UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Science in Actuarial Science

Students are prepared to be future leaders of the actuarial and risk management industries with a rigorous training through specialized courses in actuarial science, probability and statistics, finance, economics and related fields. It is crafted for career changers who intend to pursue fast-track actuarial credentials with no prior actuarial background.

  • Creative and critical thinking; specialized knowledge of actuarial theories, methods, tools and practices; long term actuarial mathematics skills; short term actuarial mathematics skills; investment and financial markets skills.
  • Actuarial Financial Mathematics Skills; programming skills including MATLAB, C/C++, SQL, R; ability to communicate effectively in the workplace, both through oral and written form, and transmit actuarial knowledge in various forms.
  • Ability to work and communicate in groups; ability to network with actuaries in insurance companies, benefits consulting firms, accounting firms and financial institutions; ability to work on intellectual challenges.