Master of Science in Actuarial Science Online

Understand the multidisciplinary nature of actuarial science, develop a holistic perspective of risk management, and be on track to earn your associateship designation. 

Professor Rick Gorvett collaborates with students in the AIC.

AT A GLANCE

Location and Start Terms:

  • Online, asynchronous program
  • ​​​​​​​5 different start terms

Duration:

  • 12–24 months
  • 10-week courses

Commitment:

Program Level: Graduate

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences

Our Value

Hear From Our Faculty

headshot of Rick Gorvett

“Our MSAS curriculum has been designed with two things in mind: the subject matter on advanced professional actuarial exams at the associateship level, and the skills and knowledge necessary for long-term career success. The actuarial profession continues to evolve, and both the actuarial exams and our curriculum reflect that evolution and anticipate its future direction.”

Rick Gorvett, Ph.D., FCAS, MAAA, CERA
Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair
Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society

Why earn your MSAS at Bryant?

  • Study on your schedule. Bryant offers one of the nation’s only online, asynchronous graduate programs in actuarial science. With five different start terms and 10-week courses, this program is perfect for working professionals. Earn your degree in as little as one year or move at a part-time pace — whatever works best for you.     
  • Network with accredited faculty. Bryant has four certified actuaries on its faculty, including a Fellow with the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Associates of both the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the CAS. You’ll receive dedicated career support and mentorship from industry leaders and benefit from their professional networks.   
  • Learn from our specialized curriculum. You’ll be on track to earn your associateship designation from the CAS or SOA, whether you have a background in actuarial science or not. Bryant’s foundational curriculum is specifically designed for exam preparation and career advancement. You’ll also complete a course in Scientific and Technical Communication, a differentiator in the curriculum that prepares you for the real-world need of communicating technical information to a broader audience.   
  • The Bryant difference. There’s a reason Bryant consistently ranks in the top 1 percent for ROI — we are committed to your success. Whether you want a personalized learning experience, need extra assistance for actuary exams, or are looking for connections with our extensive faculty and alumni network, Bryant supports you every step of the way. 

Be in Demand

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, actuarial positions are projected to grow 21 percent in the next decade, with a median annual wage of $105,900. Job titles include:

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Financial Analyst
  • Predictive Modeler 

About This Program