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Master of Finance

Application and Admissions

Master of Finance Program Requirements


Apply to the Graduate Program

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 the 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 TOFEL or IELTS score. A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test is required for full admission. In lieu of the TOEFL, an applicant may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum Band 6.5 score on the IELTS is required for full admission. International students with a U.S. degree may be exempted from TOFEL. Please use the University of Dayton's institution code, 1834, when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Services (ETS) or your IELTS score. Intensive English Program (IEP) is available. An applicant who is academically qualified but has submitted a TOEFL or IELTS score below the minimums may be conditionally admitted to the University with the agreement that the student will attend our Intensive English Program.


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. Applicants interested in the assistantship should state in the personal statement.

Contact us

Mailing address:
Department of Economics and Finance
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2251

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Department of Economics and Finance

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251
Department of Economics and Finance