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:

  • Investment Management
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Information Management

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, as determined by the dean of graduate studies

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) score that is less than 5 years old. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than 2 years old.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

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.