Mendoza School of Business

MSF Application

Insights into the MSF Admission Process

Learn more from the Mendoza Graduate Admissions team about the admissions process and timeline from application to decision release.

General Application Requirements

Applications for the Notre Dame Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program must contain each of the following elements:

  • Official academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are accepted for admission, but official copies must be submitted prior to starting the program)
  • Two letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from an academic source (i.e. professor, academic advisor, etc.)
  • Resume
  • Official GMAT or GRE test score report Try our GMAT mini quiz to get an idea of what kinds of questions you’ll face on the GMAT. GRE/GMAT Waivers: Applicants who received an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, or those who will have their degree conferred from the University of Notre Dame, will have the requirement to take the GRE/GMAT waived. They are still welcome to take the exam but a lack of score will not have a negative impact on their admissibility.
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS academic score report (international candidates who do not have degrees from English-speaking undergraduate programs)
  • Statement of Purpose (100 words)
  • One slide presentation (up to four slides)
  • One essay (prompt and length requirements available inside the application)
  • Video assessment
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is the final requirement in the application process. Your application will not be considered complete until this fee is paid. After submitting your application, you will be directed to the application status page where you can submit a payment by credit card through the online application system.

Application fee waivers are available for individuals who satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

    • United States Active Duty Military or Veterans
    • Current or former Peace Corps volunteers
    • Current or former Teach for America volunteers

If you fulfill any of these criteria, please reach out to the admissions team for further details at

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