Following are the top leading universities for financial mathematics programs:

Florida State University - The Financial Mathematics program at FSU offers studies leading to master’s (M.S.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Mathematics with a focus on computational and mathematical aspects of finance and economics. The MS degree, earned as a terminal degree or en route to the PhD, carries the Professional Science Master's designation.

University of Minnesota - The Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program offers a range of courses, from theoretical to practical, including mathematical courses on stochastic processes, statistics and numerical analysis, as well as a course taught by practitioners which offers direct experience with the software tools used in quantitative finance.

University of Connecticut - The University's Professional Master's in Applied Financial Mathematics prepares individuals for work in an analytic capacity across a wide spectrum of the financial service industry including investment banks, hedge funds, consulting firms, investment firms, insurance companies, commercial banks, brokerage houses and other corporations.

The University of Western Australia - The Master of Financial Mathematics provides graduates with quantitative skills at the cutting edge of modern financial mathematics and financial engineering. It is aimed at those who plan to work for banks, financial institutions, investment funds, and actuarial and insurance companies, or in risk management.

University of Wollongong (Australia) - The Master of Financial Mathematics (MFinMath) provide students with training in quantitative financial analysis and a range of analytical, statistical, computational and modelling skills needed for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of models in the financial sector. All graduates of this program satisfy the education requirements for Senior Associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

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