Advanced Skills for Hands-On Innovation
WPI’s Professional Master’s Degree in Financial Mathematics is a professionally focused program that provides students with the advanced quantitative skills that banks, insurance companies, and securities and investment firms are looking for. Students gain a strong foundation in financial mathematics, statistics, and risk management, complemented by studies in financial management, information technology and computer science and real-world experience in the financial industry.
Several experiential learning components provide a bridge from the academic environment to the professional workplace, starting with a professional master’s project that involves the solution of a concrete problem directly originating from the financial industry. Moreover, all students participate in a professional master’s seminar where they develop their general writing, presentation, group communication and interviewing skills in an interdisciplinary team environment. Most students also complete summer internships at financial firms, often through the industrial connections of the faculty affiliated with the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics.
Detailed degree requirements and course descriptions are provided in the Mathematical Sciences section of the Graduate Course Catalog.
Admission to the program follows the general admission process for graduate programs at WPI. A strong background in mathematics, which should include courses in advanced analysis, linear algebra and differential equations, is assumed.
Interested candidates should apply at the Graduate Admissions website. For particular information about this program and availability of fellowships, please contact us directly by email proMS@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5241.