The objective of the master of science in actuarial science degree program is to educate future actuarial industry leaders in actuarial theory and methods in a wide spectrum of applications involving probabilistic and statistical models. All students will be prepared to take five actuarial preliminary exams and will take two advanced actuarial classes to prepare for professional accreditation. Furthermore, students who did not take classes required for Validation of Educational Experience credits in statistics, finance and economics will have such opportunity. With this combined knowledge of mathematics — particularly of probability, statistics and decision theory — and financial mathematics and insurance, the expected passing of five actuarial exams and the three required VEE credits, graduates will be able to work as senior actuaries in insurance, consulting, finance, government and emerging markets.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Program: Actuarial Science
Catalog page: MS
Test score required: Yes
GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Resume required: Yes
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Dr. Ron Dearing
Office: FO 2.410A
Website - www.utdallas.edu/~rdd140030
Professionals in insurance industry, government, consulting, financial or accounting firms
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.