Since its founding, Carnegie Mellon University has emphasized cross-disciplinary research and education. In this innovative tradition, the Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) program was formed in 1994 as the interdisciplinary collaboration of four colleges: the Department of Statistics & Data Science, the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Tepper School of Business.
MSCF is governed by a five-person Steering Committee comprised of one senior faculty member from each of the four participating colleges and an executive director. The Steering Committee continually evaluates the program based on input from employers, alumni and the MSCF Advisory Board and regularly updates the curriculum to meet the changing needs of financial industry employers.
Job placement is a number one priority of the MSCF program. Through our dedicated Career Office, students are supported by full-time counselors that provide 1:1 assistance on a wide range of services from career planning to offer negotiation. Coupled with our strong employer relationships, MSCF graduates are presented with excellent career opportunities in both the finance and emerging technology sectors.
length: 3 semesters (6-mini semesters)
total courses: 29
student to faculty ratio: 4.5:2
MSCF co-founder citations: 50,441
dedicated career staff: 4
hiring manager relationships: 5,000+
avg. # transcripts reviewed: 1,200
avg. # GRE scores received: 1,050
MSCF alumni: 1,756
CMU alumni: 109,945+
started in: 2000
presentations given: 168 as of 2021