As a current graduate student in the Computational Finance and Risk Management program, you will find the following resources useful during your time at the University of Washington.
- AMATH Department Intranet – Computer Lab, Printing, Lewis Hall Room Reservations, Department Directory
- Housing & Food Services (HFS)
- UW Graduate School – Master’s Student Resources, Policies, and Requirements
- International Student Services (ISS)
- Physical Health (Hall Health Center)
- Mental Health – Student Life
Most technology issues can be resolved by contacting UW-IT at 206.221.5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an unresolved technology problem that is interfering with your ability to complete an assignment, contact your TA or course instructor promptly for alternative arrangements.
Questions about account balances and financial aid disbursements should be directed to Continuum College (PCE) Registration Services (email@example.com; 206.543.2310).
New students are eligible to create a NetID upon accepting your admissions offer. The NetID creation process can take several days to complete and activate, so do not delay in establishing a NetID. The Graduate School will provide information on establishing your NetID and supply your personal access code (PAC), needed to complete that process.
CFRM 101 & 102
Access to the course Canvas site is limited to registered students via their UW NetID. It can take several days for you to gain access to Canvas once registered, so it is important that you register at least one week (for new students, two weeks) before the start of each quarter.
Support for Panopto problems is provided via UW-IT. Available 24/7, you can contact UW-IT via the methods listed here.
Satisfactory Performance and Progress
The Graduate School rules regarding satisfactory progress are detailed in Graduate School Memorandum No. 16. The Department of Applied Mathematics follows these recommended guidelines of the Graduate School including an initial warning, followed by a maximum of three quarters of probation and one quarter of final probation, then ultimately being dropped from the program.
Expected Academic Workload
The online Master’s program allows students to enroll part-time or full-time. Part-time students will be able to finish the degree requirements in three years, on average, when taking one course each quarter.
Students who do not intend to register for a quarter must seek approved academic leave in order to maintain a student status. Students who do not maintain active student status through course registration or an approved leave request need to request reinstatement to rejoin the MS program. Reinstatement is at the discretion of the CFRM program. Students approved for reinstatement are required to follow degree requirements active at time of reinstatement, which could be different from requirements in place at time of initial admittance. Please contact the CFRM Graduate Program Advisor regarding the potential impact on completed and remaining credits.
Independent Study (CFRM 600)
As a major research institution, the University of Washington values enhancing a student’s overall education with opportunities to participate in research.
Independent study (CFRM 600) is not designed to earn easy credit. Rather, these studies are designed for high-performing students who are interested in continuing their education in a PhD program, but aren’t interested in completing a thesis. Due to program commitments during a student’s first quarter, independent study credit is not available until at least one academic quarter has been completed.
Options for independent study may include:
- An independent research topic initiated by the student, under the supervision of a CFRM faculty member
- The topic should be academically related to the CFRM program, and should be an extension of CFRM coursework beyond what is taught in the classroom
- Original work is expected, and should be an advanced topic that is not offered in an existing UW course
- Learning a programming language, or a remedial topic, is not acceptable
- Faculty research assistance (note: do not contact faculty with an offer to assist with their research unless they have specifically asked for assistance.)
Independent Study Policies:
- Faculty consider each request individually and are under no obligation to offer an independent study option to any student.
- Independent study requests must be submitted no later than 3 weeks before the start of the quarter for consideration.
- Only 1 independent study credit (CFRM 600) may be approved per quarter. A new request must be submitted for each quarter of independent study.
- Up to 4 independent study credits can be used towards the minimum 42 credits required to graduate.
- CR/NC (Credit/No Credit) grading is standard for independent study credits.
To request independent study credit for an upcoming quarter:
1. Review the options and policies outlined above.
2. Submit the Independent Study Request form at least 3 weeks before the start of the quarter.
3. Your request will be forwarded to the faculty member you are requesting to work with.
4. If approved, we will follow up with registration information for CFRM 600.
- Register for CFRM 600.
- Consult with your supervising faculty member throughout the quarter.
- At the end of the quarter, submit a final report to the faculty member and firstname.lastname@example.org.