The BS/MSMF program is a five-year program combining the Probability/Statistics track of the Mathematics undergraduate major with the graduate coursework required for the MS in Mathematical Finance degree.  For undergraduates seeking careers in the fields of economics, finance and data science, the BS/MSMF degree offers the appropriate training sought by companies worldwide.  Students can achieve the required academic credentials in five years due to the integrated and focused nature of the BS/MSMF degree.  

Admission Requirements

You must be an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Mathematics (Probability and Statistics Track), and should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application. Students should discuss the program and the possibility of entering with their assigned academic advisor. Applications must be submitted during your junior year. You must be admitted to the program prior to academic advising for your senior year.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Major Courses (23 credit hours)
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus II
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
Multivariable Calculus
Survey of Modern Algebra
and Abstract Algebra I
Advanced Calculus
Introduction to Real Analysis I
Probability and Statistics Track (12 credit hours)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Probability
and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Analysis
Other Requirements (85 credit hours)
Introduction to Mathematical Finance
University and School/College Specific General Education Requirements and Electives 1, 2, 3
Financial Investment
Advanced Topics in Investments
Alternative Investments
Partial Differential Equations I
Statistical Analysis II with Financial Applications
Optimization Methods
Stochastic Calculus with Application to Finance
Computational Methods of Finance
MTH/CSC Elective
Master's Thesis/Project
Total Credit Hours150

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours16
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
WRS 106, 107,
First-Year Writing II
or First-Year Writing II: STEM
or Writing About Literature and Culture
Other 9
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MTH 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours15
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
MTH 310 Multivariable Calculus 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
MTH 542 Statistical Analysis 3
MTH 433 Advanced Calculus 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours15
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MTH 461 Survey of Modern Algebra 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
MTH 524 Introduction to Probability 3
MTH 547 Introduction to Mathematical Finance 3
Other 9
 Credit Hours15
MTH 525 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 3
MTH 320 Introduction to Numerical Analysis ( recommended) 3
Other 7
 Credit Hours13
Fifth Year (Graduate)
MTH 645 Optimization Methods 3
MTH 649 Computational Methods of Finance 3
MTH 613 Partial Differential Equations I 3
FIN 650 Financial Investment 2
 Credit Hours11
MTH 643 Statistical Analysis II with Financial Applications 3
MTH 648 Stochastic Calculus with Application to Finance 3
FIN 651 Advanced Topics in Investments 2
FIN 653 Alternative Investments ( or other Finance elective) 2
MTH/CSC elective 3
 Credit Hours13
MSMF Thesis/Project 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours150