UMass Lowell’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is a 10-course program that provides students with a deeper understanding of how financial markets work and prepares them for careers in corporate finance and financial management.

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Offering maximum flexibility, students can attend full or part time, on campus or online. The program can be completed in one year on a full-time basis.

For undergraduate business majors, the MSF curriculum consists of 10 courses (30 credits): five required courses in Finance and five electives (two of which are recommended to be in Finance). For undergraduate non-business majors, this program is preceded by three prerequisite courses (with grades of B- or better) representing key foundation material in Accounting, Economics, and Finance. These prerequisite course credits will not count toward the MSF degree.

The curriculum plan for the MSF is detailed in the curriculum outline in the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog.

The MSF is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest level of accreditation for a business school.


Ravi Jain, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-2854

  • The following are general admission requirements. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    1. Undergraduate Degree: Official transcripts, a minimum overall GPA of 3.000 is required. Pre-requisiste courses: Financial Accounting, Business Financial Analysis and Microeconomics.
    2. TOEFL for international students: (600+ paper-based, 250+ computer-based, or 100+ Internet-based).
    3. Successful completion of all other university admissions requirements, including two letters of recommendation.

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    Cost Per Credit: $655
    Total Tuition (based on 30 credits): $19,650  


    For on-campus tuition and fees, please visit Graduate Students: Estimated Annual Tuition and Fees (2023-24, full time).

  • UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.000 GPA or better have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years. Students can continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Or students can apply to a program in a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests.

    Learn more about the Bachelor's-to-Master's Programs.

Why study Finance at UMass Lowell?

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Hands-on Research

UMass Lowell is a nationally ranked research institution, located in close proximity to Boston and its financial services hub and to Massachusetts’ innovation corridor.

Pulichino Tong Business Center atrium. The center features 10 classrooms wired with the latest audio-visual technology, a state-of-the-art trading room with two dozen Bloomberg terminals and multiple collaboration spaces scattered across all four floors that provide sweeping views of North and East campuses and the city beyond.

Leveraging our Relationships

Students will leverage our relationships with leading businesses in finance, biotechnology and technology in their research and coursework.

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Prepared for Tomorrow's Jobs

MSF graduates are prepared to work as financial analysts, risk managers, financial managers in corporations, investment bankers, valuation analysts, private equity analysts, bankers and consultants.

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