Master of Finance


Program Overview

Master of Science in 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, portfolio management or derivatives and risk management, financial engineering, and financial policy and strategy. This program is intended for graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, and financial markets and institutions.

Program Information

Program Details

The Master of Science in Finance is a one-year program and begins in the summer or fall semester and ends by the subsequent spring semester. 

Degree Classification: Graduate

Program Frequency: Full-Time

Length: 1 year

Format: Online

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • April 1st (Summer Admission)
  • June 1st (Fall Admission) 


Curriculum Scheme


OECN 503 (3) – Economics for Global Business

OIST 501 (3) – Statistics & Data Analytics 


OACC 500 (3) – Financial Accounting

OFIN 501 (3) – Advanced Corporate Finance

OFIN 503 (3) – Investments & Portfolio Analysis 

OFIN 505 (3) – Financial Modeling


OFIN 502 (3) – Financial Markets & Institutions

OFIN 506 (3) – Financial Engineering   

OFIN 508 (3) – Seminar in Corporate Finance 

OFIN 590 (3) – Financial Policy & Strategy 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with a $83.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement 
  • The ideal applicant has 1-3 years of experience
  • Preferred undergraduate majors include Finance, Economics, and Accounting.
  • GPA requirement is 3.0 or higher

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:

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

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