Actuarial Science (MS)
The MS in Statistics with a Subtrack in Actuarial Science is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The degree is available with or without a thesis.
Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).
Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.
Decisions for Graduate Financial Support are typically made by April 15 for the upcoming academic year, so applications from students requesting financial support should reach us by February 15.
- Fall Semester—July 15 (April 15 for international students)
- Spring Semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students)
- Summer Session—April 15 (March 1 for international students)
For this degree program, you will need to send some application materials to your academic department and some to the Office of Admissions, which handles Graduate College applications. To save on mailing costs, send all materials—aside from test scores that must be reported by the testing agency— to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Mark which materials are for Admissions; the statistics department will forward those materials.
Materials to send to the department:
- Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- A Departmental Application
- International students required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements should send the department a copy of their score report.
Materials to send to Admissions:
- A second set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
- Your official GRE General Test scores from the Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681)
- International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement (PDF).
If you Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may Download and Print an Application (PDF) and pay the fee by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa."