Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

  1. The student must hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University or equivalent education from a foreign university.
  2. A student must meet one of the following criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis program:
    1. Satisfy the following condition: (Undergraduate GPA X 200) + GMAT ≥ 1200
    2. Achieve an average GPA of 3.50 in the following three undergraduate courses: FIN 390, FIN 485, FIN 586 (or FIN 686 equivalent).
    3. Achieve an average GPA of at least 3.50 in the following three graduate courses: FIN 780, FIN 785, FIN 787
  3. The student must submit an application online
  4. Application Fee
    1. For first-time degree-seeking graduate students, pay the $35 non-refundable graduate application fee.
    2. Students applying online will be prompted to pay the fee by credit cared or electronic check.
    3. Applicants are not required to pay the application fee if they have completed classes at Missouri State University as a graduate student.

      NOTE: applications will not be processed if the graduate application fee has not been paid.
  5. Transcripts
    1. Submit to the Graduate College one (1) official transcript showing all course work for the bachelor's degree and any graduate-level work. At minimum, the bachelor's transcript must show grades for the last 60 hours of course work. Missouri State University transcripts do not need to be requested.

      NOTE: transcripts are not considered official unless they are received directly from the institution where the coursework was completed. A transcript that is hand-delivered by a student is considered unofficial even if it does have the seal from the institution or received in an unopened envelope. In addition, students sending transcripts while coursework for a bachelor's degree is in progress will need to send another official copy showing that they have been awarded a bachelor's degree.
  6. Acceptance into this certificate program does not imply acceptance into any other Missouri State University master's program.