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.
  • You must show competency (generally through your undergraduate transcripts) in (1) calculus, through multivariable calculus; (2) linear algebra; (3) differential equations; (4) probability and statistics; and (5) computer programming (must be demonstrated through coursework, MOOC course completion with verification, or work experience).
  • 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. A grade of B– or better must have been earned in each of the prerequisite courses.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate’s academic and professional background will be considered.
  • 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.
  • Certain course substitutions may be accepted upon approval of the Program Director via the recommendation of a student’s advisor. All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Course Planning and Search

Wondering what course to take when or which courses are required? Use these helpful course planning and course search tools to help map out your path to degree completion.

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.


If you are not quite ready to commit to a master's degree, take a look at pursuing a certificate as an option. You can earn a certificate in 4 courses and earn credits toward a master's.

Looking to Study Full-Time?

We understand the importance of providing you with options relevant to your future career plans as a mathematical scientist. That’s why—to ensure a rich educational experience for students in Financial Mathematics—we collaborate with the Carey Business School and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, bringing together scholarship in economics, business, finance, economics, computing and management.