Welcome to the Mathematical Finance Master's Program!
The information on this page intended to help
your transition to Rutgers University and our degree program. The
Rutgers University-New Brunswick pages for prospective
also serve as gateways to useful local university
information, class schedules, and registration. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Confirmation of Decision to Enroll
If you received an email referral to this web page from the Program
means that we have received confirmation of your decision to accept
our offer of admission. If that is not correct, please let us know
immediately so we may update our records and notify students on our
Updating Your Contact Information and Obtaining a Rutgers
Email Address and NetID
During the summer we shall periodically send you information you
will need prior to your arrival at Rutgers. It is very important that
immediately of any changes to your email or mail address. If your
current email address will change before September, please
provide us with an new email address.
We strongly recommend that you select a Rutgers email
address and personal NetID now by following the instructions on our email
Your primary Rutgers email address will be of the form NetID
; your NetID and password will give
access to important Rutgers web services. After your arrival at
Rutgers, you may request
network account and email adddress (of the form username (at) math.rutgers.edu)
from the Department of Mathematics.
You may find it
convenient to keep your Rutgers email address primarily as your
academic work address and a commercial
email address for everything else. Hotmail
, and Fastmail
popular providers of free email accounts.
Registration, Academic Calendar, and Deadlines
Most students will register for the four courses indicated for the the
first Fall semester of the degree
; questions or concerns about alternative choices should be
addressed to the Mathematical Finance Program Director
For information on how to register, please visit the Office of
the New Brunswick Registrar; please take note of the
calendar and registration deadlines.
Tuition Rates and Fees
are updated shortly after July 15 each year.
Financial and Visa Documentation
Financial or visa documents are not handled by the Department of
Mathematics and should be sent,
when requested, to Graduate
Center for International Faculty and Student Services
students who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents).
As emphasized in our Financing
page, there is unfortunately no financial assistance
(scholarships, fellowships, teaching or research assistantships)
available for master's degree students.
The Department of Mathematics hires graders for calculus courses
each semester and traditionally gives our master's degree students priority; however,
compensation for these positions will at most allow students to, for example, purchase
required textbooks, software, or computer accessories. If you are interested in being
considered for grader positions, please inform the Program
Funding information, primarily for domestic students and usually in the
form of student loans, is provided by the Graduate
School-New Brunswick Financial Aid
Admissions Funding Opportunities
Our program will assist students with searches for summer internships or full-time positions.
Domestic or international students — through Curricular
Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) — may
continue their internships through the second year
the degree program as part-time students.
If you are currently employed in the financial industry, please contact
your manager to see if your employer will provide tuition assistance.
All questions about on or off-campus housing should be referred to the Office of Residence Life and Housing
Our program is challenging and you will experience success only if you
well-prepared. Please see the pre-reading
for more information on how to best use your time between now and
September to prepare for the
program: the pre-reading page will be updated with additional study resources
during the summer.
Graduate School-New Brunswick New Student Orientation
The GSNB New Student
is usually held in late August. Fall classes start in late August or early
International Student Orientation
These events are usually scheduled by the Center for International
Faculty and Student Services (CIFSS) in late August, according to their information
. For certain orientation events organized by CIFSS, a
registration and a nominal fee is required to attend.
International student should carefully review the booklet entitled "Information for
New International Students and Scholars" which was included in your
admissions packet. This booklet is designed specifically for international students. The International Student Center (CIFSS) put a great deal of effort into
the creation of this booklet and it should answer many questions typically asked by new international students.
Mathematical Finance Student Orientation
Our program's orientation
is usually scheduled in late August and the agenda will include the following items:
- Introduction to faculty participating in the Mathematical
Finance Master's Program.
- Course selection and planning
- Computing at Rutgers
- Introduction to the Hill Center Library
- Career guidance, resume preparation, applications for internships and full-time positions
Academic Integrity Code
All students are required to adhere to the program's Academic Integrity Code
. Please read it carefully; it is your responsibility to be informed.
Computing at Rutgers
We strongly recommend
that all entering students purchase a laptop computer. This will be
for course work, project work, job applications, and communication. We
do not provide advice on computer purchases. However, most laptops
purchased within the past two years should be adequate. We recommend a
minimum of Windows XP or Vista, as either operating system will support
all applications required by students, although Linux
provides open-source versions of most applications and a dual-boot
or virtual machine configuration (see the RU
Student Linux Users' Group
for advice) provides the most
flexibility and useful experience with Linux. Apple computers are
popular, but the Mac OS alone will support fewer Microsoft applications required
by students, such as Microsoft Visual Studio
(C++ and Basic) or Excel add-ins.
Personal computers and software may be purchased at a student discount
through the Rutgers
computer store and Software Portal
is available at most campus locations. The Office of Information
provides information for students about computing
at Rutgers. The Department of Mathematics Computing Support
page contains additional
information which new students will find useful after their
arrival. An introduction to Hill Center computer labs is
page provides links to applications useful
for financial engineering.