Application Process

To all candidates who start their application during Summer 2018:

  • Take note of the new essay question. You may start your application online at anytime. However, the new essay question will not be on the application until September 1st. Therefore, take note that instead of last year’s essay question, you need to answer the following new question:“Who in the finance/business world do you most want to model your career after and why? How do you believe the MSF Program will help you reach that goal?”


Interested candidates who will be graduating no later than May 2019 can apply for Fall 2019 Standard Admissions  beginning September 1, 2018. Although students may apply in any of the three deadlines, rising seniors should consider applying for the Lightening Round, which enables Standard Admissions candidates to receive an admissions decision with adequate time to update their resume before the fall career fairs. See more details below.


Texas A&M Sophomores and Juniors can apply for Fall 2019 Accelerated Admissions beginning September 1, 2018.


Application Deadline (Standard & 4+1)Earliest Possible Decision DateInterview WindowLatest Decision Date
Lightening Round (Standard only) - September 3, 2018September 4September 6 - September 7September 10
Priority 1 - October 26, 2018October 27November 26 - November 30December 3
Priority 2 - January 4, 2019January 7January 14 - January 17January 21

Admissions Round Descriptions

Lightening Round: 

  • Who? Exceptional seniors who had an internship that inspired them to pursue the MSF in order to have a business-related role or change their career to finance entirely.
  • Why? Allows the student to know a decision before the fall career fairs.
  • What? In addition to meeting all the normal requirements, rising seniors applying in the Lightening Round are required to do the following:
    • Attend FINC 601 “Career Fair Prep Session” on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm in Wehner 181. Dress is business professional.

Priority 1: This is the primary deadline. It gives maximum time to register for any prerequisite courses the student needs to take in the Spring semester. The deadline also gives time for the student to prepare their resume for the Spring career fairs.

Priority 2: For students who have too busy of a fall semester, this deadline offers a final option. The deadline allows the student to know just in time to register for any prerequisite courses and to prepare their resume for the Spring career fairs.

*Interview window dates are subject to change depending availability of committee and industry professionals.

*Admitted applicants will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to hold their spot in the class within two weeks of admission to the program. When the student matriculates, the deposit will be applied towards tuition for the first semester. If an accepted applicant does not matriculate, this deposit cannot be refunded.