Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
Contacts for Actuarial Science
On the Web
Professor Colin Ramsay
For questions regarding the program:
For questions regarding the admission process:
CBA Graduate Advising Office
Lincoln NE 68588-0490
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Actuarial Science in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GMAT
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of goals and objectives
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Any SOA exams passed
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Actuarial Science
|For Priority Consideration||Fall: February 1 Spring: September 1|
|Otherwise||Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.|
The actuarial science program provides opportunities for students seeking employment in the areas of life insurance, pensions, and property or casualty insurance. The program has produced actuaries in the United States, Canada, and over a dozen other countries.
The program is available for students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics as well as a solid mathematical preparation, including calculus and mathematical statistics. Many successful students, however, have backgrounds in education or in other non-mathematical fields.
The degree requires a minimum of 36 hours without a thesis. At least nine hours must be in a minor area such as insurance, finance, statistics, or economics. Students are encouraged to take as many classes as possible in finance and insurance and to join the Actuarial Science Club. The club provides students with a better understanding of the actuarial profession, assists in preparing for the professional actuarial examinations, and fosters close relationships among students in the common pursuit of an career in actuarial science.
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