Degree Requirements

Current MS Requirements

The Master’s degree requires a minimum of 42 credits:

  • 26 credits of mandatory coursework
  • 16 credits of elective coursework

Course descriptions are available here.

Admitted students should review the UW Time Schedule for upcoming scheduled offerings. For prospective students, please review our standard course schedule.


Please note: effective the 2017-2018 academic year, required courses in the CFRM degree program were changed.  Students who began their coursework prior to Summer 2017 are grandfathered into program requirements at the time of their acceptance, but may elect to follow current MS requirements after discussing with their academic advisor.

Review the course equivalency chart if you’ve taken courses prior to Autumn 2017.

2016 MS Requirements