Financial Engineering, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
18 months
1980 USD/credit 52800 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 52800 USD/year
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Offered jointly by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Drucker School of Management, the Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum that allows you to tailor your studies to your professional goals. Its hallmark: a close integration of finance and mathematics.


The Master of Science in Financial Engineering program from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides you the skills to create and evaluate complex financial products to help you become a strategic leader in the field. You will draw on tools from applied math, statistics, and financial and economic theory while integrating managerial concepts and applications. Our program ranks among the top financial engineering programs nationally and gives our graduates excellent preparation for careers in risk management, investment, banking, corporate finance, hedge funds, derivatives, and more.

Program Highlights

  • Learn from research faculty and experienced practitioners with expertise in areas such as risk management, analytics, and financial technology (FinTech) among others.
  • Expand your market value by adding a concentration in data analytics or fintech, or by pursuing a dual degree in mathematics.
  • Get practical experience with the Drucker Student Managed Fund and client-based projects through the Engineering & Computational Mathematics Clinic program.
  • Receive personalized career guidance from staff and faculty, as well access to a formal mentorship program with members of our MSFE Advisory Board.
  • Enjoy access to a Bloomberg terminal and discounted student memberships to the International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF).
  • Our MSFE program is STEM designated, allowing international graduates of the program to remain in the U.S. for 36 months after graduation and receive work-based training.
  • MSFE alumni go on to leadership roles in some of the most prominent financial firms and companies in the world, such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and AIG.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • FinTech
  • Financial Strategy & Valuation
  • Selected Topics in Finance: Fixed Income
  • Quantum Computing and Applications
  • Statistical Learning
  • Mathematics of Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed college-level multivariable calculus and linear algebra with a B or better grade.
  • We recommend proficiency in the programming languages C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, or Matlab.
  • You must have taken the GMAT or GRE within the past five years.
  • The MS in Financial Engineering is 40 to 48 units, depending on the academic background of the student. Students with prior coursework in Probability and Financial Accounting will only be required to complete 40 units. Students lacking one or both courses will need to complete 44 or 48 units, respectively. Options on how to complete these courses will be given to students upon acceptance into the program.
  • Test scores (GRE or GMAT)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Math verification form
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    52800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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