You have an option to take a wide range of courses in statistics, actuarial science, data analysis, as well as computer science. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong training in quantitative and statistical reasoning as well as skills using statistical software including R and SAS. The program is flexible enough to allow students to concentrate courses in either actuarial science or statistics, and can provide a combination of course in Statistics and Computer Science for those interested in the field of Data Science.Into Data-Driven World
Through the Actuarial Science and Statistics program at the University of Central Missouri, students will be prepared to expand their knowledge in mathematics, statistics, actuarial modeling, finance and economics. Students have access to a modern computer laboratory, equipped with a wide range of statistical software.
To pursue the actuarial career, you will study interrelated subjects, including probability, statistics, mathematics of investment and finances, economics, and computer science. The majority of actuaries work for insurance companies, but there are also positions in government, consulting, and corporations.
To earn an actuarial credential, you must complete a series of actuarial examinations, e-Learning components and other requirements through an actuarial membership organization such as the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).
Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics Option will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Communicate actuarial/statistical ideas clearly and coherently.
- Develop analytical skills to solve complex problems in actuarial/statistical fields.
- Select appropriate software packages to solve real world problems in actuarial/statistical principles.
- Probability Models
- Mathematical Statistics
- Regression Analysis
- SAS Programing for Statistical Analysis
- Statistical Modeling
- Multivariate Statistical Analysis
- Principles of Data Mining
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics Statistics View 563 other Masters in Mathematics in United States
To be accepted into this program, a student must have an undergraduate major in mathematics, or coursework equivalent to a UCM major in mathematics, actuarial science or statistics with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in upper-level mathematics, actuarial science, or statistics courses. A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the School of Computer Science and Mathematics for possible acceptance on a conditional basis.
International597 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 597 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National299 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
Blended (Hybrid): 349$/credit
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.