Seattle University's Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is a STEM-Designated Degree Program
MSF is approved for the CFA Institute's University Affiliation Program (UAP)
Seattle University’s Master of Science in Finance degree program provides students an opportunity to obtain advanced in-depth education in finance. The program and MS Finance Curriculum is designed primarily for individuals who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Applicants without a business degree will be required to take some preparatory business courses.
In addition to the development of appropriate quantitative and communication skills, the MS in Finance program provides detailed coverage of the following major areas of finance:
- Business finance
- Financial institutions and markets
The Finance Master's program program also includes the corollary fields of accounting and economics and incorporates discussion of ethical issues in business and finance.
MSF graduates typically work in banking, credit analysis, risk management, personal financial planning, wealth management, securities analysis and trading, portfolio analysis and management, alternative investments, business valuation, real estate finance, international finance, and general corporate financial management. Many seek CFA, CFP, CAIA, or FRM certification.
To view the current MSF student demographics and average entrance scores, download the Graduate Class Profile page.
MSF Program Duration
Part-time Master's of Finance students taking two courses per quarter can complete the program in 2 years.
Full-time MSF students taking 4 courses per quarter can complete the program in 1 year.
Master's in Finance Application Process
New students are admitted into the Master of Science in Finance program each quarter. Deadlines for submitting your domestic student application are:
- Fall quarter: August 20
- Winter quarter: November 20
- Spring quarter: February 20
- Summer quarter: May 20
International students need to sumit their applications on a different schedule:
- Fall quarter: April 1
- Winter quarter: September 1
- Spring quarter: December 1
- Summer quarter: January 1
For more details on the application process and requirements, go to the Albers graduate Admissions page.
Seattle University offers Master of Science in Finance students the opportunity to earn a second graduate degree concurrently with the MSF program in less time than it would take to complete each program separately. The graduate programs available for a joint degree with MSF are:
- Professional MBA
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Science in Business Analytics
- Juris Doctorate
For more information on this program, go to the Joint Degrees page.