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Master of Finance

Master of Finance Application and Admissions Requirements

Application Deadline

April 15 for Fall admission; September 15 for Spring admission


Applicant must submit a GMAT (500 minimum, 19 verbal) or GRE (minimum verbal 149, quantitative 146) score. To have your GMAT/GRE score reported to the University of Dayton, please use the following codes: GMAT: 1834, GRE: 1834.

The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived if you meet all the requirements for one of the following options:
Option one:

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering, science, computer science, mathematics, economics, finance, or business from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate mathematics courses

Option two:

  • A minimum of three years of technical work experience
  • A minimum 3.2 overall undergraduate GPA
  • B's or better in all your undergraduate mathematics courses
Resume, Personal Statement & Letter of Recommendation

A professional resume is required. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation and personal statements, but they are optional. Since industrial experience is favorable, you are encouraged to state the nature of that experience in your personal statement. These documents can be mailed to for domestic students and for international students


All applicants must submit official transcripts of previously attended higher educational institutions to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. A GPA of 3.0 is required.

International Student

All international students without a U.S. degree are required to submit English proficiency scores meeting specific requirements. Use the link below to learn more about the English Proficiency Options. Scores should be sent directly to the University of Dayton from the testing center using code 1834.

F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. 


Undergraduate majors are not restrictive, but all applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college. Prerequisites are Principles of Economics, Calculus, Statistics, Accounting, and Business Finance.

Financial Aid

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis.


Use the Graduate Tuition Costs Page for a detailed breakdown of the cost of graduate tuition. Look for the MFin cost (near the top of the table) to find the tuition rate for this program. 

In assessing applicants, the University is committed to doing so in a nondiscriminatory manner, i.e., an applicant's membership in any protected class shall not be considered as a factor in the application review process.


MFin Program

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251