Admission

Our graduate programs are geared toward highly qualified professionals and committed individuals.

To be admitted, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and submit:

  • Application for admission with a $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Statement of professional goals indicating how a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) from Suffolk University will help you achieve your goals
  • Current resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation from past or present academic or professional colleagues 
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  • An official GMAT or GRE score.
  • International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency via successful completion of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic. Visit the International Students page for full details.

You may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if:

  • You’re a CFA
  • You qualify for the 4+1 Program by having at least a 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) cumulative GPA in your final semester of your senior year as an undergraduate business student at a U.S. institution. (Recent graduates also considered.)
  • You qualify for the Suffolk Gold Waiver by having at least a 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) cumulative undergraduate GPA and at least four years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • You graduated from an ABA-approved law school (must submit documentation of LSAT and passing the Bar) 
  • Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis

If you have at least one year of full-time work experience and a 2.8 or higher GPA, you may be eligible to enroll in up to two core MSF courses before taking the GMAT as part of our Management Advancement Professional Studies (MAPS) program.

JD/MSF Applicants: Email msf@suffolk.edu for information on how to apply.

An interview with the Director or Assistant Director of the Graduate Programs in Finance is the final step in the admission process for local applicants. Once the Office of Graduate Admission has received all application materials, you will be contacted to arrange your interview. Other applicants will be contacted on a case-by-case basis to arrange interviews for admission.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Fellowships

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based financial aid awards (including scholarships and fellowships) upon application. Merit awards are based on test scores and undergraduate GPA. Applicants should submit their complete applications by preferred deadlines to ensure consideration.

Financial Aid

There are three main sources of financial aid available to students – Suffolk University, the federal government, and private sources.

  • Suffolk University and private agencies/organizations award scholarships, grants, and loans to students in need. 
  • Federal programs include low-interest loans and student employment programs for US citizens. 
  • International students are eligible for campus employment programs.
  • International students are not eligible for federal aid from the US government. 

Tuition

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Contact the Office of the Bursar for more information