​MS in Finance Admissions

Admission to the MSF program is competitive. Each applicant is carefully considered by the Olin Admissions Committee – using both objective and subjective criteria including academic ability, professional potential, leadership qualities, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated achievements, motivation, and diversity.

MS Finance incoming class of 2020–21 academic year

Program: Corporate Finance and Investments Wealth and Asset Management Quantitative
Total number of students: 69
191
181
Average age:23
23
23
Average GMAT:670
688
701
Average GRE V | Q: 151 | 166154 | 166
153 | 167
Average GPA:3.4
3.4
3.5
Women:
43%
52%
40%
International students:91%97%97%
Average TOEFL:103
104
103

MS Finance Application Deadlines

Admissions decisions are made for applications submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time according to the deadlines for each round noted in the table below.

Fall 2022

Application
Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 19, 2021
December 9, 2021
Round 2*
January 25, 2022
March 10, 2022

Round 3

March 24, 2022
April 28, 2022
Rolling admissions
Ongoing
Three weeks after application completion

*Priority deadline for fall international applicants: Applications may be submitted after the international priority deadline. However, please ensure that your file is complete at the time of application in order to avoid any processing delays.

Part-Time Option

Working professionals in the St. Louis area can purse the Corporate Finance and Investments program on a part-time basis, and begin taking classes in the fall or spring semester. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please contact our office at OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu to learn more.

Washington University Undergraduate Students

If you're a Washington University student who is interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Finance degree, it is recommended that you email OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu .

Eligibility

What does it take to be admitted to Olin's MSF programs?

We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the MSF program. Note: most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the Corporate Finance and Investments and Wealth & Asset Management programs should have taken Calculus I, Statistics and Microeconomics.

Successful applicants to the Quantitative Finance program will demonstrate outstanding aptitude for advanced quantitative finance materials and a passion for the quantitative aspects of problem-solving. Students who have majored in Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Economics, Engineering, Physics and Statistics are especially encouraged to apply to the Quantitative Finance program. Some background in the applications of computing to quantitative problem-solving is especially valuable.