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DIRECTOR OF THE COURANT INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:
Professor Gerard Ben Arous
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE:
CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
PProfessor Bruce Kleiner
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES – PH.D. PROGRAM:
Professor Sinan Güntürk
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES – M.S. PROGRAM:
Professor Yuri Bakhtin
Master of Science Program in Mathematics
A candidate for the master’s degree in mathematics must fulfill the following departmental requirements: either 36 points of coursework and a grade of at least B on the written comprehensive examination, or 32 points of coursework and a master’s thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and approved by the department. Under both options, students may be able to transfer up to 8 points of credit (usually equivalent to two CIMS courses) from other academic institution.
Master of Science Program in Mathematics in Finance
This is a professional master’s program that prepares students for careers in quantitative finance. Course work covers mathematical background, financial theory and models, computational techniques, and practicalities of financial markets and instruments. Instructors include Courant Institute faculty and New York City finance professionals. There is a strong career placement component.
Master of Science Program in Scientific Computing
The M.S. in Scientific Computing, offered jointly by the Departments of Mathematics and of Computer Science, provides broad yet rigorous training in areas of mathematics and computer science related to scientific computing. It aims to prepare people with the right talents and background for a technical career doing practical computing. The program accommodates both full-time and part-time students, with most courses meeting in the evening. The program is self-contained and terminal, providing a complete set of skills in a field where the need is greater than the supply.
Dual Degree Master of Science in Finance and Master of Business Administration
The dual degree M.S./M.B.A. degree is a partnership between NYU Stern and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The program takes three years to complete. Students study for the first two years on a full-time basis and complete the final year on a part-time basis. The 72-point program is divided between the two schools (36 points at Courant and 36 points at Stern). All M.S. in Mathematics in Finance degree requirements must be met.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Mathematics
Admissions: M.S. students who wish to apply for the Ph.D. program must first earn the grade of A on the Written Comprehensive Examinations. As part of the application process, such students will also be required to prepare and give a presentation on a mathematical topic to a specially appointed faculty committee. Ideally, the presentation should take place during the semester in which the written examinations were passed. Please note that earning the grade of A in the written examinations and giving the scientific presentation do not constitute in themselves an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program.
Advanced Certificate Program in Financial Mathematics
In addition to the M.S. program in Mathematics in Finance, the department offers an advanced certificate program in Financial Mathematics, which permits part-time students working in the industry to take just the courses most relevant to their interests and needs. Individuals enrolled in this program choose any 8 of the courses associated with the mathematics in finance curriculum (24 points).