Dual Degree Masters in Financial Engineering and Masters in Mathematics

Overview and Requirements

Students enrolled in the MSFE program may apply to the MSFE/Masters in Math dual degree program. 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.

The MSFE/Math Dual degree option requires students to take three additional math courses to get both the MSFE and Math masters degrees. The MSFE/Math dual degree requires satisfactory completion of 56 units of advisor approved coursework which must include at least 5 gamma level math courses. To be admitted, the dual degree students must satisfy the admission requirements of both degrees.

Upon admission to the dual degree option, adjustments may be made to the student’s financial aid or fellowship. Students should contact the Admissions Director regarding fellowship opportunities.

Option for Graduating Students

At the beginning of the final semester of an MSFE student's program, he/she may opt to stay on at CGU and earn a Masters degree in Mathematics for an additional 20 units of study in math. The student must submit a complete CGU Degree/Certificate Program Change Request form and a study list to both the MSFE and Math programs for academic approval. Students must file a declaration of intent to receive a degree/certificate to complete the MSFE program at the end of their final semester before entering the Mathematics program in the next semester.

In addition to the 40 units required for the MSFE, the student must take 20 units, or five additional math courses, to complete the MA/MS in Math. The remainder of the units to earn the Math degree will be shared from the math courses completed as part of the MSFE degree. To obtain the MA or MS in math, the student must complete at least five gamma level math courses. No units used towards either of these two degrees can count towards a future degree at CGU.

Upon admission to the Math program, students are advised to consult with the Admissions Director regarding fellowship opportunities.