Applying to the M.S. in Financial Services Analytics

Suggested Application Dates
Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. You may begin in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis.

Suggested Application Dates for Entry in:

  • Fall Semester – August 4
    (International applicants, June 1)
  • Spring Semester – January 1
    (International applicants, November 15)
  • Summer Session – May 1
    (International applicants are not generally admitted for this term.)

Admissions Requirements

1. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application.

2. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

3. Transcripts

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application. An English translation must accompany transcripts issued in a language other than English.

4. Resume

A resume or curriculum vitae is required to document your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and to summarize your educational credentials.

5. Recommended: GRE or GMAT Scores

GRE or GMAT tests are recommended. If you opt not to take the GRE or GMAT, please use 01/01/2025 as a future test date in the test section of the application so we are aware that you will not be taking the exam.

6. Essay

An application essay consisting of the answers to the following questions:

What educational background and scientific research or employment experience prepare you for this degree program?
What are your long-term professional objectives?
What specific attributes of the program make you feel that this degree is appropriate to help you achieve your professional objectives?

7. Three Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be from a professor, other letters can be from employers or others who have had a supervisory relationship with you and are able to assess your potential for success in graduate studies.

The recommendation forms are emailed directly from your online application using the three names and email addresses you provide. Instructions for returning the completed forms are included in the email.

Tuition and Fees
All tuition rates and fees are for 2023-2024.


Delaware residents* $920/credit
Non-residents $1,028/credit

* Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements.


All graduate students are responsible for mandatory fees in the Fall and Spring semesters. These fees vary based on whether a student is taking the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Please visit the Graduate Fees and Financial Aid page in the Graduate Catalog for full details.

International Students
The University of Delaware is an ideal place for a great education in a global atmosphere. As an international student, you’ll join fellow students from over 100 countries. Nearly 30% of all the University’s graduate students and approximately 44% of the Lerner College graduate students are internationals.

English Proficiency Requirements

As an international applicant, you must demonstrate your ability to communicate in English by doing one of the following:

  • Submit a TOEFL score of 90 or higher on the Internet-based test (not more than 2 years old),
  • Submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher overall, with no individual sub-score below 6.0, or
  • Provide proof of having earned a college degree in a country where English is the primary language

The Graduate College provides more detailed TOEFL information on its test scores page.

Services for International Students

UD and the Lerner College offer many services to help you, both in class and out.