Georgetown University

Admissions Overview

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 admissions requirements, key factors reviewed by the Admissions Committee for acceptance into the MSF program, application checklist and application deadlines:

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.

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.

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)

Application Checklist

Before beginning your application to Georgetown University’s MSF online program, please review and prepare the items necessary to complete the application process. In addition, ensure that you meet the requirements listed here.

  • Application fee: one-time, non-refundable fee of $175.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores and test date
    • Georgetown University GMAT code: JT7-G0-38
    • Georgetown University GRE code: 5781
  • Official transcripts
  • Official TOEFL/ILETS scores (if applicable)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals well acquainted with the applicant’s professional experience
  • Video conference Interview (interviews typically last 5-10 minutes)

Application Deadlines

We highly recommend submitting your application and all required documentation as early as possible in order to secure your space in the program.


Application Deadline

Decision Notification by

Start Date

Round 1



Mid-August 2018

Round 2



Round 3



Round 4




Incoming Class Profile

Each year the program attracts students who are passionate about business and finance, and are driven to learn and succeed. Below is a snapshot of the most recent incoming class:

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Please click here to apply online.