Quantitative Finance and Economics, M.Sc. | Texas State University | San Marcos, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance and Economics

12 months
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
357 USD/credit 10710 USD/year
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The Quantitative Finance and Economics program from Texas State University requires 30 credit hours with thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option appeals to students with an interest in a particular research question or who plan to pursue a Ph.D.; students will work under the direction of their faculty mentor with oversight of two or more faculty with expertise in the topic area.


The Quantitative Finance and Economics program from Texas State University has 18 credit hours of required courses and 12 credit hours of prescribed electives. Required courses provide quantitative and theoretical modeling sought after in industry; electives provide enhanced knowledge in a specific technical area. Classes are held in the evening, and students can attend full or part-time. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters.

Students learn to apply analytical and risk management tools to economic and financial data to inform business decisions.

Program Mission

The mission of the Department of Finance and Economics is to provide students involved in its educational programs an opportunity to recognize the importance of the lifelong pursuit of truth, acceptance of individual responsibility, and contribution to the common good of society. Departmental programs seek to develop informed, critically thinking citizens capable of functioning in a highly complex, interdependent, global society. Majors are prepared for service, technical analysis, and management positions found in corporate, financial, and public institutions. Majors are also prepared for financial planning services, teaching, and various graduate school programs.

Career Options

Graduates will possess important marketable skills, including the abilities to analyze financial and economic data, perform high-quality financial and economic analyses, and communicate the results and implications of these analyses to inform business decisions.

Examples of careers include:

  • economist
  • quantitative risk analyst
  • business analyst
  • financial analyst
  • financial manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investment Analysis
  • Microeconomic Theory and Applications
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Applications
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • Financial Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee


  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts required from each institution where course credit was granted
  • A competitive GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B in Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics , Quantitative Methods and Statistics  Business Calculus  and Business Finance 
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores required with a competitive score
  • Responses to specific essay questions on the statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV detailing work experience, extracurricular and community activities, and honors and achievements
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons best able to assess the student’s ability to succeed in graduate school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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