2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Actuarial Science, B.S. to M.S. (Early Access)

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All Maryville University Actuarial Science students in good standing are eligible for early access to the graduate program in Actuarial Science. This unique option enables the Maryville undergraduate majoring in actuarial science to complete the master’s program in just one additional year. In this accelerated option, four courses (12 credits) taken during the senior year, as part of the undergraduate curriculum, also count toward the master’s degree. Students continue with 24 credits in the fifth year of study to complete the requirements of the master’s degree. Students with 75 undergraduate credits, at least 20 at Maryville University, and GPA 3.25 can apply the early Accelerated Master’s Option. No GRE or TOEFL is required for Maryville students entering the accelerated master’s program.

Students in the Master in Actuarial Science program are also required to pass two Society of Actuary exams to fullfill their degree requirements.

Courses for the Master in Actuarial Science program can be located here.  

General Education Requirements

(48 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature or Foreign Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities electives

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • History or Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives from different subject areas

Natural Science

(1 course)

  • Science elective

General Education Required for Major

(2 courses)

Recommended Business Courses

(6 credits - VEE)

SOA Exam and VEE

The Society of Actuaries has recently implemented changes to its examination structure. For detailed information regarding this redesign, it is recommended to visit the website of the Society of Actuaries.

To attain the designation of Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA), one of the requirements must be fulfilled by completing approved VEE (Validated by Education Experience) courses. As part of the pilot group recognized by the Society of Actuaries, Maryville University offers courses that have been approved by the VEE Administration Committee. These courses cover the necessary topics in Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Mathematical Statistics, meeting the requirements set by the Society of Actuaries.

Course Number and Title
  VEE Economics
  ECON 203 - Principles of Economics  
  VEE Accounting and Finance
  ACCT 210 Financial Accounting  
  ACSC 416  / ACSC 516 Corporate Finance I  
  VEE Mathematical Statistics
  MATH 372  / MATH 572 Mathematical Statistics  

The Actuarial Science curriculum at Maryville University is strategically aligned with the six actuarial exams supported by the Society of Actuaries. The table below highlights the specific courses within the major and their correlation to the corresponding professional exams:


  Course Number and Title
  FM  Financial Mathematics
  ACSC 414  / ACSC 514 Theory of Interest  
  ACSC 415  / ACSC 515 Financial Mathematics  
  ACSC 495  / ACSC 595 Actuarial Seminar II  
  P  Probability
  MATH 370  / MATH 570 Probability I  
  MATH 371  / MATH 571 Probability II  
  ACSC 394  / ACSC 594 Actuarial Seminar I  
  FAM    Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics
  ACSC 421  / ACSC 521-Actuarial Modeling I   
  ACSC 407  / ACSC 607-Loss Models   
  ACSC 422   / ACSC 522-Actuarial Modeling II  
 ALTAM  Advanced Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics
  SRM  Statistics for Risk Modeling
  MATH 405  /  
  PA  Predictive Analytics
  DSCI 412  /   

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

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