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The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) is not for the faint of heart. This three-semester, 17-month program attracts ambitious students who are ready to take on a rigorous curriculum.

With the help of faculty members who are some of the finest scholars in the industry, MSMF students master a mix of mathematics, finance, and computer science, gaining the tools they need to thrive wherever they set their sights: from investment banks to hedge funds to financial technology companies.

MSMF students aren’t just prepared for the real world—they’re immersed in it. They have the opportunity to complete a summer internship at a leading company in Boston and beyond, where they gain valuable skills and become more marketable to employers. At Boston University Questrom School of Business, we’re defining the future of finance. Join us.

When reviewing applicants, we consider the whole picture: academic record, professional experience, quantitative and analytical skills, communication skills, and diversity. We aim to create a class filled with a variety of cultures, life experiences, and backgrounds so that your learning environment expands your outlook and sparks new ideas. MSMF students are prone to collaboration, are highly motivated, and consider themselves global citizens.

If you’re looking to become a trader, quantitative analyst or developer, portfolio- or asset-manager, risk analyst, financial technologist, researcher, consultant, or another finance-focused role, and you’re up for the challenge of a demanding program, consider MSMF your answer.

Ready to take the next step? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!

Application Form

When you’re ready to apply, start with our online application form. You may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. Review the admissions checklist to stay on top of required materials, and keep an eye on our deadlines, too.

Feel free to contact us with any questions along the way. We want the admissions process to be as simple and transparent as possible. Reach out to the Graduate Admissions Office at (617) 353-2670 or


The Graduate Admissions Office keeps all records on file for one year. We welcome your re-application.

Each re-applicant is required to submit a new application form and fee ($125); an essay discussing updates or changes since the time of the previous application, as well as reasons for re-applying; an updated resume; a new letter of recommendation; official university-level transcripts (if the re-applicant has taken new coursework since the time of their first application); and updated GMAT or GRE results (if applicable).

Application Fee Waiver Eligibility

The Graduate Admissions Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as for those who attended select admissions events. In addition, we will waive the application fee for those who are members or alumni of the following programs:


To take advantage of this waiver, email once your application is ready for submission with your name and CAS ID number stating that you are eligible for an application fee waiver. Once we process your request, you’ll receive a follow-up email with additional instructions to submit your application. DO NOT click “submit and pay for programs” prior to receiving these instructions.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, your application fee waiver may take a few business days to process. If you submit this request before or on one of our application deadlines but do not receive a confirmation from us that same day, your application will still be considered on time for the deadline to which you applied.

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