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2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
2017-18 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science, Actuarial Sciences Concentration, M.S.

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Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 494-7618
For more information about the Actuarial Sciences concentration, contact:
Don Hong, Program Coordinator
Actuarial Sciences Concentration
(615) 904-8339
Carey Snowden, Graduate Coordinator
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 904-8581
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 Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences requires

  1. 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;
  2. basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases;
  3. appropriate undergraduate preparation for advanced study of actuarial sciences.

Application Procedure

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at;
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
  3. submit three letters of reference to (or mail to College of Graduate Studies);
  4. 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.

Degree Requirements

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)

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. 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.

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