​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 Fall 2020 Incoming Class

Track: Corporate Finance & Investments Wealth & Asset Management Quantitative
Total number of students: 28
Average age:23
Average GMAT:669
Average GRE V | Q:148 | 165152 | 164
153 | 167
Average GPA:3.40
International students:86%88%91%
Average TOEFL:106

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.

Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 14, 2020
December 10, 2020
Round 2*
January 20, 2021
March 10, 2021

Round 3

March 24, 2021
April 28, 2021
Rolling admissions
Three weeks after application completion

*Priority deadline for 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.

After March 24 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

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.