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Application for Admission

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying for Princeton’s Master in Finance program. 

Applications for 2014/2015 admission are now closed. The next deadline is December 1, 2014 for the Fall term 2015.  Applications will be available online in early September 2014. 
The application fee is $90; the cost of tuition and the required health plan fee for 2014-15 was $43,720. More details about tuition are available online.
Our application process is fully electronic, and more background on the application process is available online.

All test scores MUST be sent from the test center to Princeton University (2672). Please refer to the following linked pages for specific information on GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL. Please allow extra time for test scores to be received and updated on your checklist.

DO NOT wait for your recommenders to submit their recommendations as they have an additional two weeks after your deadline to submit them.

Read more details about the Master in Finance curriculum and requirements. Frequently asked questions and answers about the program are available online, and information about career placement and resources is also available.

Timetable and Process

Applications and support documentation for admission in the Fall of 2015 are due by December 1, 2014.

Application materials due by December 1 include transcripts and test scores. We may need to contact applicants if information is missing, so please include a working e-mail address.  Please remember that it is your responsibility to make sure that your application is complete and on time.

Please register your recommenders as early as possible to give them time to submit their letters.  Letters of recommendation are also due on December 1, but will be accepted up to two weeks after the December 1 deadline.

Applicants should receive a response from us by March 1. Due to the large number of candidates, it is not possible for us to inform applicants if their applications are incomplete, or give other information during the review process.
If you have already submitted your application, you can find out how to check your application here.  
All information and questions regarding your electronic application need to be referred to College Net: The CollegeNET Help Desk is available 7:00 am - 5:30 pm PST They can be reached via email -- Please allow 24 hours for a response. When contacting the Help Desk, please include the following information: User Name or Order ID Number, Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number.

If you suspect a problem with your application, please contact Educational Testing Services directly.   

Admitted students will need to respond by April 15. On-campus housing will be guaranteed only to students whose completed housing application has been received by the University by the reply deadline of April 15.

Required Testing and Forms

Application forms (online only) are available from the Graduate School Admissions website. You must apply online. The application fee is $90.

Please include a curriculum vitae,  personal statement and undergraduate/graduate transcripts as part of your application.

The GRE or GMAT is required. 

If your native language is not English and you have not completed your undergraduate studies in an English-speaking country, you are also required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam.  

GRE or GMAT scores must be less than five years old, TOEFL or IELTS scores less than two years old as of Dec. 1.

Please plan to take the tests in plenty of time for the official scores to be received by the admissions office. When you register for the tests, you must specify that your scores be sent to the Princeton University Office of Graduate Admission (2672 for the GRE, WC1-L5-59 for the GMAT).

Application FAQ

Questions? Refer to the Master of Finance FAQ and Graduate School website.


“Princeton combines a world famous faculty with one of the most powerful alumni networks in finance.   There is no other program that gives you this level of access to the leaders in finance, both in academia and in the industry.”

-- Chad Shampine, Class of 2003; Currency Trader, Morgan Stanley