Master of Science in Finance
Doctor of Philosophy

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Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 6.222, phone (512) 471-4368, fax (512) 471-5073; campus mail code: B6600

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Finance, 2110 Speedway Stop B6600, Austin TX 78712

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Facilities for Graduate Work

Faculty members and graduate students in finance are involved in the work of several research centers: the AIM Investment Center; the Center for Energy Finance Education and Research (CEFER); the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance; and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. Additional research centers that support graduate work in the McCombs School, as well as the school’s physical facilities and computing systems, are described in the Business Administration section under Facilities for Graduate Work.

Areas of Study

The graduate program in finance gives students opportunities for specialized study in behavioral finance, corporate finance, investments, financial intermediaries, international finance, energy, and finance and real estate.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Andres Almazan
Aydogan Alti
Keith C Brown
Jonathan B Cohn
Andres Francisco Donangelo
Cesare Fracassi
William Fuchs
John M Griffin
Jay C Hartzell
John William Hatfield
Travis Lake Johnson
Samuel Arthur Kruger
James Richard Lowery Jr
Stephen P Magee
Daniel P Neuhann
Nathaniel Aaron Pancost
Robert Parrino
Ramesh K Rao
Ehud I Ronn
Clemens Sialm
Michael Sockin
Laura T Starks
Sheridan Titman
Mindy Xiaolan

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is extremely competitive. The admission decision is based on a holistic review process that includes the applicant’s academic record, test scores, personal statement, resume, and letters of recommendation.

Students must enter the PhD program in the fall semester. Students must enter the Master of Science in Finance Option III program in the summer semester. Applicants admitted to the Master of Science in Finance Option III program will be required to submit a non-refundable pre-enrollment tuition fee to secure enrollment in the program.