Degrees and Fields of Study
M.S.-M.B.A. (Dual Degree)
- Mathematics in Finance/General Management (with Stern School of Business)
Non-degree applicants must carefully read the requirements section below.
For Mathematics programs other than Mathematics in Finance, see
Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred. Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.
- February 8: Fall, full-time study only
- August 1: Fall, part-time study only
- December 1: Spring, part-time study only
M.S.-M.B.A. Dual-Degree Applications
- February 8: Fall only admission
Advanced Certificate Applications
- August 1: Fall
- December 1: Spring
- August 1: Fall
- December 1: Spring
- May 1: Summer
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.
Application Requirements for Mathematics in Finance
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee. Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay. Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application. In addition, the department specifically requires the following:
GRE for Master's and Advanced Certificate Applicants except the Dual-Degree M.S.-M.B.A: The GRE general test requirement and optional subject test are suspended for spring and fall 2021 due to COVID-19. Please do not send us GRE test scores. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee. In subsequent terms, the general test is required and the subject test is encouraged.
GRE for Dual-Degree M.S.-M.B.A. Applicants: Dual-degree applicants may choose to submit either the GMAT or the GRE general test for the purposes of their application to GSAS. Send official GMAT test scores to GSAS using school code 5TF-5G-76 (also separately send GMAT scores to Stern where the GMAT is required, using their GMAT school code). Dual-degree applicants also will be considered for admission to the regular Mathematics in Finance M.S. program, provided GRE general test scores have been submitted.
TOEFL or IELTS: The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for fall 2021 due to COVID-19. In subsequent terms, the TOEFL or IELTS will be required. All applicants will be evaluated on their video statement. Please read the detailed instructions on the GSAS Application Instructions - Video Requirements page. See test score FAQ.
Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
Writing Sample: Not required.
Recommendations: Recommenders should be individuals who can speak to your talent for and preparation in mathematics. This could come from mathematics classes or highly mathematical classes in the sciences or engineering. The most helpful letters are from people who have seen your performance in the most challenging situations and can compare it to others. This generally means instructors in advanced classes that are heavily quantitative or mathematical. The program encourages full-time applicants to submit at least one letter describing their mathematical academic abilities, and at least one letter describing their computer science/programming during their studies. If you have significant work experience or have done an extended internship, we appreciate a letter from a manager who can describe your technical accomplishments. (Letters based on brief internships are rarely useful and should be avoided.)
Video Submission: Full-time students only--as part of the application to the master's programs in Mathematics in Finance, the department requires you to submit a short video statement. Please read the detailed instructions on the GSAS Application Instructions - Video Requirements page.
Dual-Degree Applicants: Dual-degree applicants must also apply to the Stern School of Business. Admission to the dual-degree program is contingent upon acceptance by both schools.
All Mathematics in Finance Applicants: Include with your application a one-page professional résumé listing education, employment history, skills and other important information. See the program’s website for more information and tips on the application process.
Full-time Mathematics in Finance Applicants: Please let the program know as soon as possible if you have a deadline from another program and have not received a decision from us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-degree Applicants: Non-degree applicants to Mathematics in Finance who are U.S.citizens or permanent residents, or applicants who hold a current H1-B visa,must use the online application to apply. Other non-degree applicants must follow special instructions. Refer to Application Policies in the Application Resource Center for more information. As part of the application,all applicants must provide a final and official academic transcript showing proof that the bachelor’s degree or equivalent was conferred, including all courses with grades received. The TOEFL is required of applicants who are not native English speakers. If you are unable to provide TOEFL scores, you are required to submit a video statement. Please read the detailed instructions on the GSAS Application Instructions - Video Requirements page. A résumé is required. The GRE and letters of recommendation are optional (please leave items blank on the application if you do not provide). The statement of purpose should explain why you want to attend the program as a non-degree student and describe the courses you plan on taking.
We reserve the right to change this information at any time. This document supersedes all previous versions.
Last updated September 17, 2020.
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