Mathematical Science (MS) - Financial Mathematics Track (2024)

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Program
Master
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Mathematics
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$369.65 per credit hour

$1,194.05 per credit hour

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Mathematical Science (MS) - Financial Mathematics Track (1)

The Financial Mathematics track in the Mathematical Science MS program prepares graduate students to pursue careers in the finance industry by providing them with high quality professional training in of mathematics applicable to finance.

This track has three components: training in the necessary mathematics to pursue a career in financial mathematics, professional training in financial mathematics, and a required experiential component or equivalent.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

  • Domestic
  • International

Spring
December 1

Fall
April 1

Spring
July 1

Fall
January 15

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The Financial Mathematics track in the Mathematical Science MS program prepares graduate students to pursue careers in the finance industry by providing them with high quality professional training in of mathematics applicable to finance.

This track has three components: training in the necessary mathematics to pursue a career in financial mathematics, professional training in financial mathematics, and a required experiential component or equivalent.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Track Prerequisites

Working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, differential equations, linear algebra (or matrix theory), proficiency in a modern computer language, elementary probability, and statistics.

The following courses are required as prerequisites to this track: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, II, and III; Differential Equations; Linear and Matrix Algebra (or a course equivalent); proficiency in a computer language; Elementary Probability and Statistics.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

21 Total Credits

  • Complete the following:
    • MAP5606 - Differential Equations for Financial Mathematics (3)
    • MAP5612 - Computational Methods for Financial Mathematics I (3)
    • MAP5641 - Financial Mathematics I (3)
    • MAP5931 - Proseminar for Financial Mathematics (1)
    • MAP5933 - Seminar in Financial Mathematics (2)
    • MAP6616 - Computational Methods for Financial Mathematics II (3)
    • MAP6642 - Financial Mathematics II (3)
    • MAP6646 - Risk Management for Financial Mathematics (3)

Restricted Electives

6 Total Credits

  • Complete at least 2 of the following:
    • FIN6406 - Strategic Financial Management (3)
    • FIN6515 - Analysis of Investment Opportunities (3)
    • MAP6207 - Optimization Theory (3)
    • STA6857 - Applied Time Series Analysis (3)
    • STA5703 - Data Mining Methodology I (3)
    • STA5825 - Stochastic Processes and Applied Probability Theory (3)

Experiential Requirement

3 Total Credits

  • Earn at least 3 credits from the following types of courses: Students will demonstrate experience in the application of mathematics to industrial problems. This demonstration can be accomplished either through the satisfactory completion of an internship in financial mathematics (MAP 6946), or through satisfactory performance at an approved external/internal workshop in financial mathematics (MAP 6946). Students are required as part of the experiential requirement to deliver an oral presentation on the experience. Students are very strongly encouraged to fulfill this requirement through an internship experience.

Grand Total Credits: 30

Application Requirements

Financial Information

The program has limited funding available to offer graduate teaching assistantship to full-time students.

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowship Information

Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

The Financial Mathematics program consists of 30 credit hours of courses and internship. Students will work with an adviser to design a program of study, which will be presented to the program director for approval. If a student has an industrial sponsor, the student's program of study will be developed in consultation with a representative from the student's sponsoring company. Students are expected to obtain hands-on experience. The capstone requirement for this track is fulfilled by students completing an experiential learning requirement (3 credit hours). At least one-half of the program courses must be taken at the 6000 level.

Mathematical Science (MS) - Financial Mathematics Track (2024)
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