MSF Application Requirements

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This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

Fall 2024 – August 12
Spring 2025 – January 6
Summer 2025 – May 5
Fall 2025 – August 14

The application requires the following:

  • A completed or nearly-completed bachelor's degree.  A completed bachelor's degree will be needed prior to matriculation into the program. 
  • Learning equivalent to an undergraduate introduction to finance course is needed for successful program preparation.  Therefore:
    • Applicants who have completed at least a college-level introduction to finance course are well-qualified to apply.
    • Applicants who have not competed a college-level introduction to finance course may be considered for conditional program acceptance.  Within the semester of conditional acceptance, students will complete MBA 6060 - Business Essentials Finance, which is offered online within the fall, spring and summer semesters.  If the student earns a B or better in MBA 6060, they will enter degree status for the MS in Finance program within the following semester.
  • A completed online application form and $50 fee.  The fee is waived if you attend an online info session.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette1
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • For applicants with a GPA below 3.000, official test scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE). See the GMAT/GRE policy.  Marquette's GMAT/GRE institution code is: 1448
  • Regardless of undergraduate GPA, the GMAT/GRE may be requested and required if the applicant’s educational history does not include at least one college level course in basic statistics and one college level course in calculus or if the grade earned in either course is below a B-.
  • Essay questions on the application form
  • Resume or job profile
  • Two letters of recommendation are optional
  • Possible interview

Additional requirements for international students.
Please note that the MS in Finance is currently a fully online program and not aligned with study in the U.S. through a F-1 visa.  If international students wish to complete online MS in Finance courses outside the U.S., an application is welcome.

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency
  • Possible interview
  • Transcript evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. Within the online application, applicants may provide a copy of the transcript evaluation received.  Marquette accepts course-by-course evaluations from the services listed below.  If admitted, final official transcript evaluations must be sent to the Marquette University Graduate School directly from the transcript evaluation service used for your course-by-course evaluation.