Master of Finance Admissions Requirements
Kick-start Your Career in Finance
The Tulane Master of Finance (MFIN) is a 10-month or 18-month, full-time program that has consistently been ranked by Financial Times as among the top 10 programs in the country.
The Master of Finance has received STEM designation
Tulane University’s Master of Finance (MFIN) is a STEM-designated program. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. government recognizes expertise in these fields is an important driver of innovation and job creation. The Master of Finance (MFIN) program achieved STEM designation because it integrates information technology, quantitative methods, and data analysis in its curriculum - important tools for career success on the leading edge of finance. International students completing STEM-designated programs in the U.S. are encouraged to stay after graduation and contribute their knowledge and skill while gaining work experience related to their field of study.
** Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, many test score waivers were awarded.
*The GMAC Member School logo is a trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council and is used with permission.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK WE WILL REVIEW APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS AND
NOT ADHERE TO THE POSTED APPLICATION DEADLINES.
We encourage applicants to submit their application as early as possible.
Our application process is designed to be completed online. We will review applications for admission with unofficial transcripts and score reports. Official copies of transcripts and test scores are required after enrollment is confirmed.
- Online Application Form ($125 application fee)
- Resume (uploaded online)
- One Essay (uploaded online)
- One Letter of Recommendation (submitted online)
- Undergraduate Transcript/s from Accredited University (uploaded online)
- GMAT Score Report or GRE Score Report (uploaded online)
In addition international students are required to submit
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Score Report
- Affidavit of Support and financial documentation certifying funds
- A course-by-course transcript evaluation if educated outside of the United States.
Our preferred evaluators are:
- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) - www.ece.org
- Educational Perspectives- www.edperspective.org
- One Earth Evaluators- www.oneearthevaluations.org
- SpanTran - www.spantran.com
- World Education Services (WES) - www.wes.org
Q: What factors does the Admissions Committee consider when evaluating my application?
A: The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, which includes all required application materials (application form, essay, resume, academic background, recommendation, and test scores), to assess an applicant's motivation, maturity and ability to successfully complete a graduate business degree. Applicants interested in applying to the master of finance program, should have successfully completed a statistics course in their undergraduate coursework. This should be reflected on the transcript submitted during the application process.
Q: What is Freeman's policy on interviews?
A: After a preliminary review of a complete application, the Admissions Committee may request an interview of select applicants.
Q: What can I expect during the admissions interview?
A: Applicants can expect to talk about themselves, their experiences and career goals, their undergraduate record, their leadership and group activities, and their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at the Freeman School. Due to the geographic diversity of the Freeman applicant pool, the majority of interviews are conducted via Skype or phone.
Q: Do you offer conditional admission to the programs?
A: The Freeman School does not offer conditional admissions under any circumstances. Applicants must submit all required application materials in order to be reviewed for an admission decision.
Q: May I defer my admission to the following year?
A: The Freeman School does allow applicants to defer admission decisions for one year. We will retain all application materials on file for one year. If you have previously applied to the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for information on reactivating your application.
Q: Does the Freeman School accept transfer credits?
A: We do not accept transfer credits from any other institution. We want to ensure that all Freeman graduate business students have acquired certain fundamentals and skill sets.
MFIN cost of attendance 2020-2021
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the eleven-month academic period of enrollment as established by the university. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2020-2021 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include anticipated expenses for spouses and/or dependents.
Freeman School Tuition
The total cost per credit hour of $1,850 assumes that the student registers for a normally progressing course load of 34 required credit hours per year to complete the program, and is subject to future annual increases based on the University tuition rates.
Academic Support Service Fee
This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services. The cost of the Academic Support Service Fee is $100 per credit hour.
Health Center Fee
A mandatory fee of $333 per semester (fall and spring only) providing for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center. It also covers health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $666 for the year (fall and spring only).
Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee (Fall and Spring)
There are two separate mandatory University fees. The Student Activity fee of $120 per semester, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $190 per semester covers membership at the Center for fall and spring only. Students may purchase a separate summer membership directly through the Reily Center Membership Office. The two fees combined are $620 for the year (fall and spring only).
Total Tuition and University Fees
Additional Allowable Expenses (may be included in student loans)
Room & Board
Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for an eleven-month period of enrollment for a single student. 19,616.00
Students may request that the cost of a new computer (along with other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget as outlined in the “Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost in a Student’s Cost of Attendance.” Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics to allow this one-time expense.
Health Insurance Premium
All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,630.00 per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year, subject to change. Students whose program begins in the summer are required to carry adequate health insurance for that period. Please note that the 2020-2021 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in mid-summer.
Estimated cost for local transportation during the eleven-month period of enrollment.
Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies.
Estimated amount for other essential expenses during the eleven-month period of enrollment.