Master of Science in FinanceFrequently Asked Questions

Please send your application materials to:

Chapman Graduate Admissions Office
Master of Science in Finance
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University 
11200 S. W.  8th Street—CBC 213-B
Miami, FL  33199-0001

Yes, all materials have to be turned in by the deadline. Only those applicants who have submitted complete packets will be considered for acceptance.

No. Florida International University requires that official transcripts be sent directly by the college(s) or university(ies) you attend(ed). You cannot send in copies of these transcripts yourself. If you are an alumnus (ae) of this university, there is no need to have transcripts sent. If you attended a university outside the U.S. and the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. The translation and an official copy of the transcripts must be submitted.

You pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. You are registered for two sessions, or four courses, each semester.

The university requires you to have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

GMAT minimum is 500; GRE minimum be within the 40th percentile. Test scores are valid as follows:

GMAT scores - five years
GRE scores - five years 
TOEFL scores - two years
Institutional TOEFL scores- one year

Non-business majors must attend a finance tutorial before beginning the program.

International students need to take the TOEFL test; they will need to score at least 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based test. Please visit for more information.

We begin three tracks of this program each year. Typically, they begin in January, and August.

Classes are held in three locations FIU I-75 at Miramar Center (January start), Downtown Miami Center (August start) and Modesto A. Maidique Campus (August start).

The course listings on this site provide one desired sequence. This sequence may be changed at the discretion of the administrators. However, certain prerequisites will be built into any sequence.

The maximum number of students per class is 40.

No, there is no required thesis.

No, you cannot prolong the MSF for more than twelve months. Since it is a lock-step program, you must remain with your class throughout the entire sequence until the program is concluded.

Please contact our Chapman Financial Aid Coordinator at 305-348.4234.

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