Master ofScience in Finance (MSF)


Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Format: 10-month program, September - June
40 semester credit hours
Full-time cohort model
Four-credit courses plus 2-4 credit capstone
Internship Project (2-4 credit) optional

Certain finance, economics, and mathematics majors may waive one course with program approval.
Calendar: 14-week semesters, 4-week January and June courses.
AACSB: PLU School of Business accreditation since 1971. Less than 5% of universities worldwide have achieved this elite distinction.

Jointly offered by finance, accounting, mathematics, and economics faculty.
CFA: The PLU MSF is a CFA University Recognized Program, verified by the CFA Institute to cover over 70% of the candidate body of knowledge.
Students should have their own computer available.  There is access to campus computer labs.

Courses are offered at the PLU campus in Tacoma, Washington. The greater Puget Sound region, from Tacoma to Seattle, is home to asset and wealth management firms with approximately US$400B under management, and is home to some of the world’s largest firms.
Tuition: Tuition for 2014-15 is US$38,800. Full tuition details are available here.
Housing: PLU offers affordable on-campus housing.


  • PLU School of Business Student Investment Fund student-run portfolio managed independently by graduate and undergraduate student teams
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Intensive credit-bearing internship projects during January term
  • Participation in CFA Pacific Northwest Investment Research Challenge
  • Ongoing PLU School of Business Research Series