Application Process

Georgia State University will continue to review international applicants for admission, regardless of country of citizenship or nationality. Please be advised that students from the seven countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) listed in the January 27, 2017, Executive Order may have difficulties obtaining a visa and entering the U.S. in the near future.
Complete the online application along with the $50 application fee.

Virtual Interview

Once you start an online application, you will be sent a link to complete a mandatory virtual interview. The virtual interview is your opportunity to show the admissions committee your personality and articulate why you are a good fit for Robinson. Please complete the interview by the application deadline. If a second in-person or Skype interview is needed, someone from the admissions committee will notify you. You can practice your responses as many times as you like, but you will receive only one opportunity to record your answers.

The GMAT is preferred, but applicants may submit GRE scores.

Average GMAT
Average GRE
155 verbal, 155 math

Test Codes


Test Preparation

Several GMAT and/or GRE preparation options are available, such as test prep guides at local bookstores as well as the review courses and software applications at and

In addition, Robinson's Office of Executive Education offers GRE, GMAT and LSAT preparation courses via the Test Prep Academy.

Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application.

Read the guidelines for submitting unofficial transcripts 

One official copy of the transcript of all college work is required from each previously attended institution if you are subsequently offered admission.

Each transcript must be closed with the institution's official seal across the flap. If an institution's policies do not permit sending official transcripts to applicants for use with self-managed applications, the transcripts may be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Recruiting and Student Services at the below address:

Mailing Address

J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Office of Graduate Recruiting and Student Services
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3988
Atlanta, GA 30302-3988

In this instance, applicants should indicate on the application that the transcripts will be sent separately by the appropriate deadline.

The eSCRIP-SAFE System

Electronic transcripts from eSCRIP-SAFE are acceptable if your institution is listed as a "sender" (not receiver) of transcripts. "Sender" must be selected for the member type. If a school does not utilize eSCRIP, we will accept official transcripts electronically as long as they are sent by the institution directly to our email address:

The online master's application contains two required narrative essays and one optional essay.

These essays provide an opportunity for applicants to present themselves to the Master's Admissions Committee and to highlight qualities relevant to success in a graduate business program that may not be evident in test scores and past academic performance.

Type each response on a separate page and include your complete name as well as the letter and/or number of the question at the top of each page. Please limit each response to 250 words typed and double-spaced.

Required essays

  1. Please list your short-term and long-term goals after completing the Master of Science in Finance.
  2. What characteristics do you possess that make you a good fit for the Robinson College of Business and the Master of Science in Finance?

Optional essay

If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances to share with the Admissions Committee (i.e. academic performance issues or areas of weakness in the application), please submit the optional essay as well.

All applicants must submit an updated résumé. While work experience is not required, it is preferred.
At least one letter of recommendation is required, but applicants may submit up to three. Recommendation letters may be submitted through the online application process or in sealed envelopes from the recommender; recommenders must sign their names across the sealed portion of the back of the envelope.
Applicants who are strong candidates for the Master of Science in Finance will be invited to interview prior to their acceptance.

Application Deadline

For fall 2017

Priority scholarship deadline 1* Priority scholarship deadline 2 Deadline 3** Late deadline***
Deadline December 1 February 1 April 1 June 15
Decision Date February 1 March 15 May 12 July 15
Deposit Date March 1 April 15 June 15 August 1

*Those who apply by this deadline will be given first priority in scholarships and graduate research assistantships.
**This is the last deadline for international applicants.
***This deadline is based on remaining space availability.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply to their chosen program and be accepted. Once transfer students have been accepted, they will work with their Robinson advisor to determine what courses will be credited in to their new program.