Actuarial Science
Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Use your strong math and analytical skills to help companies make financial decisions. Actuaries are in-demand, certified professionals who use data to assess financial risk. In just one year, our graduate certificate in actuarial science will have you ready to launch your career as an actuary.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 1 year as a full-time student

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

This program trains you for a career as an actuary in the private or public sector. The curriculum includes advanced mathematics, statistics and economics.

You’ll learn from faculty members with expertise in:

  • Actuarial and risk analysis.
  • Bayesian techniques and applications.
  • Data mining and applications.
  • Distributions and applications.
  • Measurement errors.
  • Spatial data analysis and statistical modeling.

Program Highlights

This year-long graduate certificate program:

  • Prepares you for the Society of Actuaries professional exams (Exam P, Exam FM, Exam MLC) and includes at least two actuarial exam preparation courses. You should be able to pass at least P and FM upon completion of the program.
  • Offers courses for the SOA-required Validation by Educational Experience credit.
  • Our international risk management fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma, assists in networking, leadership skills and meeting industry professionals who can mentor you in your career goals.

Careers & Outcomes

Actuaries are highly specialized and sought after across multiple industries, especially insurance. The required risk management skills also make you an appealing candidate for other high-paying jobs.

Career Projected Salary
Actuary $113,990
Risk Manager $131,710
Business Analyst (General) $93,000
Director of Risk Management $105,302
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