Financial Mathematics

The Johns Hopkins Engineering online Financial Mathematics program will sharpen your quantitative and managerial skills so that you can advance your career in the global financial industry.

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Degrees & Pathways



The curriculum of the online Financial Mathematics program at Johns Hopkins Engineering consists of courses that focus on developing advanced quantitative and managerial skills in finance, while examining the engineering-driven principles that power our global economy. Students have the opportunity to study real-world examples in subjects like financial derivatives, risk management, data analysis, Monte Carlo methods, and quantitative portfolio theory. Graduates of the program typically seek higher-level management positions at top-tier financial firms.

For those that wish to start this program in the summer or fall of 2016, please review the Financial Mathematics schedule planning document, which maps out some sample course paths for you.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Be equipped with the engineering-driven approaches widely used to construct and deploy the financial transactions and processes that, in their context, function as the international financial system and capital markers (i.e., the mechanisms enabling the creation/employment of wealth and for the worldwide distribution of well-being within the constraints and intent of global financial policy).
  2. Be provided with the educational background to pursue increasingly responsible management roles in industry.
  3. Be prepared to enter leadership positions in the financial industry and government where they will use their quantitative skills and creativity to provide innovative solutions and develop new or improved products and services.


Program Chair: David Audley

Program Coordinator: Arti Kennedy (410-516-2262,


Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include an undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., mathematics, engineering, or the sciences) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience in finance or a related field are required.
  • Through your coursework or work experience, you must show competency in (1) calculus, through multivariable calculus; (2) linear algebra; (3) differential equations; (4) probability and statistics; and (5) computer programming. On a case-by-case basis, MOOC course completion with verification will be considered for demonstration of competency.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's academic and professional background will be considered.
  • Exceptions to these requirements, based on experience, can be made by the program chair.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum nominally consists of nine core courses and one elective.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • Once matriculated, if a student should later decide to pursue the full master's degree, all successfully completed courses will apply, provided they meet program requirements and that the remaining courses to be completed fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • Only grades of B− or above may be counted towards the certificate.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.


Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

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