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MSF - Master of Science in Finance | Admissions

Admissions FAQ

An Overview of the Process

  • What is the application process?
  • What are the application deadlines?
    Applications are due by the following deadlines: 
    • December 16, 2015
    • February 10, 2016
    • March 31, 2016

    The last date for applications from international students is February 10, 2016.  Students who wish to submit an application after March 31, 2016, should contact our office to find out about available space.

    Please note that in order to have your application considered, it must be complete, including the submission of all supporting documents, by the deadline. Please allow ample time for letters of recommendation and official test scores to arrive. You can check the status of your application on the GIAC Application Status Page.

  • Is an interview required? If so, how do I set one up?
  • How can I check the status of my application?
  • Can you review my application using an unofficial score report?
  • When will I get an admissions decision?
  • How will I know a decision has been made?

Application Materials

  • What materials must I submit?
  • Where should I mail my documents?
  • Can I get the application fee waived?
  • How long should my application essay be?
  • Can I view the essays without starting an application?
  • Who should I request letters of recommendation from?
  • Can my references submit paper letters of recommendation?
  • Can I change my reference information once my application is submitted?

Admissions Requirements

  • What are the prerequisite courses for the program?
  • Can I take the prerequisite courses while enrolled in the MSF program?
  • I have a three-year bachelor’s degree. Am I eligible for the MSF program?
  • Is an undergraduate degree in finance necessary or recommended?
  • If I have an undergraduate degree in finance, may I still apply?
  • Is work experience required?
  • Should I take the GRE or GMAT?
  • What GRE or GMAT scores are required for admission?
  • Do I have to submit a TOEFL or IETS score if I am an international student?