Students are admitted into any one of the three Master's programs in CF via each department's standard application procedures, and according to its standard graduate admissions criteria. Please visit the application web pages for these departments for more information. Students in the Computational Finance Program come from a variety of technical undergraduate backgrounds, and have an excellent mathematical foundation. Many also have computational or industrial work experience, but this is not required.

An average entering student will have the prerequisites for admission into one of the three CF-MS-granting departments' graduate programs, and will complete the program in two to three years, depending on mathematical maturity and knowledge of finance.