Application Process

Applications must be complete with the requirements below to be considered

Click here to access the MSF Fall 2024 Application


See the Prerequisites and Admissions Standards tabs for additional details.

  • GRE/GMAT scores
    • We recommend that you sign up for the GRE, and after you submit make sure you write down or memorize your quantitative score.  Once you leave the submission page, you won’t have access to your scores for approximately 2 weeks.  This could result in an incomplete application.  It’s possible to take the GMAT; however, you won’t get your unofficial scores immediately (it could take up to 14 days), delaying your application and possibly preventing being able to apply by the deadline.
    • You will need to take the entire GRE exam (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, writing).  The minimum score for MSF is 50th percentile on the quantitative section and we recommend focusing your study in that area.
  • Resume
    • Ensure your resume is up to date with jobs/internships held since beginning college in addition to future summer internships attained.
  • Essay
    • Prompt: Tell us a little about yourself, background and why you are interested in pursuing the M.S. in Finance degree. What are your career goals immediately following successful completion of this degree, and longer term? What is your motivation to begin at this time and how is this degree going to enhance your professional life?  Max 2 pages, double-spaced.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Submit unofficial transcripts (PDF) of all colleges attended, including TAMU
  • Attend an INFO Session
    • You must attend an INFO Session prior to application.  For July 2023, you can RSVP and obtain a list of dates for the sessions (Zoom only).


Application Round
Recommended GRE Testing DateDeadlineInterview WindowLatest Decision DateWho Can ApplyMSF Start Date
Lightning MSF Application opens 5/1/237/1/237/30/23
8/21/23 - 8/23/238/24/23A&M Sophomores (Dec '25 or May '26 grads)

A&M Seniors (May '24 grads)
May 2024
Priority 2 Round 10/1/2310/29/23
11/14/23 - 11/16/2311/20/23A&M Sophomores (Dec '25 or May '26 grads)May 2024
General Round 12/15/231/7/241/16/24-1/18/241/19/24A&M Sophomores (Dec '25 or May '26 grads)May 2024
Upon receiving an offer of admission, applicants will be required to submit a deposit of $2,000 to secure their place in the Program within one week. The deposit will be applied toward tuition for the first semester of their MSF graduate year.


  • Texas A&M Sophomores: Sophomore Start allows Texas A&M undergraduates to achieve an early start. They will begin taking MSF courses in August of their entry year, while working to finish their undergraduate degree.
  • Texas A&M Seniors: Senior Start allows Texas A&M undergraduates to take one MSF course during their senior year before beginning their full time MSF year after undergraduate graduation.
  • International Students:  Only international students who are already current sophomores at Texas A&M are eligible to apply.
  • *Note to students with excess credit hours: Students that are classified as a junior or senior as a result of excess transfer credit hours upon entry to their undergraduate degree can contact us to clarify admission qualifications.


Lightning Round (July):  Texas A&M Sophomores and Seniors are eligible to apply

Priority 2 Round (October):  Texas A&M Sophomores only

General Round (January):  Texas A&M Sophomores only

Career Fair Advantage:  You will know if you’re admitted by the end of Add/Drop week for each semester, which enables you to update your resume in plenty of time for the career fairs!