Actuarial science is the quantitative analysis of risk. In addition to mathematics and statistics courses, students in actuarial science take classes in finance, economics, and computer programming. Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).
We have a first class actuarial science program that has been recognized by
the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence. A dedicated group of experienced faculty is ready to help you achieve your goals. The MS actuarial program is designed to attract quantitatively strong career-changers. Its curriculum is focused on the later preliminary examinations (MFE/3F, MLC, C/4) and all three VEE credits. For more information on the professional development requirements, visit the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society websites. In addition, the students can enhance their background beyond basic requirements by taking additional courses on predictive modeling (e.g., multivariate analysis, computational statistics), finance, or economics.
The Department does not admit MS students in spring due to the difficulty in course arrangement.