Master of Science in Finance


The Master of Science in Finance degree program is designed for students with or without previous educational background in finance.

Many students select the Financial Management option, which provides a generalist approach to the degree while allowing flexibility to tailor the program to their needs. For students wanting a more focused program, six concentrations are available:

  • Energy Risk Management.
  • Financial Analysis.
  • Financial Risk Management.
  • Investment Management.
  • Management of Financial Institutions.
  • Real Estate.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Finance

Catalog page: MS

MS in Finance Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Carolyn Reichert
JSOM Advising Office
Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas, SM 20 
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JSOM 2.250

Possible Careers

Budget Analyst; Business Analyst; Commodities Trader; Credit Analyst/Manager; Financial Analyst/Planner; Industrial Buyer; Insurance Agent; International Trade Specialist; Investment Banker; Loan Specialist; Mortgage Broker; Purchasing Agent; Real Estate Developer; Research Analyst; Securities Agent; Stock Broker; Treasurer; Trust Account Administrator; Trust Investment Office and Underwriter.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.