The Villanova University Masters in Finance program has gone through a lot of changes and updates since I last wrote about the program and I thought it was way overdue for a new post. I graduated from this program in 2010 (where does the time go!) and have always had a strong connection to the school and time spent here. I will try and provide a broad overview of the program since some of my older information is dated. I’ll do a separate post in then upcoming weeks or so talking about placements since these have been updated as well. Enjoy!
The Villanova program starts mid-August and lasts 9 months. Students largely follow the cohort model, but there are options for electives to allow students to design their education along their individual interests. The MSF at Villanova is a CFA Institute University Affiliate Program as well.
Tuition 2021-2022 academic year tuition for the entire program is $49,050, not including room, board and books. There are a number of Fellowship awards as well as scholarships, so I encourage anyone interested to inquire about these as they help reduce the cost of the program significantly.
Applicants will need either a GRE or a GMAT, two letters of recommendation, two essays, resume and transcripts. International applicants will also need TOEFL as well as a financial support documentation.
Round 1: 11/15
Round 2: 1/15
Round 3: 3/15
Round 4: 6/15
Obviously, the first three deadlines have past. Luckily, you have approximately 3 months to make the final cut off.
I always like posting class profiles as I find them very helpful in guiding an applicants relative competitiveness. This is the class of 2021 profile and should give you a good idea of where you stack up depending on your scores.
- Cohort size: 42
- Average GPA: 3.4
- Average GMAT: 650
- Average age: 22
- Domestic / International: 83% domestic / 17% international
There are a number of events coming up where you can connect with the Villanova admissions team. I think these are always helpful and give you a great chance to interact and ask questions directly with the people who will be making the admissions decision.