Master of Science (M.S.)


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Earn Your M.S. in Finance at UW

The ability to evaluate and react to change is highly valuable in today’s fast-paced business world. At UW, we prepare you to meet the needs of dynamic financial markets and industries with professional confidence and effective solutions. The University of Wyoming’s master of finance degree program offers hands-on, advanced training in the principles and practices of modern finance to help you become a successful business leader and decision maker. Because the world needs more unshakeable determination.


About Finance at UW

UW’s flexible, online master’s degree program in finance is designed for the working professional. You can start in the fall, spring or summer, enroll full-time or part-time, and finish in one or two years.

Plus, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) graduate certificate can be built into the finance master’s program, so you’ll earn both a master’s degree in finance, as well as a graduate certificate in financial planning, at the same time.

  • 100% Online Asynchronous Learning
  • 1-2 Year Degree Completion
  • GRE/GMAT Not Required
  • General Finance Track or CFP Track
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The UW College of Business and M.S. in Finance program are nationally accredited by AACSB. UW’s master’s program in finance and CFP graduate certificate are also CFP® Board Registered.


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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming offers a comprehensive selection of fully-online and hybrid programs, in addition to the online M.S. in Finance. These online programs are on par with their in-person counterparts in terms of learning standards and accreditation. Recognizing the distinct requirements of online learners, we furnish a range of academic and student resources designed to support your success both during your time at UW and in your post-graduation journey.


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What Can You Do With a Finance Master’s Degree?

With in-depth knowledge of capital budgeting processes, asset allocation strategies and finance valuation techniques, you could work for corporate, industry, nonprofit or government. This includes local, state or federal agencies such as the CIA, FBI and IRS. 

Finance Careers

UW master of finance graduates hold titles such as:

  • Business Manager
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Equity Trader
  • Information Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer
  • Portfolio Manager


Student standing outside of the College of Business

You’ll find UW finance graduate program alumni at places like:

  • Mesa Natural Gas
  • Tata Chemicals
  • Western States Bank
  • Empower Retirement
  • Goldman Sachs
  • University of Wyoming Foundation
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Laramie County Community College
  • UniWyo Credit Union
  • Monarch Investment and Management Group
  • Frontier Asset Management, L.L.C.
  • Wyoming State Treasurers Office
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Wyoming Retirement System


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Finance Masters Program Highlights

Here are some additional reasons to consider UW’s Master of Science in Finance degree program:


Online Flexibility

Study with experienced professionals in finance. Our faculty features four CFA and CFP charter holders, several of whom have had extensive industry experience.

MSF Degree Plus CFP Certificate

Earn your board-registered master of finance and CFP graduate certificate at the same time, in as little as one year. The CFP graduate certificate from the University of Wyoming College of Business fulfills one of four “E” requirements for earning the CFP professional certification from the CFP board.


Study with experienced professionals in finance. Our faculty features four CFA and CFP charter holders, several of whom have had extensive industry experience.



Take advantage of a variety of resources that provide financial support available to students in UW’s finance graduate program. Opportunities include:

Program scholarships
Graduate assistantships

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College of Business

Graduate Programs

Department 3275, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2447