University of Texas at Austin

24 months
18162 USD/year
18162 USD/year
9216 USD/year
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Graduate study in mathematics is offered in the areas of algebra, number theory, analysis, topology, geometry, applied mathematics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis, network and information theory, and actuarial mathematics.


The job of actuary has been ranked in every edition of the Wall Street Journal's Jobs Rated Almanac as a top three profession (out of 200) in the United States.  In the 2015 edition, actuary was ranked the number one career.  See  When ranking professions, the Almanac considers factors such as salary, hiring outlook, stress, and work environment.  So who is an actuary?  Actuaries use mathematical skills to define, analyze and solve business problems involving the cost of possible future events.  Actuaries are employed by insurance companies, financial institutions, consulting firms, industrial corporations, government agencies, universities, accounting firms and labor unions.  Actuarial work includes: projecting how a new auto-safety law will change insurance claims; investigating how life-insurance reserves and future premiums might balance future claims; estimating the benefit cost of a labor contract; analyzing investment risks; or projecting financial costs of an epidemic.  For example, actuaries determine how much you should pay for auto insurance based upon your driving record and habits, location, age, automobile type, and etcetera.  In the near future, actuaries will need to determine how autonomous vehicles are insured and consider emerging risks (e.g. hacking of software). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4608 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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