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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
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International course fees
USD 84456 per total

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About Actuarial Science at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Join a distinguished community of actuarial leaders.

The Master of Science in Actuarial Science program at Columbia University is internationally renowned for its breakthrough curriculum and esteemed faculty. The program equips students with the tools, skills, and knowledge to excel in today's rapidly evolving actuarial and related workplaces, with a course of study designed to anticipate and exceed industry needs. Students are prepared to assume leadership positions and meet ever expanding opportunities. Columbia's location in New York City, the financial and actuarial capital of the world, allows students access to the world's foremost practitioners and leaders.

The program's academic rigor greatly benefits from partners and advisors in the Actuarial Science Academic Committee (ASAC). ASAC members are professors across Columbia University's Statistics Department, the Engineering School, and the School of Professional Studies. ASAC steers the program's academic affairs, including curriculum and faculty recruitment.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesUSD 84456 per total

Entry requirements

U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent - If your post-secondary credentials are from an institution outside the United States, the Office of Admissions requires you to submit all post-secondary credentials (undergraduate and graduate) to World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. The Office of Admissions will use the credential evaluation provided by WES to determine if your undergraduate degree is the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

Students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English - Please review the English language proficiency details under the Application Requirements section to determine if proof of English language proficiency is required. Applicants who are required to provide test scores must submit a current TOEFL iBT or IELTS score report and have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or receive a 7.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and analysis.

Most successful applicants have knowledge of elementary economics (ECON W1105), linear algebra (MATH V2010), and multivariate calculus (MATH V1202).

Most successful applicants have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.

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