Master in Finance

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Admissions - Fall Entry Only

Fall 2015 Application Deadlines:

Round Date Decision Notification

Round 1

October 27, 2014

By January 15, 2015

Round 2

January 5, 2015

By March 1, 2015

Round 3 - Suggested Deadline for International Students

March 15, 2015

By April 30, 2015

Round 4

May 15, 2015

By June 1, 2015

Rolling Admissions After May 15, 2015

Application Requirements for ALL Applicants:

  • Submit Online Application

  • Resume and Essays – uploaded in the online application

  • GMAT or GRE Score Report - SMU Cox School Code: HWG-KN-73 - Application can be reviewed with unofficial score report uploaded online; Official score report is REQUIRED after a student is offered admission.    

    •  Average GMAT Score: 665

    • Average GRE Verbal Score: 157, Average GRE Quantitative Score: 160

  • Transcripts - Application can be reviewed with unofficial transcripts uploaded online; Official transcripts are REQUIRED after a student is offered admission.

  • Transfer Transcripts - We require transcripts from any university/college at which the student earned 12 or more credit hours; Unofficial copies can be uploaded online; Official transfer transcripts are REQUIRED after a student is offered admission.

  • Two references (name & contact information only - recommendation letters NOT required)

  • You may submit the online application prior to completing the required exams, but your application will not be reviewed until all materials are received

  • SMU Cox BBA Undergraduates are NOT required to submit GMAT/GRE Scores

  • International Students ONLY: TOEFL or IELTS score report to meet English language proficiency requirement (SMU Cox School Code: 6660, Dept 02). Minimum TOTAL Score Required:  100.

    • Minimum TOEFL Score required: 100 Total

    • Minimum IELTS Score required: 7.5 Overall, and each individual section scores must be 7.0 or higher.

Unable to upload your required application materials?

All unofficial transcripts/test scores can be sent via e-mail to or via postal mail to:

Mailing Address:

SMU Cox MSF Admissions
PO Box 750333
Dallas, TX 75275-0333

Physical Address:

SMU Cox MSF Admissions
6212 Bishop Blvd, Room 125, Fincher Bldg.
Dallas, TX 75205