Master of Science in Financial Services

Application Process for International Students

Application deadlines for international students differ from those for American citizens, and are as follows:

  • Fall Semester deadline: July 15
  • Spring Semester deadline: November 15
  • Summer Semester deadline: February 15

Saint Joseph's University Fall and Spring Semesters are 14 weeks. You may begin the MSFS Program during the Fall or Spring semester only.

A completed international application includes:

  1. Official Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  2. Two (2) letters of Recommendation
  3. Resume
  4. Application Fee: $35.00
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Official GMAT scores (test must be taken within the last 7 years)
  7. Official TOEFL scores (test must be taken within the last 2 years)
  8. Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support.


Translated copies of college records, and scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) should be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Completion of the ELS Language Center's English Level 112, including a favorable letter of recommendation from an ELS Administrator, is accepted in place of a TOEFL score of 80 or better; IELTS 6.5 or better.  Click here for more information about the ELS Center at Saint Joseph's University.