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Admission Requirements

MS in Finance

Application Deadlines

  • For fall semester, all application materials are due by March 15 if applying for a graduate assistantship, or May 1 if not applying for an assistantship. For spring semester, all application materials are due by November 1.

  • GA applications can be found here. Please submit them directly to the department of Accounting and Finance

Admission to the Master of Science in Finance program generally requires:

  • Completed university application and required application fee
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 in finance courses. Applicants that don't meet both GPA requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A total score of 550 or better on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or a combined score of 300 or better on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the M.S. in Finance Program. NOTE: Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in Finance from a United States AACSB accredited institution are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) sent directly from the issuing institution (not necessary if UW is the most recent institution attended).
  • Three work- or school-related letters of recommendation sent by the reference to the Master of Science in Finance program.
  • For international students a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 540 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 76 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).  The M.S. Finance Program does not accept IELTS scores.
  • International students must also have sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).


Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding.

To apply to the Master of Science in Finance Program complete the University Graduate Admissions Application (UW Graduate Admissions Application).


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Accounting and Finance

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3136

Email: acct-fin@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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