Master of Science in Financial Engineering

The Master of Science in Financial Engineering program (available both on-campus and online via DEN@Viterbi) trains graduate students with Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics backgrounds to apply mathematical and engineering tools to finance.

The MS in Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary education program that involves the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics).

Using tools from finance and economics, engineering, applied mathematics and statistics, the Master of Science in Financial Engineering addresses problems unique to certain industries including: investment and commercial banks, trading companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, corporate risk managers, and regulatory agencies.

Such problems include derivative securities valuation, strategic planning and dynamic investment strategies and risk management.

Related Programs

In addition, the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is home to the following graduate program concentrations:

  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • MS in EE-Computer Architecture (On-campus only)
  • MS in EE-Computer Networks
  • MS in EE-Electric Power
  • MS in ECE-Machine Learning and Data Science (On-campus only)
  • MS in ECE-Quantum Information Science (On-campus only)
  • MS in EE-VLSI Design
  • MS in EE-Wireless Health Technology (On-campus only)
  • MS in EE-Wireless Networks (On-campus only)
  • Dual Degree: MS in Electrical Engineering/MS in Engineering Management

For a complete list of graduate programs offered online in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, please visit the DEN@Viterbi Program Offerings.

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

  • Information Technology
  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Risk Management
  • Investment
  • Insurance and Trading Companies
  • Regulatory Agencies

Earn your Master of Science in Financial Engineering online via DEN@Viterbi. Request information now.

Same Faculty. Same Program. Same Degree.

DEN@Viterbi strives to meet the needs of engineering professionals, providing the opportunity to advance your education while maintaining your career and other commitments. By breaking down geographical and scheduling barriers, DEN@Viterbi allows you to take your classes anytime and anywhere.

DEN@Viterbi students undergo the same academic requirements, curriculum, and must adhere to the same academic standards as on-campus students; therefore, your diploma is ultimately issued by the University of Southern California. There is no difference between remote students and on-campus students.