Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Finance

Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Finance
30-38 credit hours
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 from your previous institution is required before applying for the MS in Finance.
A complete application packet must include the following:

  • Official GRE or GMAT scores (OPTIONAL)
  • Unofficial transcripts used for admissions review.
  • Official academic transcripts required when offered admission
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Career goal statement
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

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MS Finance
MS Finance webinar


  • Application for Admission; Choose “Business Administration (Finance) – Online, Master of Science” on the application
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Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation. At least one should be a professional contact, and the other can be academic.

Please note that the name and email address of each recommender is required.

Goal Statement

Statement of purpose essay explaining in less than 500 words how the Lindner MS in Finance will further your career goals.

Current Resume or CV


The GMAT and GRE are not required for admission to the MS Finance program.

Applicants can submit scores to build a better picture for the admissions committee of their academic ability and aptitude.

All applications are considered holistically, with all aspects of the application carefully considered in the admissions process.

Unofficial school transcript(s)*

Unofficial school transcripts are required for the application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts.

* Once accepted, applicants will need to send official transcripts to [email protected] OR the following physical address:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627

Additional information is available at or you can contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for additional guidance.

International Students

An official TOEFL/IELTS is required for all international applicants.

International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES;