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The Master of Science in Computational Finance is a joint-degree program of the College of Computing and Digital Media and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business that combines financial course work with computer programming.  The 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.  The MS in Computational Finance is for the student who has earned a bachelor’s degree, or who has earned or is earning an MBA.


Taught by faculty members with both industry and academic expertise, this degree will help you to 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.

Career Outlook

This unique program will prepare you for a career in finance, specifically in portfolio management, risk management and financial engineering. 

​STEM Designation 

DePaul’s Master of Science in Computational Finance is a Department of Homeland Security STEM-designated program.  STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.  International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training​ (OPT).  OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. To find out more, contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at or (312) 362-8810.

Introductory Requirements 16 hours
​Degree Requirements ​52 hours
  Total hours required   52-68 hours