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Entrance to NYU Stern


Learn about the requirements for applying to the MS in Fintech program at NYU Stern.

Admissions Criteria

The MS in Fintech Program is designed for experienced professionals who recognize the growth of fintech and are looking to advance their skillset in this dynamic and rapidly growing sector.

To apply to the Master of Science in Fintech Program, you must have:

  • A minimum of five years of professional, full-time work experience.
  • A bachelor's degree and strong Grade Point Average.
  • Demonstrated academic/quantitative preparedness, either through prior coursework, professional experience, and/or certifications.

You can watch the brief video below for an overview of the application process and requirements:


Admissions Process

msft admissions process steps

The Admissions Process is rigorous and selective. We consider an applicant's candidacy holistically based on the qualities they will bring to the MSFT program. To begin:
Submit your resume with the preliminary information form, which will assist the Admissions Committee in advising you on your suitability for the program. The Admissions Office will contact you within one week to confirm receipt and to follow up on any questions you may have about the program or application process.
Complete the online application.  ​As part of the online application, we will need the following:

  • Two essays (topics provided on application platform)
  • Resume
  • One recommendation (to be submitted via an online form on the application system)
  • Official transcripts in English
    • Official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Committee and sent directly from the university where you received your degree
  • Copy of front (photo) page of passport
  • Non-refundable application fee of $103
  • *GMAT and GRE not required for this program

Please note that you may submit your application for initial review even if recommendations or transcripts are still being processed or are not yet ready to be submitted. 
STEP THREE (Invitation Only)
Complete an admissions interview. Should the Admissions Committee feel positive about your candidacy upon review of a completed application, we will contact you to schedule an admissions interview.

Prior to starting the program, enrolled students will be required to acknowledge that they have communicated the time commitment the program requires to their employers.

Last Call for Applications: Class of 2025

The Admissions Committee is holding a last call for applications for the MSFT Class of 2025. 

Candidates who are interested in applying for the MSFT Class of 2025 may submit their applications as soon as possible to join the MSFT class beginning May 2024. When our class is full, qualified candidates will be deferred to the next intake.

For a review of your candidacy and the option for an informational call, please complete our preliminary information form. Take the first step to secure your place in the Class of 2025!

Application Tips

Highlighting Professional Experience and Goals

Demonstrating Academic Excellence

Focusing on IQ and EQ