Master in Finance

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)



Tuition for the 2015 - 2016 academic year will be determined during spring semester 2015 and will be for the standard two-semester (four module) version of the curriculum.  MSF students are assessed a program/technology fee of $1,000 for the academic year. Tuition rates change annually and will be updated on this site. Further details about SMU Financial Aid is available at:

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 MSF Tuition

Full-time students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours per semester: $21,600 flat tuition rate per semester ($43,200 tuition for entire program, if completed in two semesters), plus MSF program/technology fee of $1,000 for the academic year, and general student fees of $5,420. Total Estimated Cost: $49,620.

Part-time students enrolled in 1-11 credit hours per semester: $1,730 tuition rate per credit hour, plus MSF program/technology fee of $1,000 for the academic year ($500 per semester), and general student fees of $228 per credit hour (maximum student fees of $2,710 per semester). Total cost for part-time students will vary depending on the number of credit hours taken each semester. Part-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters (Fall and Spring only).

Students who receive company reimbursement as well as those who receive other forms of financial aid are responsible for payment of their tuition by the specified due date. Your need for financial aid has no bearing on our admission decision. We evaluate your application without regard to financial need. Your eligibility for a particular form of financial aid is determined by a variety of factors including your citizenship status. Apply for financial aid early in the application process. Do not assume you will not be eligible for financial aid.


Your budget should include estimated tuition costs, fees, student health insurance, books and supplies, room and board (rent, utilities, etc.), and personal and miscellaneous expenses.  An approximate budget that includes all costs of living in Dallas and attending the entire program might be as follows:


Tuition$ 48,620
Program Fee$   1,000
Student Living Expense$ 15,200
Books and Supplies$   1,800
Health Insurance$   3,000
Transportation$   1,300
Other Expenses$   1,500
Total 9-month
$ 72,420

*This estimated total is based on a nine-month school year for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The cost may be more or less depending on the student’s lifestyle, whether the student lives on-campus of off-campus, and whether any family members accompany the student.

Dallas Cost of Living

Based on the "ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2010 Annual Average" Council for Community and Economic Research published January 2011, the Dallas Metro area cost of living index was 91.8 (with the US Metro Average = 100).  Of the top 20 US metropolitan areas Dallas had the second lowest cost of living index (COLI) with St Louis being the lowest (90.4) and Manhattan being the highest (216.4).