Financial Mathematics

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Mathematics, offered through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics, trains students in sophisticated mathematical techniques so they may analyze problems arising from financial economics. Examples include the use of stochastic processes and partial differential equations to study stock markets and to price financial derivatives.

Graduates will be well-positioned to advance careers in public, private, and governmental financial institutions with a heavy emphasis on analytic methods and quantitative skills. This two-year, 12-credit certificate is also ideal for those planning to pursue graduate programs in economics or finance and who wish to supplement their mathematical training.


This is a STEM-designated program.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – July 1

Spring - November 1

Recommendations required:

One (1) recommendation.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.

Statement of purpose: Statement of Purpose not required.

International applicants only:

Please note: international students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.6210 (phone) ~ 202.994.6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday