Information on taking Mathematical Finance Courses as a Non-Degree Graduate Student
Note: Please consult the separate
and tuition information if you wish to take one or more of our
prerequisite courses as a non-degree ("non-matriculated") undergraduate student.
Non-degree students can take courses from the
the MS in
Mathematics Degree with Option in Mathematical Finance
If you are not enrolled in a degree
program at Rutgers and do not wish to pursue the MS degree, you should submit the
package (steps one and two)
as a non-degree
, with the following adjustments:
- Transcripts may be unofficial.
- Test scores (GRE, TOEFL), letters of recommendation, or personal statement are not required.
- Résumé is recommended.
Transcripts are needed to demonstrate that you have taken the
pre-requisites (at Rutgers or elsewhere) for any courses for which you
wish to register. When your application has been approved, we will provide you with special permission numbers
or pre-requisite overrides for course registration, a process with
which our program
can provide assistance; in addition,
you may need to contact a course instructor directly for permission
to register for his or her
When applying to Rutgers as a non-degree mathematics graduate student,
you may choose to apply as a standard mathematics (16640
mathematical finance (16643
graduate student. Which option you choose affects your tuition
, your ability to enroll in certain
mathematical finance courses, and it may affect how your major field of
study is desigated on your Rutgers transcripts
(whether standard mathematics option or option in mathematical finance). There is also
a limit on the number of
credits you can take while a non-degree student and later redesignate
for degree credit, so we ask that you read the following information
carefully. Please do not hesitate to contact
with any questions.
Registration for Mathematical Finance Core Courses
Non-degree students taking the following core mathematical finance
(offered during the Autumn or Spring semesters only) must
as mathematical finance (16643
- 16:642:621 Mathematical Finance I
- 16:642:622 Mathematical Finance II
- 16:642:623 Computational Finance
- 16:642:624 Credit Derivative Modeling
- 16:642:628 Topics in Mathematical Finance
Tuition for all
Rutgers courses (regardless of subject code or whether
undegraduate or graduate) while coded as mathematical finance graduate student is billed
at the special mathematical
finance option rate
during regular Autumn or Spring
semesters. Students can only
be coded in one way for any given semester. If you are a non-degree
student with another major (whether standard mathematics (16640
), statistics (16960
), or other),
you must apply for admission as a non-degree mathematical finance
option graduate student (16643
) to take any one of the above three courses.
Registration for Courses at Rutgers Business School
Registration for courses at Rutgers Business School is only
to students who are part-time or full-time degree candidates
for the MS in Mathematics with Option in Mathematical Finance.
Limit on the Number of Credits taken as a Non-Degree Student
No more than twelve
can be taken as a non-degree student and
credited for the MS degree if you later apply to be a degree candidate for the MS in
Mathematics with Mathematical Finance Option.
credit limit includes any coursework taken at another university which
you request for transfer credit to Rutgers.