Sep 21, 2020  
2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MS (53-456) - Actuarial Science and Statistics Option (0017) (30 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]


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.

This program is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics, or related areas. To be accepted into this program, a student must have an undergraduate major in mathematics, or course work equivalent to a Central major in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, 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.

Minimum Graduate Hour Total: 30 Semester Hours


If the required graduate courses have been taken for undergraduate courses at UCM, more courses can be selected from the elective courses to make up the required 24 credit hours.

ACST 6950  may only be used as a program elective for students completing a Thesis.  Students who complete this course and do not complete a Thesis will be required to complete the additional required credit hours to meet the minimum hours requirements.

 

Accelerated Program Notes:


The Accelerated model for this program designed for the BS Actuarial Science and Statistics - Actuarial Science Option. 

Undergraduate UCM students with a major GPA of at least 3.00 may consult with their faculty advisor and complete a school application to declare the accelerated BS/MS in Mathematics - Actuarial Science and Statistics Option. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, student in the accelerated program will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admittance to the Accelerated BS/MS program. Admission into the Accelerated BS/MS program requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Courses that an accelerated student may be eligible to include as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs:

ACST 5315 - Mathematical Statistics (3)  

ACST 5361 - SAS Programming for Statistical Analysis (3)  

ACST 5520 - Life Contingencies I (3)  

ACST 5530 - Statistical Modeling (3)  


The Accelerated model for this program designed for the BS Actuarial Science and Statistics - Statistics Option. 

Undergraduate UCM students with a major GPA of at least 3.00 may consult with their faculty advisor and complete a school application to declare the accelerated BS/MS in Mathematics - Actuarial Science and Statistics Option. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, student in the accelerated program will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admittance to the Accelerated BS/MS program. Admission into the Accelerated BS/MS program requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Courses that an accelerated student may be eligible to include as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs:

ACST 5315 - Mathematical Statistics (3)  

ACST 5323 - Statistical Aspects of Experimental Design (3) 

ACST 5361 - SAS Programming for Statistical Analysis (3) 

ACST 5530 - Statistical Modeling (3)