance, and career focus. Evidence to support these factors include items such as the personal statement portion of the application, any internships or post-graduation work experience, community involvement and service, and an interview (if requested by the admissions committee).

Deadlines for application to the MS Finance

We do not permit mid-term entry. The either start at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. No summer or mid-semester entry.

  • Spring: December 15
  • Fall: July 15

International applicants to the MS Finance Program

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Please note that because the program can be completed fully online, immigration documents will not be issued. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Finance Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please see our website for detailed instructions about the program and how to complete the application.