We are proud to offer the online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) to individuals who are serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. As an online MSF student at Georgetown, you will learn alongside your esteemed classmates wherever you live or serve. You will be well positioned for your future career, whether in the military or as a civilian.
Our history as a university is linked with the U.S. military, from the Civil War onward, and our programs are pursued by many military-connected students, including service members, veterans and military families. We value the experience, dedication and drive you bring to our MSF community. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business ranked #5 among the Best Business Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.
Pre-MSF Experience:Nuclear Submarine Officer
Post-MSF Experience:Health Care Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
When Brian Linville decided to leave the Navy for the private sector, he had a firm grounding in management and leadership but not so much on the finance side of business. The Georgetown MSF helped him develop skills in firm valuation and financial performance metrics that are used in his role at McKinsey & Co. Read more here.
To help finance your studies, we encourage you to learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program and its partnership with Georgetown University.
Yellow Ribbon Program
We proudly offer the Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veteran Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Eligible students may receive up to $15,000 per year from Georgetown McDonough, which is matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs, for a total of $30,000 annually toward tuition and fees in addition to the Post-9/11 tuition benefits. This is up from $10,000 in previous years. Additionally, the school no longer caps the program’s enrollment, allowing an unlimited number of eligible students to benefit from the funding.
For more information on the funding changes, visit here.
For more information on applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program as a Georgetown student, visit our Veterans page.
"I was looking for an MSF program that I could complete while living in Germany that I could afford with the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program. Georgetown was the most highly rated MSF program that offered a “mostly online” option, and that participated in the Yellow Ribbon program (with no student caps or early deadlines)."
- Raye Powell, MSF '21
Leaves of Absence: Pause Your Degree if Deployed
We understand that students who serve in the Armed Forces might encounter situations where their military obligations force them to withdraw from a course of study. We also recognize this can happen with little notice.
If you’re called upon for active duty or service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and you need to withdraw from your studies, give Georgetown University advance notice as soon as possible after you have received your orders, by presenting a copy of your orders to an academic dean.
If it is impossible for you to provide advance notice, do so at the first reasonable opportunity with a written, signed letter to the Veterans Office, accompanied by a copy of your military orders.
"As an Active Duty member, the Georgetown MSF program provided the flexibility, credible curriculum and professional understanding of my military obligations. Through two overseas deployments and a permanent change of station, the innovative instruction platform enabled me to receive a comprehensive education from anywhere in the world. Georgetown's faculty and staff maintain a genuine understanding and appreciation of each student's personal needs, especially those serving in the armed forces."
- Milton, MSF Alumni
Please call (866) 531-4825 or request more information and an admissions advisor will be happy to answer your questions.