Accelerated MS Finance Curriculum | LSU Department of Finance

MS - Finance

Accelerated MS Finance Curriculum


  • Allows students to obtain graduate credit while still an undergraduate
  • Gives students the opportunity to complete both a BS and MS in Finance in 4-4.5 years
  • May take up to 18 hours (half required for the MS in finance) while enrolled as undergraduate
  • Can take up to the maximum of 15 hours while enrolled in the Seniors for Graduate Credit Program
  • Remain eligible to receive TOPS for eight semesters as long as TOPS requirements are met


  • Graduate credits cannot be applied toward a Bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours of credit with a GPA of at least 3.5 for all LSU coursework
  • Maintain the required GPA for the Graduate Credit for Seniors Program (3.0)
  • Acceptance requires approval from the following:
  • Chair of the undergraduate department in which the students is enrolled
  • Dean of the college in which the students is enrolled
  • Chair of the department in which the student proposes to pursue his or her master’s degree
  • Forms must be submitted prior to the last day to add for that semester