What will I learn?

The dual Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE)/MS in Mathematics program grounds you in rigorous mathematics and finance scholarship, enhances your quantitative knowledge, and broadens your professional opportunities.

Get the benefits of two strong programs rolled into one. This joint program integrates broad-based curriculum taught by faculty-scholars from CGU’s Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Drucker School of Business. The MS in mathematics provides a fundamental understanding of broad areas of mathematics along with expertise in a major field of interest, such as computational systems. In the MSFE program, you’ll focus on a substantial mathematics and finance curriculum that will give you the skills to evaluate and design complex financial products and become a strategic financial leader. This degree provides excellent preparation for careers in risk management, investment, banking, corporate finance, hedge funds, derivatives, and more.


The MSFE program ranks among the top 30 financial engineering programs in the country.
MSFE alumni work at well-known financial organizations, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays.
Because the Institute of Mathematical Sciences is part of the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, you’ll have access to one of the largest mathematical science communities in California.

Areas of Concentration

Financial Engineering Data Analytics

Additional Program Requirements

New students are required to show competency in financial accounting and probability prior to enrollment in coursework via the following options:

Have taken a financial accounting course in their undergraduate coursework or recently online
Pass a probability waiver exam or have taken a probability course in their undergraduate coursework or recently in a community college, college, or university
Application due prior to completing 16 units in MSFE

Which department am I in?

Drucker School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
US$68,640.00 per year
USD $1,980 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


Drucker School of Management

150 E. 10th Street,



91711, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

A qualified candidate is one who has taken upper division undergraduate math courses beyond the minimal math prerequisites required for admission to the MSFE.
Students enrolled in the MSFE must apply to the dual degree option prior to completing 16 units of study in the MSFE.
To be admitted, the dual degree students must satisfy the admission requirements of both degrees.

A minimum TOEFL score of 75 iBT, IELTS score of 6.0 or Pearson PTE score of 50 is required to be considered for admission to CGU through the International Scholars Program (ISP). A minimum TOEFL score of 95 iBT, IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub-score lower than 6.5 or Pearson PTE score of 66 is required for direct-entry admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Claremont Graduate University

Being part of the reputable Claremont Colleges, students at CGU enjoy access to superior resources and services.

  • A pioneer in higher education
  • Offers students industry-specific courses
  • CGU faculty are widely recognized as leaders in their fields
  • All students are considered for merit-based fellowships