Admission Requirements

The PLU MSF program is competitive. Selection is based on several criteria including quantitative ability and potential contribution to the classroom experience.  Admission decisions are based on a holistic assessment of the individual merits of each applicant. For questions regarding admission to the MSF program, contact Cynthia Riley Smith, Director, at or 253-535-7224.

Bachelor’s degree must be awarded by the beginning of the program.

Applicants must submit:

  • Standard application or Fast Track application
  • GMAT or GRE (standard application)
  • Statement of Professional Goals (standard application)
  • Resume (standard application)
  • Official transcript (standard application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (standard application)

International applicants must also submit:

  • TOEFL or IELTS score report, determination of English proficiency is at the sole discretion of PLU
  • I-20 Evaluation Documents
  • Declaration of Finances

An interview with the MSF program director may be requested.

Applications are evaluated individually, based on multiple factors indicating equivalence to admission standards, a promise of success in graduate school, qualities of good character, and potential contributions to the educational mission of graduate study.