School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Master of Science in Actuarial Science Program
36 semester credit hours minimum
The objective of the program is to educate future leaders of the actuarial industry with training in actuarial theory and methods in a wide spectrum of actuarial 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 VEE (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 together with knowledge of financial mathematics and insurance, the expected passing of five actuarial exams, and the three required VEE credits, graduates of the program will be able to work as senior actuaries in insurance, consulting, finance, government, and emerging markets.
Professors: Larry P. Ammann, Michael I. Baron, Sam Efromovich, Robert Serfling
Associate Professor: Pankaj K. Choudhary
Clinical Professor: Ronald D. Dearing
Clinical Associate Professor: Natalia Humphreys
The Master of Science in Actuarial Science (AS) Program at the University of Texas at Dallas is administered through the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The University's general degree requirements are discussed on the Graduate Policies and Procedures page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2013/graduate/policies/policy).
The minimal total required number of classes for graduation is 36 semester credit hours. Among them, 27 semester credit hours of required courses and 9 semester credit hours of electives.
Required Courses: 27 semester credit hours
Prescribed Elective Courses: 9 semester credit hours
For the prescribed elective courses student chooses three of the following:
Preparation for Actuarial Exams
These classes prepare for the three preliminary actuarial examinations jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA):
Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) Credits
- Exam 1/P
- Exam 3L/MLC, Part I
- Exam 3F/MFE
- Exam 3L/MLC, Part II
- Exam 4/C, Part I
- Exam 4/C, Part II
- Exam 5/FAP
- Exam 2/FM
- VEE, Applied Statistical Methods
- VEE, Corporate Finance
- VEE, Economics