Admission - M.S. in Applied Financial Mathematics
A sound undergraduate program in mathematics is required for entrance into this program. This can be obtained in an undergraduate mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, or quantitative economics degree program although those are not the only possibilities. Generally we are looking for calculus through multivariate (usually 3 semesters), differential equations, linear algebra, and mathematical probability or mathematical statistics. Slightly less preparation can be acceptable in an otherwise strong candidate. It is strongly recommended that applicants take the general GRE exam and submit the score to us. Applicants who fail to do so will be at a disadvantage in the admission process and at a severe disadvantage in the decision process for financial aid. The GRE subject test is not required. The GRE code you need to use to have your score submitted to UConn is on the online application page.
Most of the students we admit to the program have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and score of 167 or higher on the quantitative section of the general GRE (800 for GRE taken prior to August 2011). Most international students we admit to this program have scored a total of 55 or higher on the Reading and Listening sections of the IBT-TOEFL. These are not absolute requirements, since we look at all aspects of the application and recommendation letters, but they do characterize the results of our admissions process in recent years. To receive a teaching assistantship, the language requirement is considerably higher (see below).
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