Application Package Requirements

To expedite the processing of your application follow these instructions carefully. All information must be received for an application to be considered complete.

No work experience is required.

All applicants should add, and to their authorized email sites to avoid important mail regarding the application to be tagged as junk mail.


You must meet the minimum entrance requirements to apply for the one-year Master's in Finance program.

  • A B.S. or B.A. degree in a business-related field (finance, accounting, economics, etc.). Applicants are welcome from other fields, though additional coursework 
    may be required in the summer prior to the program start.
  • 4 year bachelor's degree program; or, 3 year bachelor's degree program plus 1-2 year master's diploma program with degree awarded
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00
  • No work experience is required, nor does it affect the application decision.
  • GMAT (or GRE) results required (preferred score of 600 or better)
  • TOEFL required for international students if education has been in a non-English speaking country (preferred iBT score of 98 or better)
  • Complete online application packet with materials as detailed below

Prerequisite Requirements

Students without extensive finance or accounting (senior-level) coursework may be required to take perquisite coursework in the summer prior to starting the MSF program. Online modules offered through the University of Arizona Outreach College and taught by a Finance Department faculty member may be recommended or required. Details of possible prerequisite requirements are available here.

Apply to the UA Graduate College

Full instructions and requirements are included in the online application.

Online Application Package Requirements

  • Affidavit of Domicile (Arizona residents complete with application)
  • Proof of Financial Resources (international students)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Reference: Names and contact information
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities, except UA (including grade key if grades not based on 4.0 scale)
  • GMAT (or GRE) results (School Code 4832)
  • TOEFL (international students only; School Code 4832)

Submitting Official Transcripts

In addition to completing this online application, you are required to send Official Transcripts from all institutions directly to the Finance Department at:

Master's in Finance Program 
Department of Finance
The University of Arizona
McClelland Hall, Room 315R 
1130 E. Helen Street
Tucson , AZ 85721-0108

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for applications are:

  • December 1:  Early Deadline (International preferred)
  • February 1:  Normal Deadline (U.S.)

For additional information, please contact us.