Master of Finance

Master of Finance | Graduate

The Master of Science in Finance [MSF] Degree Program will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in business and advance in careers in Finance.

In this intensive specialized graduate program, students learn to analyze and solve complex finance and investment problems and practical issues in the areas of corporate finance, financial market and institutions, financial modeling, investment analysis and portfolio management or derivatives and risk management, financial engineering, and financial policy and strategy. This program is targeted at graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, and financial markets and institutions.

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Graduate
  • Related Degrees: M.A.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: In Person

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with a $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • GMAT test scores (waived for CFA Charterholders)
  • Ideal applicant has 1-3 years of experience
  • Preferred undergraduate majors include Finance, Economics, and Accounting.
  • GPA requirement is 3.0 or higher

Degree Requirements

Ten 3-credit courses will comprise the 30- credit hour program

  • Advanced Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • Financial Marketing 
  • Financial Policy and Strategy 
  • Financial Statements Analysis 
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (CFA Charterholders may waive this course and graduate with nine courses)
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Seminar in Financial Engineering
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • Statistics 
Program Start date is July 1st, with a completion date of May 1st the following year

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University Graduate School 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059