Applying for Admission
Submitting an Application
Go to www.math.fsu.edu/apply to learn how to submit an application!
Here is the direct link to the University online application page: http://admissions.fsu.edu/graduate
Application Due Dates
December 15th for PhD degree applications to receive full consideration for Fall admission and financial aid.
April 30th for MS degree applications to receive full consideration for Fall admission, and may in certain cases be considered for limited financial support if available. Applications completed after April 30 but before June 30 may sometimes be considered if space is available.
Program Prerequisites
The Financial Mathematics program leads to a graduate degree in mathematics and requires
an undergraduate background in mathematics courses equivalent to those included in a mathematics major. Applicants should have experience with proofbased mathematics courses at the advanced undergraduate level, and with using computers to solve mathematical problems.
Also, please consult the
FSU Math Graduate Program page for further information about graduate study at FSU.
Frequently asked questions
Admissions


Should I apply for the MS or PhD? 
The MS degree is a twoyear coursework degree aimed at professional preparation for the quant world. Students considering the PhD degree need a stronger mathematical background and a greater degree of independence. The PhD usually takes 5 or 6 years to complete, and PhD students normally earn the MS degree after the first two years. 
When can I begin the program? 
All MS and PhD students are admitted for Fall term only. The Fall term normally begins the last week of August. (New graduate students arrive a week earlier for orientation and advising.) 
How much does it cost to study at FSU? Do you give any financial aid? 
Visit the Financial Aid page to learn about financial aid and the FSU tuition page for cost of registration at FSU.
Currently, PhD students making timely progess toward the degree are supported with a Departmental Teaching Assistantship or University Fellowship that includes a stipend and most tuition. MS students are normally selffunded, but in some years the Department has a few tuition waivers available. 
If I am admitted for the MS degree only, can I switch to the PhD? 
If you were admitted as an MS student, but wish to pursue the PhD, you may elect the first year PhD qualifier courses, and if successful apply after one year to transfer to the PhD program. Transfers to the PhD program are competitive and not guaranteed. See the Director for more information. 