The program requires completion of ten (10) three-credit courses (6 required and 4 elective) taken in residence at Rutgers, as described in the table of courses, seminar in mathematical finance (2 semesters, 1/2 credit per semester), and a master's degree essay prior to graduation. Read More
Who Should Apply?
Our degree will be most valuable to those who wish to pursue a career in mathematical finance -- also known as financial engineering or quantitative finance -- in the investment banking and insurance industries.
Applications from prospective students with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply, provided they will have taken our prerequisite courses. If you have not taken all our prerequisites, please contact us for advice on how to complete them.
The master's degree will also be valuable for prospective students who have a PhD or who are candidates for a PhD in a scientific or technical field and who are considering careers in finance.
As a STEM program, students may be eligible for a 24 month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a total of 36 months.
More information about OPT and STEM is available at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Throughout the year, the program hosts visits by industry practitioners and academic researchers in financial engineering. Industry experts visit from companies such as: Bank of America, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, etc. Click here for upcoming seminars.
Our students participate in competitions throughout the academic year including: