Master of Science in Actuarial Science Online

Understand the multi-disciplinary nature of actuarial science, develop a holistic perspective of risk management, and be on track to earn your Associateship designation.

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Program Overview

Now Enrolling for Fall 2023!* 

Program Overview

Through Bryant's Master of Science in Actuarial Science, you'll become a risk management expert and gain foundational knowledge of how mathematics, statistics, probability theory, economics, data science, communication, and other disciplines play a role in actuarial science. Matriculation through the program will put you on track to earn your Associateship designation (ASA or ACAS), while preparing you for actuary exams that serve as the basis for actuarial credentials, maximizing earning potential and career opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projects a 21% growth in actuary occupations, 29% growth in mathematical science occupations, and 11.74% growth in financial manager occupations by the end of this decade, meaning there will be rapidly increasing need for actuary professionals in the data-driven economy of the future. 

As a Bryant MSAS graduate, you'll be an ideal candidate for organizations in the insurance and healthcare industries, among others, seeking professionals who can specialize in enterprise risk management, meaning you'll be well-prepared to adjust business or investment strategies across an entire operation. You'll also be able to help health insurance companies evaluate the impact of changing healthcare regulations and guidelines, expand into new insurance markets, and offer new products to customers. 

*Pending NECHE approval in March

Why earn your MSAS at Bryant?

Exclusivity - Bryant offers one of the country's only online, asynchronous graduate Actuarial Science programs.

Flexibility - With five start terms, you can begin the program at your convenience.

Efficiency - Courses are offered in a 10-week format, so you can study part or full-time, earning your degree in as little as one year.

Interdisciplinary - Advanced enough for undergraduate actuarial science students, but foundational enough for students with degrees in other disciplines.

Networking - Become part of Bryant's extensive alumni network of 50,000+ graduates across the world.

  • Fall 2023: Start Date - August 5, Application Deadline is TBD

There will also be program start dates in Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024, but those dates and application deadlines are TBD.

The MS Actuarial Science program is ideal for early-to-mid-career professionals striving to earn their Associateship designation. Those with a background in actuarial science, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, accounting, or any other quantitative field are encouraged to apply. In addition to staying on track for your Associateship, the MSAS general track is a great fit for students hoping to become life, pension, or property-casualty actuaries.

Students can apply for government-sponsored and private education loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information, please visit studentaid.gov. In addition, Bryant University accepts payments directly from a number of employers who have tuition assistance programs. In other cases, students may be eligible for reimbursement of educational expenses. For more information, contact the Graduate Programs Office, graduateprograms@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6230.

An international applicant is defined as any person that requires a student visa to study in the United States. International applicants are eligible to apply to any graduate program, provided they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or leaving examinations from the country in which the degree was earned. International applicants must complete all program-specific application requirements as well as all additional international application requirements outlined below.

English Proficiency

All applicants whose primary language is not English (or for whom English is not one of their primary languages) are required to submit proof of satisfactory English proficiency. Exceptions will be made if the applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution within the U.S., or if the language of instruction for an earned undergraduate or graduate degree was entirely in English. At this time, the only acceptable forms of proof for English proficiency are the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test, with minimum score requirements listed below.

  • TOEFL iBT: 85
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

An official score report must be sent directly from the examination organization to the Graduate Programs Office at Bryant University (TOEFL School Code: 3095).

In accordance with the RI Council on Postsecondary Education and the NC-SARA manual, Bryant provides information regarding SARA (which can be found here: http://www.nc-sara.org/about).

Forms: NC-SARA ComplaintProcedure.pdf and RI-CPE_ComplaintProcedure.pdf

Highlights

Format

Bryant offers the only online, asynchronous actuarial science graduate program in the nation.

Flexibility

Choose from five different annual start dates, and elect to study full-time or part-time.

Preparedness

Bryant's MSAS puts students on track to earn their Associateship (ASA or ACAS) while preparing for the necessary exams to be properly credentialed.

Tuition

2023-2024 Academic Year*

$2,925 per 3-credit course ($975 per credit)

* Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.