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Our degree program, "MSMF", integrates theoretical foundations with practical applications to quantitative finance. Core courses are offered by the departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering; electives are offered by these departments, the Business School, and the departments of Computer Science, Economics, Systems Engineering, and Operations Research.

What is Mathematical Finance?

Excellent descriptions of mathematical finance and the careers and opportunities available to students are provided by the International Association of Financial Engineers and the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences.For more technical information about quantitative finance and risk management, visit the websites of Global Derivatives, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, and Willmott.


We prepare our graduates for rewarding careers in investment banks, hedge funds, asset management companies, financial software and data companies, and insurance companies, with roles in financial modeling and software development, model, market, credit, and operational risk management, asset valuation, trading desk support, trading, and portfolio management.

To see the latest MSMF placement information, please review the MSMF Career Employment announcement in our News.

The following books and articles provide further insight into the history and development of mathematical finance in academia and industry, as well as the developing role of graduate degrees in mathematical finance:

Applicant Information

We encourage you to apply for admission well before the deadline. Applicants and prospective students are invited to attend one of our upcoming web conference application information sessions (please contact us for upcoming dates) or to meet the Acting Director, Dan Ocone, during weekly office hours at the New Brunswick campus.

News & Announcements

The MSMF Program is now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2016 Semester

The Deadline for International Applicants is February 28, 2016; Deadline for US Applicants is March 31, 2016. Please see the Admissions tab for further details. 

Mathematical Finance Web Assistants

We employ two or three assistants on an hourly basis or one on a part-time basis to assist us with all aspects of maintaining the Mathematical Finance program website.

Math Finance Program Summer Review Coordinator

Each year the MS in Mathematics with Option in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) program admits approximately fifty students (including non-degree, part-time, and dual-degree students). Some of these students have worked for two or more years in industry and want to take the opportunity over the summer to refresh their mathematical background or fill in gaps in their knowledge which were not apparent to the Admissions Committee at the time of application review. This year, following the practice at other top programs (including the University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley, Princeton and others), we will facilitate incoming students who would like to review prerequisite course content over the summer on a self-study and self-testing basis.

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Mathematical Finance Master's Program

Department of Mathematics, Hill 348
Hill Center for Mathematical Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

Email: finmath (at)
Phone: +1.848.445.3920
Fax: +1.732.445.5530