MSF | Admissions

Admissions Information

2016-2017 Admissions Deadlines

  • December 1, 2016
  • February 1, 2017 (Final deadline for international applicants)
  • March 31, 2017


Admission is only available for the summer semester. All students begin in July, and complete the program the following May. Expected start date for the Class of 2018 is July 1, 2017. All students must be able to arrive in Austin on or before July 1, 2017 to participate in orientation. 

Admission to the program is selective. Qualified applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Mathematical aptitude and demonstrated ability to handle quantitative material
  • Strong communication skills and motivation

A completed application consists of the following:

  • Online application, including official transcripts uploaded in PDF format and GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS score for all international applicants
  • Personal essays
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
Additionally, if the admissions committee requires further information about a candidate, an interview may be required.

Deadline Information

If you'd like to apply to the MSF Program for the 2017-2018 school year, application deadlines are:

  • December 1, 2016
  • February 1, 2017 (Final deadline for international applicants)
  • March 31, 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed in rounds, and these dates reflect the date on which the admissions committee will begin reviewing completed (including official test scores) applications. Applications that are incomplete on these dates will be reviewed, if complete, in the next round. Decisions will be made within six to eight weeks of each deadline. 

Students whose applications are not accepted in either of the first two rounds may be placed on a waitlist, and reviewed again during a later round.

Please fill out our contact form if you wish to receive information about our application for admission in 2017.

Page last updated: 8/25/2016