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Tuition, Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid for Online MS in Finance

Estimated tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Total tuition for Online MS in Finance degree — $46,200.00*

The program consists of three credentials; each is one-third of the total cost to earn the degree.

  • Graduate Certificate Tuition — $15,400.00*
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate Tuition — $30,800.00*

Program Fee: $500.00 per semester

*Tuition subject to change over the course of the program.

Online MS Finance Admissions

Admission to the online MS in Finance program is competitive. We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic and professional experience. We admit students with various backgrounds and experiences in order to provide unique experience in the classroom setting. You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University’s four-year bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadlines for Online MS in Finance

Application for Spring 2023 is now open.

This program has two intakes a year: Spring and Fall. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and admission decisions will be made 1-2 weeks after completed applications have been submitted. Incomplete applications will delay decisions until all required materials have been submitted.

Spring 2023 - Application deadlines
Due byNotification on or before
EarlySeptember 21, 20221-2 weeks after completed application received
PriorityNovember 2, 20221-2 weeks after completed application received
FinalDecember 13, 20221-2 weeks after completed application received

Required virtual orientation is scheduled for January 14, 2023.

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no prerequisites required for admission to the program. There will be two courses required prior to the start of the program in order to provide foundational knowledge and enhance the learning experience. After you start the program, additional foundational coursework may be required as you advance.

Course Transfer and Waiver Policy

We do not accept transfer credits for our online programs, however we do allow for course waivers, which are intended to let students avoid redundant study of subjects already mastered. Waivers do not reduce the number of credits required to earn the degree. In our online programs, no more than three credits can be waived across the graduate certificate, advanced graduate certificate and degree.

This policy applies to courses that will be taken for fulfilling requirements to complete the graduate certificate, advanced graduate certificate and degree. This policy does not apply to foundations courses which have their own waiver policies.


Funding Your Online Graduate Program

Students are encouraged to take a proactive role in planning for their financial success while pursuing their degree. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

Although many financial service resources are available online, we know there is no substitute for a personal conversation—whether it be for a quick question or a more detailed discussion. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at olinfinancialservices@wustl.edu or by phone at 314-935-7301.

Program Sponsorship and Support

Before committing to this program, check with your employer about support and sponsorship options. Many organizations are willing to subsidize education costs for employees looking to expand their skills and leadership.

Download this sample letter template requesting employer support and sponsorship for WashU Olin's Online Master of Science in Finance Program.

Online Masters Scholarships

Nonprofit Scholarship

Are you doing nonprofit work that’s changing the world, for good? Applicants with nonprofit leadership skills may qualify for the Nonprofit Scholarship Program.

Women’s Leadership Scholarship

At Olin, we believe that inclusive cultures and organizations with gender diversity achieve superior outcomes. We strive to advance women in leadership to encourage equity in opportunity and compensation. We reinforce our commitment to increasing representation for women in business by considering all applicants for the Women’s Leadership Scholarship.

Military Scholarship

Olin is a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon program offering supplemental government funding for your graduate degree. Limited scholarship opportunities are also available for qualified veteran applicants.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

WashU Olin celebrates conscientious leadership and those who take extreme care to act in accordance with what is right and what is wrong. This scholarship is open to any individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplace and community. We seek leaders with an appreciation of differences and those who are determined to do more.

Entrepreneurship Scholarship

At WashU Olin, we foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Individuals who are focused on innovation, identify business solutions that advance society, generate growth of new markets and seek to inspire thoughtful change are eligible for the Entrepreneurship Scholarship.

Scholarships are limited. Reach out to your recruiter with questions. Email olinfinancialservices@wustl.edu or call 314-935-7301.