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Admission Requirements

MS in Finance

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: All required application materials are due by June 30.

  • Spring Admission: All required application materials are due by December 1.

  • International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline if possible to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the term of entry.

  • Graduate Assistantship (GA) applications can be found here. Please attach directly to your online application in the designated area.

 

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

  • Completed university application and nonrefundable application fee.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college. 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum GPA of 3.0 in finance courses, preferred. Based on a 4.0 scale.

  • 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). preferred. GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the MS in Finance Program. The institution code for the GRE is 4855.  

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need requested to the department. Copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (3). Professional or education-related letters of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

  • Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 540 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 76 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

  • Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency. 

  • International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions). (not applicable for distance education students)

NOTE: Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in a business or a STEM related field from a United States regionally accredited institution with the minimum preferred GPA OR who have 3+ years of professional work experience in a financial services or related field are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived on a case-by-case basis. Please contact program office for additional information.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business bachelors or masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university with the minimum preferred GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR if you have 3+ years of professional work experience in a financial services or related field.

Applicants without a business related undergraduate or graduate degree OR without 3+ years of professional work experience in a financial services or related field must provide evidence of proficiency in the following:

Business Math and Statistics

Corporate Finance


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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Department of Accounting & Finance

1000 E. University Avenue

Department 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 307-766-3136

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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