The Florida State University Master in Finance program is one of those MSF’s that I wrote about a while ago and seem to have not check in on in a while. I am trying to go back to rectify this and wanted to give all of you an update on this Florida based masters. The whole state is seeing incredible growth and this program has definitely matured since I last wrote about it. Since it has been so long since my last post, I will treat this one as a fresh overview.
The MSF program is a three-semester lock-step program consisting of 32 credit hours: 10 finance courses (three credit hours each); the Student Investment Fund plus a final Program Assessment (one credit hour taken in each of the fall and spring semesters); and a non-credit Professional Development Series that runs throughout the program. Starting in late June, you can complete the program is just under a year, graduating in early May the following year.
Students can choose to have a general finance specialization or a real estate focus.
Applying to the Florida State University MSF program is fairly standard. Recommendations, resume, essays, online application and GMAT/GRE. There is a waiver process for students that are well qualified. You can read about them all here, but in essence, applicants with strong GPA’s, previous work experience and a completed graduate degree can request a test waiver.
Since this program starts in late June, the application window is rather narrow. Interested students should apply early (January) to be considered for assistantships and other financial assistance. March 1st is typically the deadline.
The MSF program requires 32 credit hours:
- Florida residents: $479.32 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour.
- Total estimate program cost is $15,338.24.
- Non-Florida Residents: $1,110.72 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour.
- Total estimate program cost is $35,543.04.
As you can see, Florida residents have a significant advantage in tuition cost. Something to consider depending on where you live or what to live when you graduate.
I will reach out to the school and see if I can get some student reviews, etc. This is a great program and if you live in Florida or want to be in Florida there are a ton of benefits to this MSF. I’ll make an effort to update everyone on this program more in the future.
Here is a link to the Florida State University Master in Finance Program