May 25, 2022
The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Professional Science (M.S.) with six concentrations: Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.
The concentration in Actuarial Sciences offers preparation, basic knowledge, and professional skills to work as an actuary and to pass actuarial professional examinations.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences requires
- an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a course in Multivariate Calculus (MATH 3110 or the equivalent) with a grade of C (2.00) or better and a course in Linear Algebra (MATH 2010 or equivalent) with a grade of C (2.00) or better;
- basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases;
- appropriate undergraduate preparation for advanced study of actuarial sciences.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
- submit three letters of reference;
- submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report. A composite GRE score of 286 (current scale) or 900 (former scale) is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.
Once admitted to the program, each candidate must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit (see specifics in Curriculum section below).
Curriculum: Professional Science, Actuarial Sciences
Candidate must complete 36 hours in the following course of study:
Concentration Courses (21 hours)
Required Courses (9 hours)
Four courses from the following (12 hours):
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.