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Computational Finance (MS)

Computational Finance (MS)
Computational Finance (MS)

Become a financial engineer

Unlock future career options by solving complex problems in portfolio management, risk management and financial engineering. The Computational Finance MS gives you the tools to understand existing financial models in quantitative and mathematical contexts. You’ll understand business and technical perspectives: this program is offered jointly from the College of Computing and Digital Media and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Develop skills to

  • Build a trading engine
  • Implement financial concepts into computer programs
  • Develop and use numerical algorithms and analytical techniques
  • Explore pricing of derivative securities
  • Understand and analyze simulation of financial systems

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Unlock DePaul’s Chicago

The Computational Finance master’s program is designed to meet the industry-wide need for financial professionals with exceptional programming skills, as well as in-depth understanding of financial concepts and business language. Study in the heart of Chicago’s financial district and have access to numerous institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Belvedere Trading LLC.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 August 15
Winter December 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer June 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, résumé, essay, official transcripts and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

You’ll take a total of 52 credit hours, including a mix of required and elective courses.

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of 2017 Kellstadt graduates were in jobs related to their field

Learn from award-winning experts in finance

At DePaul, you'll learn from faculty members like Quoc Nguyen, assistant professor of finance. In 2016, he won the Hillcrest Asset Management’s Behavioral Finance Award for his paper on changes to corporate reporting language. The paper was also featured in several major media outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

"The diverse courses offered within the Computational Finance program at DePaul University, a mix of business and computer science courses, will prepare you for the job market. It helped me develop a firm understanding of business and financial theory, as well as develop my technical programming skills."

Hussein (MS ’17)
Big Data Consultant, Beacon Technology Inc.

Hussein, DePaul Computational Finance MS alum  

Alumni Network

Become part of DePaul's extensive finance alumni network that includes executives at some of the nation's largest institutions. Students and alumni also have access to DePaul's finance industry-related centers, including the Arditti Center for Risk Management, Center for Financial Services and Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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