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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below we provide answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about our program, program applications, and our admissions process:

General Program Questions

How does the Mathematics in Finance MS compare to other types of degrees?

What are some special strengths of the Courant Institute's Mathematics in Finance MS program?

How big is the full-time class?

Does the program accept part-time students?

Can I apply for financial assistance, for example through tuition remission or teaching assistantships?

How successful are your full-time students in finding summer internships and full-time placements?

Admissions Questions

What type of preparation do you expect?

What are the admission requirements?

Is work experience required?

Is there a minimum grade point average or GRE score?

I already have a PhD. Must I really provide a current GRE?

Can I waive out of the TOEFL?

I applied last year but was not accepted. Can I reapply?

Can I apply to multiple programs?

Who should write recommendation letters?

Application Questions

What is the application fee? 

What are the application deadlines?

How soon can I get a decision on my application?

What code should I use when reporting my TOEFL score?

What code should I use when reporting my GRE score?