Actuarial Science, M.Sc. | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Lincoln, United States
12 months
996 USD/credit 29880 USD/year
996 USD/credit 29880 USD/year
341 USD/credit 10230 USD/year
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As an actuary, you find ways to manage risk and its financial consequences through strong analytical skills and knowledge in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. The Actuarial Science Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln prepares you to be a key player in companies who deal with risk including insurance companies, hospitals, banks and more.


About The Degree

The 30-credit-hour Actuarial Science program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is expected to take two years for students admitted with deficiencies and 21 months for those without. Although no thesis is required, you’ll complete a minor of your choice.

The non-thesis route (Option II) is required because you will find the additional coursework more valuable than a thesis, especially with regards to the Society of Actuaries exams.

Open to students with a variety of degrees, admission is either conditional or full. Full standing requires a strong academic background and passing scores on two professional examinations.

Programme Structure


  • Interest Theory
  • Life Contingencies
  • Risk Theory
  • Life and Health Insurance 
  • Social Insurance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts and/or mark sheets showing the grades earned in each course
  • A diploma or certificate of graduation. (Not required if the transcript includes the name of the degree and the date it was conferred.)
  • The Diploma Supplement, if the degree is Bologna-compliant

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 341 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

926 - 1371 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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