Admission and Financial Aid

Quantitative is the underlying theme in the Quantitative Finance curriculum. Most of our students have an undergraduate degree or other experience in economics, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering and similar quantitative majors. Some students also come from finance and behavioral sciences so long as they’ve taken several mathematics courses. The faculty believe it is academically important to include students from a variety of different backgrounds and with a diverse set of experiences. Prerequisites include one course in multivariate calculus (Calc 3), one course in linear algebra, and one course in statistics/probability with a grade of B or better.  

Need a refresher? We’ve developed an Accelerated Mathematics course for applicants who need a little more work before the program starts. The next Accelerated Mathematics course will be offered in the evenings, beginning in August 2020. For more information, contact an admissions director at gradschool@yu.edu.

Application Requirements

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and must submit the following items:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Personal Statement describing your goals and your commitment to contribute to and complete the program
  • Two academic or professional recommendation letters
  • Resume or CV
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution)

If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions director. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review. 

For up-to-date application deadlines, visit the Graduate Admissions page: https://www.yu.edu/katz/admissions/grad-admissions/deadlines-notifications.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Awards are determined during the application review process.

If you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree, contact us toll-free at 1-833-241-4723 or katzgrad@yu.edu. We can do a preliminary transcript review. Browse application deadlines.

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs: https://www.yu.edu/osf/tuition-fees/ms-quantitative-economics.

Jared Hakimi
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Email: jared.hakimi@yu.edu
Office: 646-592-4722
Cell/WhatsApp: 646-899-1811
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