Master's in Finance Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about our Master's in Finance program.

Can I waive the TOEFL/IELTS?

We require international applicants to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores unless the language of instruction at their undergraduate institution was entirely in English. International applicants who received a bachelor degree from a university in the United States can also have the TOEFL waived. If you’d like to request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please email msf@sandiego.edu.


What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score? What is the school code for the TOEFL and the IELTS?

The minimum score for the TOEFL is a 92 and the minimum score for the IELTS is a 7.0. The school code for both the TOEFL and the IELTS is 4849.


I am an international student. Can I submit my international transcript evaluation after I receive my admissions decision?

If you were educated outside of the United States, we require you to have your degree evaluated by World Education Services. This degree evaluation must be completed before the admissions committee can review your application.


I have a three-year bachelor degree. Am I still eligible to apply?

If you were educated outside of the United States, we require that you have your degree evaluated by World Education Services. This degree evaluation will inform the MSF admissions committee if your undergraduate degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor degree. This degree evaluation must be completed before the admissions committee can review your application.

How much does the Master’s in Finance program cost?

The tuition for the MS in Finance program for the 2016-17 academic year is $1,415 per credit hour for a total tuition charge of $45,280. The total additional fee cost is $354. Note that tuition and fees do not cover books or other class materials.


Are there scholarships available?

We’re happy to announce that we offer merit-based scholarships for MSF students. Scholarship amounts are determined by overall competitiveness and academic merit of the applicant and awards are specified at the time of the admission offer.


Do you accept the GRE? What is the school code?

Yes, we accept both GRE scores and GMAT scores. The school code for the GRE and for the GMAT is 4849.


Can the GMAT/GRE requirement be waived?

Unfortunately, the GRE/GMAT requirement cannot be waived.


 

Is there a required minimum GMAT/GRE score?

There is no required minimum GMAT/GRE score.


 

Does the MSF program require any work experience?

No, the MSF program does not require any work or internship experience prior to entering the program.