2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Actuarial Science

30-33 credits

The master’s program in actuarial science provides training for careers that involve analyzing and solving financial, business, and social problems related to economic risk. The program includes course work that prepares students for the professional examinations given by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Students taking THES 698 are expected to make an oral presentation on their thesis topic, at the discretion of the committee.

Degree requirements

Financial Mathematics, 3-4 credits

MATH 651Mathematics of Finance

4

Total Credit Hours:3-4

(Program advisor will approve 3-4 credit substitution in financial mathematics for students who have passed Exam FM.)

MATH 652Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 1

4

MATH 653Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics 2

4

Probability, 3-4 credits

MATH 620Probability and Random Variables

4

Total Credit Hours:3-4

(Program advisor will approve 600-level 3-4 credit substitution in probability/statistics for students who have passed Exam P.)

MATH 557Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics 1

4

MATH 621Theory of Statistics

4

MATH 692Actuarial Science Exit Survey

0

3-8 credits from

MATH 559Investment and Financial Markets

4

MATH 624Introduction to Statistical Learning

3

MATH 627Generalized Linear Models with Applications

3

MATH 628Computational Methods in Statistics

3

MATH 629Introductory Survival Analysis

3

MATH 654Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics 2

3

MATH 655Topics in Actuarial Science

1 TO 4

MATH 656Bayesian Methods and Linear Mixed Models

4

Total Credit Hours:3-8

More credits from this list will be required if courses are waived due to undergraduate or actuarial exam credit.

Research component, 3-6 credits from

MATH 659Research Seminar in Actuarial Science

3

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Total Credit Hours:3-6

Total Credit Hours: 30-33