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Master's in Quantitative Finance

Quantitative finance embraces the role of advanced mathematics in applied finance. There is extensive use of mathematics, probability theory and financial economics. The OSU program trains students not to become employees with just quantitative skills but financial managers who are equipped with a thorough understanding of quantitative finance.


The STEM-designated program is a 33 hour program, and students may design their plan of study using one of the three areas of specialization to tailor their studies to meet their professional objectives. Graduates are equipped to apply the tools of quantitative analysis in a wide range of career paths. Their skills are in demand by energy, financial services, risk measurement and management and investment management firms. The program is an academic partner with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Research and Faculty

Betty Simkins

"Our faculty strive to advance the theory and practice of finance through conducting cutting edge and high impact research in such areas as institutional trading, risk management, corporate governance and derivatives."

- Dr. Betty Simkins
Department Head of Finance

Meet our Departmental Faculty



Admissions are decided on a holistic approach with successful candidates meeting the following preferences: 

  • GMAT with a suggested minimum score of 550 or GRE with a suggested minimum score of Quant 148/Verbal 160.
 International students must also submit proof of English proficiency in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS score. 

  • Our students come from diverse backgrounds including aeronautical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, finance, accounting, economics, chemistry, mathematics and statistics.
Fall application deadline is Feb. 1. 
Spring application deadline is Sept. 1.


Cost & Assistance

Cost for each program will vary depending on credit-hours taken, scholarship funding, assistantships and financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to calculate eligibility for aid.


Assistantships vary by department. Please contact the program coordinator for information on assistantships and funding opportunities




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