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Take the next step toward your future as a leader in finance; apply for your Master of Science in Finance (MSF) from Georgetown University today.

Application Requirement Checklist

Before beginning your application to Georgetown University’s MSF online program, please review and prepare the items necessary to complete the application process.

  • Application fee: one-time, non-refundable fee of $150.
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals well acquainted with the applicant’s professional experience
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores and test date
  • Official transcripts
  • Official TOEFL/ILETS scores (if applicable)

Georgetown University MSF Admissions

The admissions process at Georgetown University is multi-faceted. The MSF Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach when evaluating program applications and looks at a variety of professional and academic factors for consideration. Outlined below are the key factors and requirements reviewed by the Admissions Committee for acceptance into the MSF program:

Academic Ability

We use your GMAT or GRE scores to assess your aptitude for the program but we will also carefully examine your overall academic record, your performance in challenging courses, and the quality of your undergraduate institution. Though it is helpful to have prior coursework in finance, accounting, and statistics, it is not mandatory.

Work Experience

We do consider applicants without post-baccalaureate work experience, but such experience is valued and considered by the MSF Admissions Committee.

Letters of Recommendation

We would like to hear what your mentors and colleagues think of you, and how the Georgetown University MSF program will benefit you. A letter from your current or previous work supervisor is ideal and waiving your right to review the letter will add credibility to the recommendation.

Admissions Essay

We want to know about you. Why do you want to be an MSF student at Georgetown University? What are your career goals after completion of the MSF program? Are there any “red flags” in your application? (e.g., a poor academic performance in a semester)

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements: BA or BS from an accredited university. While prior academic coursework in finance is helpful, it is not required.

Tests: Must submit an official copy of a GMAT or GRE with test date.

Georgetown University GMAT code: JT7-G0-38

Georgetown University GRE code: 5781

Note: The Admissions Committee does not prefer one test over the other. Applicants may choose to take and submit either the GMAT or the GRE based on their personal preference.

GPA Requirements: We expect that the average GPA for our incoming class to be above 3.0, but we understand that a student’s GPA is largely dependent on his or her undergraduate major and school.

MSF III Class Profile

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business announced the MSF program in 2013, and the first class was held on January 4, 2014. Listed below are the summary statistics for MSF III:

  • Applications Started: 461
  • Submitted Applications: 192
  • Final Class Size: 79
  • Average Age: 29
  • Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.3
  • Average GMAT: 653
  • Average Work Experience: 6.5 years
  • 20% Female 80% Male
  • Represent: 27 US States and Washington, D.C.
  • Represent: 3 countries (US, Cambodia, and Turkey)


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Georgetown University is not yet able to offer online coursework in every state or country. The online MSF is approved for most states in the US, but is still awaiting full approval from a few select states. Please contact (866) 531-4825 or click here to determine if you are located in a state or country in which Georgetown University can confer a degree.