Acturial Science

Did you know that upon graduation, you could automatically start a Boston University master’s program in Actuarial Science Actuarial Science-and have your graduate degree in one year?

Starting fall 2009, BU’s new “Four plus One” program-a collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the Metropolitan College Department of Actuarial Science-offers a direct path from your undergraduate math degree to an MS in Actuarial Science from BU’s Metropolitan College.

To be eligible, all you need is:

  • An overall GPA of 3.0 upon graduation
  • A grade of B or better in CAS/MET MA 581 Probability
  • A grade of B or better in CAS/MET MA 582 Mathematical Statistics

By meeting these criteria, you’ll have only 35 credits to complete for the master’s in Actuarial Science-taking just two semesters of full-time study (longer if you opt to study part-time). I encourage you to learn more about the MS in Actuarial Science , or download the brochure . If you are interested in the “Four plus One” program and think you might qualify, please make an appointment to meet with  Lois K. Horwitz, FSA, MAAA Chair, Department of Actuarial Science, Boston University Metropolitan College by emailing