MS Finance Admissions

The Master of Science in Finance program is not accepting new applications at this time. Please contact the Office of Gradate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or mba@loyola.edu for questions regarding a prior application. Interested applicants may instead consider the MBA in Finance option. 

 

Priority Deadlines

The Master of Science in Finance program is not accepting new applications at this time. Please contact the Office of Gradate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or mba@loyola.edu for questions regarding a prior application.

International Applicant Information

International applicants seeking F-1 student visas may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. In order to maintain a full-time status, students may be required to travel between Loyola's three campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, and Columbia. Public transportation is not available.

Qualifications

The MSF program attracts students with strong intellectual abilities, demonstrated records of success and the keen desire to pursue a successful career in the field of finance. Students are offered admission to the MSF program based upon the consideration of two areas: quantitative criteria consisting of prior academic achievement and performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and qualitative data, which includes professional experience and a written personal statement. Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any undergraduate courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their academic studies. A program advisor will assist in planning your program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.

The program focuses on students who have a bachelor's or master's degree in a business discipline; however, students with strong academic and experience credentials from any academic discipline are accepted. Individuals will also be informed of any required undergraduate courses or prerequisites. It is preferred that the applicant will have two years of professional work experience. Prospective students with fewer than two years of work experience are encouraged to review their qualifications with an advisor at 410-617-5067 or msf@loyola.edu.

GMAT/GRE Information

A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committee values previous undergraduate/graduate academic achievement, work experience assessed through a resume, professional references, each portion of the GMAT, certifications/awards, and other evidence of the applicant's capacity to successfully pursue graduate study in business. Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org). Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the ETS.

GMAT Waiver Request Policy

Professional's MBA and MSF candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT score report. Requests for a GMAT waiver may be made on the online application or by submitting a GMAT/GRE waiver form. GMAT waiver decisions are made as part of the admissions process after an application file is complete and ready for review. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the policy at msf@loyola.edu

MS Finance Admissions Requirements

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

  • Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay/personal statement
  • One professional letter of recommendation

The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370):

  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Report. Scores must be within five years of the application deadline. Applicants who meet certain provisions can request consideration for admission without submitting a GMAT score. Please review the GMAT waiver request policy or download the GMAT/GRE waiver form
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (cannot be more than two years old). 

Applicants should request that official transcripts be emailed directly to Loyola at graduate@loyola.edu:

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended sent directly to Loyola from institution(s), including transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, and bachelor's, master's, doctoral degree or advanced certificate credit, is required. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES-approved evaluation services agency. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org).

Transcripts may also be sent via mail to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

 

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at msf@loyola.edu.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Through constant classroom discussions, papers addressing real life scenarios and investment portfolio presentations I’ve become as expert at building and communicating sound financial positions as I am building sound structures.

-Bill Fritz, Ph.D. ‘09

As a student straddling the professional and educational worlds, you have the unique opportunity to accelerate the learning process by applying what you’ve learned.

-Stacy Landsman, Internal Financial Reporting and Analysis Manager, Legg Mason Capital Management

Loyola’s program is extremely topical to what I do. It’s geared to the market place; I actually use one of my textbooks at work on a regular basis.

-Kim Castellino ‘06

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