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. View our Class Profile
for demographic and academic backgrounds of MS Finance students.
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.
|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|
Note to international students: Applications may be submitted after the international application deadline. However, we cannot guarantee a decision by the notification date for international applicants. When applying, it is important to ensure that your file is complete in order to avoid any processing issues.
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.