12 months
41714 USD/year
41714 USD/year
30128 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Finance program from University of Pittsburgh requires at least two terms of study to complete the minimum 30 credits. Students who begin full-time studies in August may complete within nine months for April graduation. Part-time students may complete within two years.


Take Your Finance Know-How to the Next Level

Gain the technical finance skills necessary for success in corporate finance, banking, and investment careers, or for further academic studies. 

The Master of Science in Finance from University of Pittsburgh is a 30-credit master’s degree program you may complete in as little as nine months, or two terms of full-time study, beginning in the fall (August) term. You may also pursue the degree part-time starting in the fall, spring (January), or summer (May) and finish in two years.

A CFA Institute University Affiliate, Katz offers a finance curriculum covering 70 percent of the topics on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and enhances your preparation for related certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certifications.

Prepare To Become A CFA

Designated as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliate, Katz offers a finance curriculum that is closely tied to the practice of investment management and will prepare you to sit for the three levels of CFA examinations.

Learn more about the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

In addition to taking advantage of the affiliation, interested MS in Finance students are encouraged to participate in related professional development activities:

  • Katz Finance Club
  • Wall Street Prep workshop hosted at Katz
  • CFA Institute Research Challenge competition

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets
  • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement
  • Financial Management 
  • Financial Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To recognize prospective students for their academic achievement, graduating students or recent graduates applying to any of Katz’s Master of Science programs within five years of completion of their degrees may be eligible for an exemption of the GMAT or GRE if they meet the following criteria:
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent
  • 3.0 quantitative GPA (in finance, accounting, economics, calculus, statistics, and mathematics) and a minimum of 6 credit hours of quantitative courses that include either statistics or calculus

Work experience

No prior work experience or prerequisite courses are required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20857 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    41714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20857 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    30128 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15064 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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