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Students who wish to take graduate courses in our program (part-time or full-time) should apply to Rutgers as a non-degree ("non-matriculated") student in the School of Graduate Studies .

Please consult our Admissions page for advice on how to apply, assistance with special permission numbers, and which tuition rate applies, as this varies according to the courses selected: Graduate School–New Brunswick Standard or Mathematical Finance rate provided by Student Accounting Financial Services for the School of Graduate Studies.

Rutgers as a non-degree graduate student,  apply as a mathematical finance (16643) graduate student. 

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Non-degree students can take courses from the curriculum for 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 application package as a non-degree graduate student, 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 applying to Rutgers as a non-degree mathematics graduate student, you may choose to apply as a mathematical finance (16643) graduate student. 

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Students who wish to take one or more of our undergraduate prerequisite courses (part-time or full-time) should apply to Rutgers as a non-degree ("non-matriculated") undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, in order to take advantage of the lower undergraduate tuition rate – please consult the tuition rate provided by Student Accounting Financial Services for your chosen campus. If the schedule of classes shows that the class of interest has an open section, you may register online. For undergraduate mathematics classes at the New Brunswick campus, please contact the Undergraduate Mathematics Administrative Assistant, Ms. Patricia Sykes and request the special permission form for non-matriculated students .

We strongly encourage non-degree applicants to apply online by the stated deadline. The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) may permit online applications after the stated deadline, but the online SAS application form may be removed without notice within a few weeks of the start of the next semester. If the online SAS application form has been removed, prospective students should submit the Non-matriculating Undergraduate Student Late Application (37 KB) after contacting the Undergraduate Mathematics Administrative Assistant to verify that the desired classes are still available.

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Non-degree students taking the following core mathematical finance three-credit courses (offered during the Autumn or Spring semesters only) must be enrolled as mathematical finance (16643) graduate students:

  • 16:643:621 Mathematical Finance I
  • 16:643:622 Mathematical Finance II
  • 16:643:623 Computational Finance
  • 16:643:624 Credit Derivative Modeling
  • 16:643:628 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.

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 Coordinator Supervisor can provide assistance; in addition, you may need to contact a course instructor directly for permission to register for his or her course.

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No more than twelve (12) credits 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. This twelve credit limit includes any coursework taken at another university which you request for transfer credit to Rutgers.