​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.

MSF Fall 2016 Incoming Class
Track: Corporate Finance & Investments Quantitative
Total number of students 3437
Median age2423
Average GMAT671731
Average GPA3.333.68
Female students22%49%
International students18%95%

Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2017 admission will be accepted beginning in September 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please email us at OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu to confirm that seats are still available.

Application Deadlines



Notification on or before:


October 3, 2016

December 16, 2016


December 1, 2016

January 31, 2017


February 1, 2017*

March 22, 2017


April 3, 2017

May 5, 2017

*International deadline
Note to international students: 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 pursue the Corporate Finance & Investments and Wealth & Asset Management tracks 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.


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.


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

Successful applicants to the Quantitative Finance track 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 track. Some background in the applications of computing to quantitative problem-solving is especially valuable.

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