Master of Science in Financial Engineering
University of Southern California

Program Details

The MS in Financial Engineering program trains graduate students with Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics backgrounds to apply mathematical and engineering tools to finance. Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary education program that involves using tools from finance and economics, engineering, applied mathematics and statistics, to address problems unique to certain industries including: investment and commercial banks, trading companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, corporate risk managers and regulatory agencies.


  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university
  • Applicants with undergraduate degrees in finance, accounting and similar are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants with a bachelor of science in economics are also eligible to apply
  • Background in probability and linear algebra at the upper division level preferred
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission