The Math Certificate Program offers students the ability to receive the same intensive instruction as the degree students but in a specific "track" consisting of six certificate-designated math courses. Certificate students sit in the same classes as the degree students and are required to perform the same work.
With certain exceptions, courses are offered one per mini-semester. The program begins in August and takes six mini-semesters to complete; thus, students matriculating in August will graduate in December of the following year. Math Certificate students are not eligible for Career Placement Services.
Application for the Math Certificate can be done on-line and requires a completed MSCF application, a GRE/GMAT test score (GRE preferred), official transcripts of all academic work, visa, and cover letter giving a "statement of purpose" (essay C in the online application). No additional essays or reference letters are required. Tuition for the Math Certificate for the 2011-2012 academic year is $3,600 per course.
To obtain the Math Certificate, one must take at least six of the following eight courses. Required courses are identified by asterisks. Courses must be taken in the mini-semester and in the order in which they are shown below. Students who take two courses in one of the mini-semesters in which two courses are offered may, but are not required, to take courses in the other mini-semester in which two courses are offered.
Fall 2011 - Mini 1
Fall 2011 - Mini 2
Multi-Period Asset Pricing*
Spring 2012 - Mini 3
Stochastic Calculus for Finance I*
Spring 2012 - Mini 4
Stochastic Calculus for Finance II
Simulation Methods for Option Pricing
Fall 2012 - Mini 1
Fall 2012 - Mini 2
Financial Computing IV (requires proficiency in C++)