Johns Hopkins Masters in Finance Update – March 2022

It has been a long time since I checked in on the Johns Hopkins Masters in Finance program. Johns Hopkins is an incredibly popular university and program with all of you and the MSF program is one of the older programs out there. I was on the schools website the other day and there are a lot of updates. Since it has been so long since I last wrote about the program I thought it would be helpful to provide a general overview for anyone considering applying. Enjoy.


The Johns Hopkins MSF program is a one year, 36 credit hour, STEM designated graduate program. The full time option is offered in Baltimore or Washington DC. There is a part time option as well, but that is slightly different. This program has been around for a long time now and very well respected in the US as well as overseas. The two campuses and part time option is also incredibly versatile.

Class Profile

The Class of 2021 profile is posted on the JHU site and it is both impressive and in line with historic Johns Hopkins class profiles. The last profile I posted was the 2019 class (sorry for missing a year). You can check it out here. Below is the fall 2021 incoming class.

  • Average GMAT – 694
  • 46% Male / 53% Female
  • Average GPA – 3.51
  • International – 94%

Career Outcomes

The three year average base salary (2017-2020) for graduates who found employment in the US is $63, 951. For students working in Asia, the average salary is $45,496. The career site makes note that salaries in Asia are generally lower because of lower cost of living. Below is a sample list of hiring firms:

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Geico
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Legg Mason
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • Robert Half
  • United Nations
  • Wells Fargo

If you check out the link above for the 2019 class profile I also include a list of previous hiring firms. You can see some different names (Bank of China, Citi, etc). This should give you some context on where previous classes have found employment. In lieu of a comprehensive list of firms this will have to do.


The application process is fairly standard (resume, essays, recommendations, etc). The GMAT/GRE is optional for applicants. If you want to submit a score you can. If you have a lower GPA or a non-finance undergraduate degree the quant section on these tests could help your application. Something to weigh when you are putting your package together.

Tuition is currently $76,500. This has increased slightly since I last wrote about the program ($71,600 in March of 2020).

Round 3 application are due March 30th. This is the last listed application round, but I would reach out to admissions in case you cannot meet this deadline.

For anyone interested, the university offers a number of online information sessions. They are continually being updated and include a number of different programs. You can view and sign up for them here.

That is the update for now. I will work on a separate, part time write up as well. Slightly different set up and obviously targeted to mid-career individuals. Check back for that one in the near future.

Here is a link to the Johns Hopkins University MSF Program


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