MS in Financial Engineering

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A cutting-edge, 36 credit-hour program.

Program Overview

  • Full-time, 36 credits
  • Synchronous Online or On Campus
  • STEM-Designated
  • 1-2 Year Degree Completion
  • Classes Start in Spring and Fall

The Lehigh MS in Financial Engineering (MFE) program is a cutting-edge program designed to provide a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis tools using key concepts from financial theory, applied mathematics, and engineering. With these building blocks, graduates will become instrumental in the creation of innovative solutions for real financial problems, using state of the art analytical techniques and computing technology. 

Online or On Campus

The MS in Financial Engineering program can be completed completely online* or in person. All courses offered to online or in-person students are synchronous and mostly held during the day with occasional evening classes.

*Online option is only available for domestic applicants. Online students are not able to pursue degree tracks. View curriculum page for more information.

Degree Completion

This challenging program is normally completed in two years. The program can be completed in less than two years with approval from a Program Director after a transcript review to determine if the previous coursework taken prior to Lehigh University aligns with a shorter degree completion timeline for the program. Lehigh University undergraduates accepted to the 4+1 Masters in Financial Engineering program have a pathway to complete the graduate degree in one year. 

Career Opportunities

The curriculum is designed for quantitative career opportunities in portfolio management, trading, risk management, and data science.

How does the program assist in job placement? 
You will participate in a weekly professional development course, where you'll learn networking and job search strategies. You will have access to MFE alumni, who will share insights from their career journeys. Additionally, mock interviews with a career advisor and quant interview preparation sessions are available. You will also have networking opportunities through various trips to Philadelphia, New York City, and Lehigh's annual quant conference.


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Watch, Listen, and Learn about the MFE Program

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MFE YouTube Channel

Follow the MS in Financial Engineering YouTube channel for an inside look into the program.

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MFE podcast

The Quant/Financial Engineering Podcast

This podcast, hosted by Program Manager Patrick Zoro, aims to capture the latest trends in Data, Finance, and Risk Management.

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Sponsored Student Projects

Learn more about student projects that are sponsored by corporations and Lehigh alumni.

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Additional Information

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Professional Development

Lehigh's personalized Professional Development Program is designed to build your personal brand and help set your career goals.

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Accelerated 4+1 Program

This 4+1 program provides Lehigh undergraduate students with a clear path to fulfilling master’s degree requirements in a one-year post-baccalaureate program.

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