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# MS in Math with Concentration in Financial Mathematics

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## Introduction

The Department of Mathematics offers the **MS in Mathematics with a Concentration in Financial Mathematics**. It is a two-year full-time degree program designed to provide the mathematical background need by quantitative analysts in modern finance. It requires a total of 36 credit hours, including a master's thesis.

## Curriculum

### Prerequisites

An applicant should have taken most of the following courses or equivalents prior to admission to the program:

- Math 2085: Linear Algebra.
- Math 2065: Ordinary Differential Equations.
- Math 3355: Probability.
- Math 4031: Advanced Calculus I.
- Math 4035:
*N*-Variable Advanced Calculus. - Math 4340: Partial Differential Equations.

*computer literacy*in the form of knowledge of a computer programming language such as C, or familiarity with mathematical software such as MATLAB, Mathematica, or Maple.

### Coursework

The MS with Concentration in Financial Mathematics requires successful completion of the courses listed below. These provide 18 credit hours of Mathematics at the 7000 level and above (including thesis research), 9 hours of Mathematics at the 4000 level, and 9 hours of 4000 and 7000 level Finance courses. Approval of the mathematics department is required for any course substitutions.Curriculum for MS in Math with Concentration in Financial Mathematics | |

First Year, Fall | First Year, Spring |

Second Year, Fall | Second Year, Spring |