M.Sc. On Campus Online

Financial Engineering

University of Southern California

24 months
2199 USD/credit 32985 USD/year
2199 USD/credit 32985 USD/year
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The objective of the Financial Engineering MSc program at University of Southern California is the training of graduate students with engineering, applied mathematics or physics backgrounds in the application of mathematical and engineering tools to finance.


This multidisciplinary Financial Engineering MSc program at University of Southern California involves the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Marshall School of Business and the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics). Financial Engineering uses tools from finance and economics, engineering, applied mathematics, and statistics to address problems such as derivative securities valuation, strategic planning and dynamic investment strategies, risk management, which are of interest to investment and commercial banks, trading companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, corporate risk managers and regulatory agencies.

Career Opportunities

  • 1st Reliant Home Loans, Inc.  -  Financial Analyst
  • Bank of China (Headquarter in Beijing)  -  Software Developer
  • Gridx, Inc.  -  Data Scientist
  • Light Street Capital  -  Trader, Developer
  • Sandalwood Advisors Limited  -  Senior Quantitative Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers 
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematics and Tools for Financial Engineering
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Management of Financial Risk 
  • Financial Engineering 
  • Directed Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • GRE General Test: Satisfactory and valid test scores. Valid GRE scores must be dated within five years of the start of the intended application semester. 
  • Resume/CV 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32985 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    32985 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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