Actuaries are in demand because they are experts in assessing and managing risk. The actuarial curriculum at Illinois will prepare you for a rewarding career in the financial services industry or a related field.
The Actuarial Science Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, housed in the Department of Mathematics, curriculum reflects the interdisciplinary nature of actuarial science, allowing students to receive not only essential actuarial training, but also to take a variety of courses in mathematics, statistics, economics, finance and computer science.
We have been named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), one of a few such programs in the U.S. to be so recognized. The designation is earned by meeting stringent requirements and qualifications regarding quality of degree program and curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty composition, connections to industry, and research/scholarship.
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has also selected the University of Illinois as an inaugural winner of the prestigious University Award, recognizing its exemplary work in preparing students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry.
Tradition And Strengths
The Department of Mathematics at Illinois has a rich history of being home to many world-renowned founding fathers of modern probability theory. The probability theory has given rise to revolutionizing development in finance and actuarial science. Built on such a strong tradition, the Illinois Actuarial Science Program is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous training on probability modeling.
Our program also works closely with the Department of Statistics to offer training on statistics and data analytics. It is one of very few actuarial programs in the world that provides comprehensive training on both casualty actuarial science, which has been traditionally statistics focused, and life insurance mathematics, which concentrates on probabilistic applications.
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- Theory of Interest
- Introduction to Actuarial Research
- Actuarial Problem Solving
- Actuarial Internship
- Actuarial Statistics
- 48 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Actuarial Science View 1749 other Masters in Mathematics in United States
- High school transcript
- Test score results (ACT, SAT)
- Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
- To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.
International30594 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30594 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National29704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29704 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State12254 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12254 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
LAS International Rate: $32,094
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