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
CFRM maintains a Google Photo Album where we share pictures from Professional Photo Day, career events, social activities, graduation and more. You can view the photos here
Registration can be initiated via your MyUW homepage. When registering for classes, you’ll want to use the PCE Time Schedule
and make sure to enroll in the correct section (course sections should be marked to indicate campus or online). You can refer to the UW Academic Calendar
for registration dates, as well as drop and payment/refund deadlines.
Questions about account balances and financial aid disbursements should be directed to PCE Registration Services (email@example.com; 206.543.2310).
Your UW NetID is your official University of Washington computing account. It provides you with an email forwarding alias and becomes your user ID and password combination for UW services. These services include your Canvas course website, access to lecture videos, UW library resources, and other tools.
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.
Current campus MS students should refer to CFRM 101
materials for schedules and additional activities. Access is restricted to your UW NetID and will be available starting at orientation. Online students have access to CFRM 102.
Canvas is the “virtual classroom”–a website dedicated to your course, available from https://canvas.uw.edu
. All essential information will be found there, including links to lectures, the course syllabus, assignments and file submissions, discussion forums, and contact information for your instructor and TA.
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.
Most CFRM courses are delivered using the Panopto lecture capture platform. You will be able to watch a live webcast of class or view a streaming version on demand immediately following the end of class, and the video link will be available in the Canvas classroom. Most videos are also downloadable for offline viewing but you must wait at least four hours after the end of class before attempting to do so
. Trying to download lectures early may corrupt the download link for yourself and for other students.
More information is available from UW-IT. You can troubleshoot viewing issues if you have problems accessing Panopto lectures.
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
At all times, master’s students need to make satisfactory progress towards finishing their degree. Satisfactory progress in course work is based on grades. Students are expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.2/4.0 or better.
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
Our on-campus Master’s students are expected to register for a full course load, typically 3 numerically graded courses totaling approximately 10 or more credits, enabling graduation in 15 months.
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.