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Best 29 Masters in Finance Programs in 2021

August 6, 2021 | Staff Writers

Masters in Finance
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1

Washington State University

  • Pullman, Washington
  • Graduation Rate: 91%

Washington State University has a leading Masters in Finance at an affordable price, so it’s no surprise that it takes the top spot on out list. Its online MBA program offers a concentration in Finance. Students must complete a capstone project in order to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $5,364 in-state; $12,836 non-resident
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University of North Carolina

  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Graduation Rate: 91%

The University of North Carolina offers the leading Masters in Finance in the South. Its MBA program, which can be completed online, offers many concentrations, including one in Finance. Students can complete this program in as little as 21 months. They are required to visit campus twice for “summits,” which provide them with intensive learning and networking opportunities.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $8,980 in-state; $36,159 non-resident
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3

North Carolina State University

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Graduation Rate: 77%

North Carolina State University may have been edged out by its in-state rival UNC, but it still has one of the top Masters in Finance in the country. It offers a unique online MBA with a concentration in Financial Management. Students must have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience to be eligible for this program.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $9,101 in-state; $29,220 non-resident
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University of Nebraska – Lincoln

  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Graduation Rate: 67%

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln offers a top graduate finance program. There are two master’s-level programs at the school, an MS and an MBA with a specialization in Finance. Both programs are available online.

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Tuition Per Year: $9,522 in-state; $25,828 non-resident
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5

Indiana University

  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

Indiana University is one of the premier public universities in the country, and its graduate finance program contributes to this reputation. Indiana also offers both an MS in Finance and an MBA with a specialization in Finance. Students can also get dual degrees in both of these online programs.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $10,947 in-state; $36,512 non-resident
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6

Auburn University

  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Graduation Rate: 75%

Auburn University offers the top graduate finance program in Alabama. The school’s Master’s in Finance can be completed over the Internet. This program takes roughly two and a half years to complete.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $11,492 in-state; $31,124 non-resident
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University of Cincinnati

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Graduation Rate: 66%

The University of Cincinnati has the leading graduate finance program in Ohio. Its unique MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Finance gives students a very specific skill set. Like many of the programs on this list, this degree can be completed entirely over the Internet.

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Tuition Per Year: $11,660 in-state; $26,994 non-resident
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8

University of Delaware

  • Newark, Delaware
  • Graduation Rate: 81%

The University of Delaware is known for its business programs, including its leading graduate finance program. Its online MBA program offers a concentration in Finance. This program can be completed in as few as 16 months.

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Tuition Per Year: $14,280 in-state; $35,710 non-resident
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9

Ohio University

  • Athens, Ohio
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

Ohio University offers one of the elite graduate finance programs in the state. It has an online MBA program with many concentrations available, including one in Finance. Students must complete at least one two-day on-campus workshop during their time in the program.

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Tuition Per Year: $17,990 in state; $18,322.50 non-resident
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10

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

  • Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

The University of Massachusetts – Amherst ranks highly in many areas, including finance. Its online MBA program has a popular Finance concentration. Students can also take a blend of online and on-campus courses.

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Tuition Per Year: $16,389 in-state; $35,710 non-resident
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11

Temple University

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 71%

Temple University in Pennsylvania offers an elite graduate finance program at an affordable price. Its unique Master’s in Finance programs in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Finance and Risk Management provide students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue their MS degree and CFA and FRM credentials.

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Tuition Per Year: $16,970 in-state; $29,882 non-resident
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12

University of New Hampshire

  • Durham, New Hampshire
  • Graduation Rate: 78%

The University of New Hampshire offers one of the leading graduate finance programs in New England. Its MBA, which can be completed online, has a Finance specialization. Applicants must have two years of relevant work experience.

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Tuition Per Year: $18,879 in-state; $35,409 non-resident
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13

Harvard University

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Graduation Rate: 97%

Harvard University is the most prestigious university on our list, partially due to its graduate finance program. Its Master’s in Finance can be completed online or on-campus. International students can complete most of their work online, while also attending Harvard on-campus during the summer.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $51,925
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Stanford Univesity

  • Stanford, California
  • Graduation Rate: 94%

Stanford University is known to have one of the best business programs in the world, so it’s hardly a surprise that its finance program makes our list. Stanford’s Master’s in Mathematical and Computational Finance focuses more on pure math than on business applications. Students must complete 45 units to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $53,529
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Loyola University of Chicago

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Graduation Rate: 75%

Loyola University of Chicago just edges out its namesake in Maryland. It offers one of the most unique and innovative Master’s in Finance programs around. All students are required to learn to code so they can create cutting-edge financial tools.

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Tuition Per Year: $45,543
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16

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Graduation Rate: 93%

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has one of the most advanced graduate finance degrees in the country. Students can complete the Master’s in Finance in as few as 12 months. Students must complete some type of real-world experience to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $53,790
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Loyola University of Maryland

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Graduation Rate: 83%

Loyola University of Maryland offers the state’s top graduate finance program. Its online MBA program offers a specialization in Finance. This program can be completed on a part-time schedule, making it ideal for working professionals.

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Tuition Per Year: $50,100
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Georgetown University

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Graduation Rate: 94%

Georgetown University is well-known for its world-class finance program. Its Master’s in Finance can be completed through a blend of online and on-campus courses. Students can pursue this degree on either full-time or part-time schedules.

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Tuition Per Year: $56,058
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American University

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Graduation Rate: 91%

American University is another Washington D.C.-based university with a leading finance program. Its MBA offers several concentrations, including one in Finance. Students can complete this degree in as little as one year.

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Tuition Per Year: $49,889
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Johns Hopkins University

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Graduation Rate: 92%

Johns Hopkins University has many excellent graduate programs, including a leading finance program. Its Master’s in Finance can be completed online on a part-time schedule. Students can graduate in as few as two years.

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Tuition Per Year: $55,350
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21

University of Villanova

  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 86%

The University of Villanova has top-notch business programs, including its online Finance MBA. Students must complete two practices in order to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $52,578
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22

University of Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 95%

The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League school best-known for its business programs, including its finance program. It offers a Finance concentration within its MBA degree. Students must complete either a thesis or an independent study project in order to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $57,770
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23

Lehigh University

  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 89%

Lehigh University offers one of the top MBA programs in Pennsylvania. Its program offers a concentration in Finance. Students must have at least two years of relevant experience.

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Tuition Per Year: $55,240
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University of Miami

  • Coral Gables, Florida
  • Graduation Rate: 81%

The University of Miami has the top graduate finance program in Florida. Its online MBA program actually offers two finance concentrations: Corporate Finance and Financial Decision-Making. Students take one seven-week course at a time.

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Tuition Per Year: $51,930
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Carnegie Mellon University

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 90%

Carnegie Mellon University focuses on business programs, so it’s no surprise that its graduate finance program made this list. Its online MBA program offers a concentration in Finance. Students must complete a capstone experience to graduate.

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Tuition Per Year: $57,119
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Pepperdine University

  • Malibu, California
  • Graduation Rate: 87%

Pepperdine University has one of the top finance programs in California. A Finance concentration is offered within its online MBA program. Students must complete an immersion experience in Los Angeles.

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Tuition Per Year: $55,892
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Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Graduation Rate: 83%

The Stevens Institute of Technology has a unique and innovative graduate finance program. It offers a cutting-edge Master’s in Financial Analytics. This program offers specializations in Financial Services Analytics, Financial Risk Engineering, Financial Statistics, Algorithmic Trading Strategies, and Financial Computing.

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Tuition Per Year: $54,014
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Boston University

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Graduation Rate: 87%

Boston University has a top graduate finance program. Its Master’s in Financial Management can be completed over the Internet. This program offers specializations in International Finance or Investment Analysis.

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Tuition Per Year: $55,892
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Syracuse University

  • Syracuse, New York
  • Graduation Rate: 82%

Syracuse University has several highly-ranked business programs, including its finance program. Its online MBA has a popular concentration in Finance. Students must complete three residencies in various locations.

School Overview

Tuition Per Year: $53,849
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