College of Business > Academics > Department of Finance & Real Estate > Graduate Programs > Finance (MS)
Your career in finance is waiting for you. With an MS in Finance, you’ll learn to develop strategic financial objectives, improve investment decisions, design financial instruments, manage corporate risk and seize new business opportunities.
Earn your master’s in Finance and gain sought-after skills such as
For international students: this program is a
STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.
The online Finance (MS) from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business offers small class sizes and is taught by the same award-winning faculty you'll find on campus. Tailored to meet the needs of your busy schedule, you'll achieve the same learning outcomes as in-person classes through collaborative and engaged learning.
Our campus is in the heart of Chicago’s business and financial district, allowing you to find work opportunities in the same setting in which you are learning.
Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.
You’ll take 12 courses: six required courses and six electives, totaling 48 credit hours.
of Kellstadt graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.
The median salary for Finance graduates was $66,500.
You’ll take classes with Professor and Finance MS Program Director
Sanjay Deshmukh, who is a CFA charterholder with research expertise in corporate policies, household finance, security issues and share repurchases. “I love being in the classroom and engaging and discussing with students the various concepts and their applicability to practice,” he said.
“My DePaul degree provided the critical thinking skills necessary to make a difference throughout a company, not just any single department. My professors taught me how to examine a business-wide problem through a financial lens, and then develop and implement a sustainable solution that ripples throughout an entire organization and positively affects its people.”
Graduates have access to DePaul’s extensive finance alumni network that includes executives at some of the nation’s largest institutions. Students and alumni have access to DePaul’s finance industry-related centers, including the Arditti Center for Risk Management, Center for Financial Services and Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at
(312) 362-8810 or
We’ll send you the full online viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.