Graduate Certificate in Financial Mathematics
The aim of this certificate program is to strengthen the mathematical backgrounds of students by teaching sophisticated mathematical techniques to analyze problems arising from financial economics. Examples include the use of stochastic processes and partial differential equations to study stock markets and to price financial derivatives. Graduates will be well positioned to advance careers in public, private, and governmental financial institutions with a heavy emphasis on analytic methods and quantitative skills. This program is also ideal for those planning to pursue graduate programs in economics or finance and who wish to supplement their mathematical training.
Four graduate courses make up this program. If it is appropriate academically and fits a student's career goals, the department may approve mild variations on the Program Requirements. For instance, in place of one of the standard options, we may accept a different course in mathematics or in a related field (e.g., statistics or economics).
The courses that make up this program are part of our regular graduate offerings. As much as possible, the department will schedule these courses around the lunch hour or after 5 p.m. for the convenience of those in the program.
The application deadline for Fall admission is July 15 (April 15 for international applicants requiring a student visa). The application deadline for Spring admission is November 15 (September 15 for international applicants requiring a student visa).