Graduate Certificate in Financial Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

 Program Description     Admission Requirements   |   Curriculum 
Course Descriptions   |   Graduate Degrees

Program Description:

This program is designed to prepare students to contribute to the growing need to quickly design and manufacture high quality, low cost products and services. This program is offered on campus only. 

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Admission Requirements:

The financial Mathematics certificate program is open to all persons holding a bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree who have the required prerequisites for the courses offered. Once admitted to the program, the student must take three courses from a group of four and an additional course from a second group of seven. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

Students admitted to the certificate program will have a non-matriculated STATus as a graduate student; however, if they complete the courses with a grade of B or better in each course, they will be admitted to the Missouri S&T master's degree program in Mathematics or STATistics. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take a course in the certificate program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.

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Choose three courses from the following four:

  • MATH 5737: Financial Mathematics
  • MATH 6737: Financial Mathematics II
  • STAT 5814: Applied Time Series Analysis 
  • STAT 6841: Stochastic Processes

Choose one course from the following seven:

  • ECON 5310: Advanced Mathematical ECONomics
  • ECON 5720: Advanced International Finance
  • IS&T 3001: Financial Information Systems
  • ENG MGT 6212: Investment
  • ENG MGT 6213: Financial Engineering
  • STAT 5346: Regression Analysis
  • MATH 6665: Mathematical Programming  

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Course Descriptions:


 Course description can be found in the catalog at

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Graduate Degrees

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Applied Mathematics (MS)

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