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 computer science, 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 a career in actuarial science.
Graduate Admission Requirements
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
- One set of transcripts.
- If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
- If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certiﬁcates, diplomas, and degrees plus certiﬁed English translations.
* Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certiﬁed records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certiﬁed copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.
- If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
- Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.
Major Admission Requirements
- Test scores: GMAT or GRE
- Personal Statement: A brief statement discussing your interest in actuarial science.
- Resume/CV: Other Upload: If you have passed any of the Society of Actuaries examinations, submit proof by uploading your SOA transcript(s).
Priority Consideration: March 1 for Fall. September 1 for Spring
Domestic Applicants: July 1 for Fall. November 1 for Spring
International applicants: March 1 for Fall. September 1 for Spring
NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed
* Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.