M.S. in Finance

Admission Requirements

      1. A completed graduate program application (online or paper).
      2. A baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the foreign equivalent as determined by an approved international evaluation service. It is recommended that students have a strong background in Economics and Finance. Additionally, students with prior work experience in the economics/finance field will also be considered for the program.
      3. Official undergraduate transcript evidencing an earned Bachelor’s degree.
      4. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
        1. Minimum 3.0 GPA in Economics/Finance courses.
        2. Attained Minor Degree in Economics/Finance preferred, those without will be considered.
      5. A personal statement of 250 words describing why the applicant desires this particular degree. (Upon request by Program Director)
      6. Two letters of recommendation from individuals acquainted with the applicant’s academic and/or professional experience and his/her potential to successfully complete a graduate program.
      7. A resume/CV
      8. Admission requirements for international students are as follows:
        1. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the written exam, a minimum of 213 on the computer-based exam or a minimum of 79 on the internet-based exam will be accepted.
      9. An interview may be requested, pending admission materials and qualifications. (Skype or in-person can be arranged)

All documents should be sent to:

Saint Peter’s University
Attn: Graduate Admission
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate Admission at (201) 761-6470 with any questions.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Chair of the Department. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Chair of the Department will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.