Master of Science in Finance (full-time)

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To become a financial leader, understanding how money and markets interact is only the beginning. With the Master of Science in Finance and the STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics, harness financial econometrics for innovative business solutions.

Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C.
1 year, 36 credits
STEM Designated
STEM designated
Interior Description

Gain the computational, statistical, and econometric skills for strategic financial decision making. The Master of Science in Finance program with a STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the analysis of complex financial instruments, portfolio allocation, risk management, corporate finance and company valuation. With a significant portion of the curriculum dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, become an expert in your field while preparing for your CFA exams.

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Program Details

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships, loans, and payment plans are available to those who qualify.

Program Features

Financial econometrics

Build quantitative skills and learn the role of computational, statistical, and econometric techniques in financial decision-making with our curriculum that features an area of concentration in financial econometrics.

STEM-designated curriculum

The STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance provides you with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills that today’s employers demand. The STEM designation offers an Optional Practical Training STEM Extension benefit.

Choose between the 12- or 15-month program

Complete your full-time finance degree in 12 months or 15 months. The 12-month program is ideal for those looking to gain a degree in one year to enter the workforce right away. The 15-month program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the summer term, rather than taking Carey courses.

Preparation for the CFA exam

A significant portion of the curriculum is dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, preparing you to sit for the CFA exams.

Investing in a Johns Hopkins Master’s in Finance pays off for Nnadozie Ekeocha (MSF ’18).

Interested in a part-time option?

Earn your part-time Master of Science in Finance degree and advance your finance career. The flexible, online format allows you to tailor your schedule to your personal and professional obligations, while having the same access to experiential learning, student organizations, and networking opportunities as our in-person programs.


Choose to complete your program in 15-months

The 15-month Master of Science in Finance program is ideal for students who plan to use their summer to gain practical experience. These practical experiences can include internships, consulting projects, or full-time employment. The 15-month program has the same curriculum as the 12-month but there is a lighter course load per term. This increases the capacity to attend co-curriculars throughout the academic year. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the 15-month MS in Finance program.


At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we equip our students with the quantitative and leadership skills to analyze data, learn from it, and impact the long-term sustainability of businesses around the world. The Master of Science in Finance program gives you the entrepreneurial capacity to understand local investment environments and global financial markets. You can apply to complete your degree at the Baltimore Harbor East or Washington, D.C. location.

University catalog

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Program Comparison

  • In-person classes
  • Courses held in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD
  • STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics
  • Complete your degree in one year
  • Online, flexible format
  • Asynchronous and/or fully synchronous courses
  • Portion of the curriculum is dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge
  • Complete your degree in two years
  • In-person classes
  • Courses held in Baltimore, MD
  • STEM-designated curriculum
  • Complete degree in two years

Signature experiences

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Your business education doesn’t end in the classroom. Step out of your comfort zone as you partner with students across Johns Hopkins and businesses to take your learning to the next level.


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