Ideal candidates for the program will have a strong background in statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering or a related discipline, or will have several years' experience working in finance with an interest in exploring these disciplines in great depth.
Full-time applications to the Financial Analytics program are accepted in three distinct cycles. To be considered for admission, all materials must be submitted by the deadline.
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Part-time applications to this program are accepted on a rolling basis.
Admission to the Financial Technology and Analytics master’s program is competitive. To be considered for this program, your application must include the following.
You may apply to the Financial Technologies and Analytics program without any work experience, but students without work experience will need excellent academic credentials from their undergraduate work, with a degree in statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, or another math or science discipline.
For finance professionals interested in working in an analyst capacity, work experience is preferred. To keep up with the technical nature of coursework, computer science and statistics skills also are required.
A list of general Stevens admissions criteria is available at the Office of Graduate Academics.
Your application must include official transcripts from all universities you have attended, or in which you are currently enrolled. These records must show your name, the name of the university attended, enrollment dates, coursework completed and grades assigned. Your bachelor's degree must be in science, mathematics, computer science, engineering or a related discipline. Your degree also must come from an accredited institution, and you must have attained a B average, to be considered.
Work experience is not a requirement for this master's program. However, the admissions committee values applicants with at least one year of professional experience. You must include a résumé with your application that highlights:
Work and internship experience.
Stevens often invites master's candidates to interview prior to making an admissions decision. If you are selected for an interview after submitting your application, you will receive instructions via email.
Your application must include two letters of recommendation. The strongest applications will include one letter from a current supervisor, and one from a former supervisor or previous employer who can speak to your leadership potential and discuss your professional performance.
All candidates to this program are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores with their application; part-time applicants with work experience may be eligible to waive this requirement. Only students with excellent test scores will be deemed a fit for the coursework. However, it's important to keep in mind that your test scores are only one feature of your application, and will be considered along with your other credentials. Please use the following reporting codes to submit test scores to Stevens:
International students also must include TOEFL or IELTS scores along with their applications.