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MS in Finance Admissions

Come visit and find out why students choose Olin. Sit in on a class, have lunch with one of our students, and meet with our faculty and staff.

Email us at to arrange your visit.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2016 admission will be accepted beginning in September 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please email us at to confirm that seats are still available.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2016
MSF Corporate & Investments and Quantitative Tracks MSF Accelerated Track and Global Master of Finance
Deadline: Notification by: Deadline: Notification by:
October 15, 2015 December 30, 2015 October 1, 2015 December 16, 2015
January 19, 2016 April 7, 2016 January 5, 2016 March 1, 2016
March 15, 2016 May 1, 2016 March 1, 2016 April 1, 2016
After the final deadline, rolling admissions is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Part-Time Option

Working professionals in the St. Louis area can pursue the Corporate Finance and Investments track on a part-time basis, and begin taking classes in the fall or spring semester.

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 Nikki Lemley, Associate Director of Admissions,


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.

Although professional work experience is not a requirement for admission, most successful applicants have had significant internship and/or work experience prior to acceptance into the program.


Applicants to the Corporate Finance and Investments and Accelerated 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.