Course Requirements

The Master of Arts program in Actuarial Science requires 32-34 credit hours.

Degree Requirements:

MATH 551- Mathematics of Finance (4)
MATH 552 - Mathematics of LIfe Contingencies 1 (4)
MATH 553 - Mathematics of Life Contingencies 2 (4)
MATH 557 - Actuarial Models 1 (4)
MATH 559 - Models in Financial Economics (3)
MATH 620 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 1 (4)
MATH 692 - Actuarial Science Exit Survey (0)

3-8 hours from

FIN 500 - Corporation Finance (3)
MATH 528 - Regression and Time Series Models (3)
MATH 554 - Mathematics of Investments (3)
MATH 558 - Actuarial Models 2 (3)
MATH 621 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 2 (4)
MATH 625 - Probability Theory and Applications (3)
MATH 626 - Probability and Stochastic Process (3)
MATH 627 - Generalized Linear Models with Applications (4)
MATH 628 - Computational Methods in Statistics (4)
MATH 655 - Topics in Actuarial Science (1-4)
MATH 658 - Risk Theory (3)
RMI 570 - Risk Management and Insurance (3)

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

Research Component 3-6 Hours from:

MATH 659 - Research Seminar in Actuarial Science (3)
THES 698 - Thesis (1-6)

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For course descriptions and prerequisites, please see the Mathematical Sciences section of the current Graduate Course Catalog.

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