2022-2023 Bulletin: Policies and General Information 
    Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Bulletin: Policies and General Information [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Financial Engineering

Program-Specific Application Requirements

MS: An applicant to the program should have a strong quantitative undergraduate background, and preferably some experience in programming languages such as C, C++, java, SQL or mathematical software. Some background in business or economics is desirable. An undergraduate degree in mathematics, physical science, engineering, or economics is an advantage. Each student will acquire advanced quantitative and managerial tools in the course of the program.  The admissions committee reviews applicants for clear indications of analytical and leadership ability, particularly in quantitative work. Applicants are expected to have completed Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, (multivariate calculus), and Linear Algebra with a grade of B or better. 

PhD: Enrollment in the doctoral program is limited and highly selective.  Students are not admitted directly into the PhD program, but must first apply to the MS in Financial Engineering. Upon completion of at least 24 units in the MS program, the student may apply for admission to the doctoral program.  See the Program Changes procedures detailed in the Registration & Enrollment  section of the Bulletin.

  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT required
  • Math verification form
  • Interview


University Requirements

  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency Examination Scores (international applicants only)