Program Details

Investment management has evolved from an art to a science in the last three decades. This evolution has placed strict demands on practitioners to master the complex analytical and quantitative methods increasingly used in managing the investment process.

In response to the demands that today's sophisticated financial markets place on financial professionals, the University of San Francisco offers a STEM designated Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) degree that provides rigorous specialist training in recent advances in quantitative financial analysis and economics.

Practical Expertise

Designed for recent graduates and students in the early stages of their careers, the full-time MSFA is an 18-month program, which includes a Research Practicum or Academic Immersion.

Academic Rigor

The USF Financial Analysis program curriculum covers the body of knowledge deemed necessary for the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation exams. 


The Full-Time MS Financial Analysis degree is designated as a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and math). Eligible international students may apply to work in the United States for additional time via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) benefit and OPT STEM extension.

Values-Based Learning

The University of San Francisco has a rich tradition of leadership in ethics and values-based learning, empowering students to achieve goals to truly “Change the World from Here.”

CFA Institute Affiliated University

The USF Financial Analysis program is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Affiliated University, representing the CFA internationally recognized standard of excellence in investment management.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221