Pacific Lutheran University

M.Sc. On Campus
10 months
40200 USD/full
40200 USD/full
Tuition fee
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The Finance program offered by Pacific Lutheran University is a STEM-designated, innovative, cross-disciplinary degree that uniquely prepares graduates to excel in financial careers. The program is a 10-month, full-time, quantitatively rigorous program offered to new graduates as well as those with industry experience. 


A unique aspect of the Finance program is its association with the CFA Institute and the opportunity to work toward the Chartered Financial Analyst designation while simultaneously earning your master’s degree. The CFA credential, with three levels of examinations, is considered by many to be the gold standard for professionalism and knowledge in the world of finance.

Those with or without industry experience are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have quantitative backgrounds, and are likely to have an undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering, physics or another quantitative discipline.  

Interested students will be:

  • Recent undergraduates hoping to embark on careers in finance with a skill set that differentiates them from their peers.
  • Accounting majors fulfilling CPA credit hour requirements.
  • Graduates in quantitatively rich disciplines (e.g., sciences and engineering) who want to prepare for careers in finance.
  • Students interested in pursuing the CFA Charter.
  • International students interested in studying in the U.S. while obtaining the MSF degree and preparing for the CFA Charter examination.
  • Industry professionals wishing to pursue the MSF degree while intensively preparing for the CFA examinations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics for Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Accounting: Reporting & Analysis
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Mathematical and Stochastic Foundations for Finance
  • Valuation, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternatives
  • Portfolio Theory and Management
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines




40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals and quantitative skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
  • National

    40200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.


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