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 Mari Peterson, Director, at

Bachelor’s degree must be awarded by the beginning of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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.