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Master of Science in Financial Analysis Program


There is no city in the world like San Francisco. Transform your career in the SF Bay Area with the USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis.

Unrivaled Location
The USF location can directly impact career outcomes. Our downtown campus puts you in the heart of the San Francisco financial district. You’ll build your professional network with leading financial firms and global companies located just blocks away. 

Student Experience
Designed for recent graduates and students in the early stages of their careers, the full-time MSFA is a one-and-a-half-year program that includes a Research Project or Academic Immersion. Read more about the MS Financial Analysis degree student experience.

The Latest Technology and Certifications
Acquire essential skills for analyzing financial data through Bloomberg lab terminals in our dedicated trading room, and earn highly sought-after Bloomberg certificates and expertise.

Practical Training
Our program focuses on the knowledge required by the CFA® designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst CFA Institute Affiliated University.

STEM Program
The MSFA is a STEM program, offering a blend of disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with business and finance. 

USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis Program Overview

  • Taught by USF Finance facultyand CFA-credentialed practitioners who are experts in their area.
  • The USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis program is a CFA Institute Affiliate University.
  • Degree program detailsdescribe more about this 18-month program with 35 units.
  • Meets three days per week.
  • No work experience required.
  • Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide
  • FT MBA – INTL – China and India and Domestic

Build the essential skills to lead successful, sustainable businesses in the most entrepreneurial city in the world and beyond.

At USF, you'll have the unique benefits of a career-focused education, offering instruction, course selection, and specialized work experience that align with your professional goals, as well as unparalleled proximity to Bay Area networking, helping you form connections with international organizations, intern in virtually any industry, and gain first-hand experience with prospective employers.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA)
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 88

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th May 15th No
Spring deadline November 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GMAT or GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Resume (minimum of two years of professional work experience for working professionals format), transcripts from each college or university attended showing completion of required foundation courses, two letters of recommendation, personal statement

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 2%
White or Caucasian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.67%


Male (58%)
Female (42%)


Total faculty
Full-time (4)
Part-time (3)

Location & Contact

Address 101 Howard Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA  94117
United States
Contact Dr. John Veitch
Email: management@usfca.edu
Phone: 415-422-2221