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Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Princeton University

24 months
53890 USD/year
53890 USD/year
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The Operations Research and Financial Engineering program at Princeton University places a strong emphasis on mathematical and computational tools. Students in ORFE develop a unique set of skills that build upon a solid foundation in probability, statistics, and optimization.


Key facts

The Operations Research and Financial Engineering department at Princeton University is primarily geared towards educating students pursuing a Ph.D. in the field.  As such, the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program in ORFE also has a strong research focus, as reflected in the requirement of a thesis and full-time study for two academic years.  Students enrolled in this program are eligible for financial support in the form of research or teaching assistantships if such funds are available.The admission rate for the M.S.E. degree is very low. Admission is based on the qualifications of the applicant and requires support of at least one faculty member who expresses an interest in supervising the applicant. Applicants interested in an M.S.E. degree from ORFE are urged to identify and contact a faculty member in whose area of research they would like to work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asset Pricing I: Pricing Models and Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Statistical Analysis of Financial Data 
  • Directed Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Graduate School applicants must, before they are enrolled, hold a bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Finalize resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Gather email addresses and full names of three recommenders prior to submitting the application online. Letters of recommendation will be submitted using our electronic recommendation service.
  • Arrange to have prerequisite test scores sent to Princeton.
  • Be sure the statement of academic purpose outlines goals for graduate study.

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2022 - 4977 USD /month
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