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Actuarial Science

The Master of Science (MS) in Actuarial Science gives you the skills to become a successful actuary. You’ll gain a solid academic foundation through specialized courses in actuarial science, statistics, finance, and related fields. You will also benefit from practical exposure to business and economic principles. We offer the opportunity for you to understand the fiscal and ethical dilemmas often encountered in the process of business decision-making.

 


 

Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at Boston University is located in the School of Public Health. Biostatisticians play a pivotal role in public health research, from planning and evaluating study design to developing new analytical methods and drawing valid conclusions from statistical results. This discipline provides the foundation for understanding quantitative research. Biostatistical methods are critical to the credibility of every research initiative.

 



Mathematical Finance

Sophisticated mathematical tools are used not only by traders of derivatives but also by any bank or corporation that has to determine how much to spend for development and research, the best time to enter/exit the market, make a merger-acquisition decision, or manage risk. Today, all major financial institutions in the U.S. employ graduates with very strong quantitative skills and solid knowledge of financial markets. The Boston University Mathematical Finance Program gives students the tools to be successful in careers that allow them to make a significant impact on the financial world through their design of financial instruments and models.

 


 

Master of Mathematics for Teaching

If you love math and teaching math, and would like to explore these subjects deeply with other passionate teachers, then this may be the program for you. The Master of Mathematics for Teaching (MMT) program is designed for experienced teachers who have a strong commitment to teaching, leadership skills, and a love of mathematics. The program is recommended for applicants who already hold an initial license at the time of matriculation, as it does not lead to licensure. Our program usually takes two academic years of part-time study and three summers of immersion work in mathematics to complete.