Which Schools Offer Courses in Actuary Science Online?

Learn about the education requirements for actuaries. Find out about two schools that offer online graduate actuarial science courses and degree and certificate programs. Schools offering Risk Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Essential Information

Actuaries use sophisticated calculations to determine financial risk and how to minimize that risk. Actuaries typically must complete a bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or actuarial science. While many schools offer online undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics that could be applied to a bachelor's degree program in actuarial science, actual online actuarial science courses are typically only found at the graduate level. Online actuary courses and programs are generally designed to prepare you for professional actuarial certification exams.

Schools Offering Online Actuarial Science Courses

Columbia University in New York City

Through Columbia University's School of Continuing Education, you can take online courses to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Actuarial Science or an Actuarial Science Certificate. The certificate program is designed to be completed entirely online, and the MS program can be completed online or through a blended format. Core online courses in both programs include the following:

  • Probability
  • Statistical inference
  • Stochastic processes for actuarial models
  • Linear regression
  • Actuarial methods and models
  • Health and life insurance plans

University of Washington in Seattle

The University of Washington's Department of Applied Mathematics offers a 4-course online certificate program in actuarial science. The program is designed to prepare you for actuarial certification exams and for work in the field. Online course topics included in the program are:

  • Derivatives
  • Actuarial models
  • Investment science
  • Models for life contingencies

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