Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Actuarial Science

The program information below is valid for the spring 2019 term (May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019).

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Graduate research fields

  • Actuarial Science Practice
  • Actuarial Science Theory
  • Finance
  • Probability
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A four-year Honours Bachelor degree with a significant actuarial science and/or statistics component.
    • An overall 78% average from a Canadian university (or its equivalent).
    • An interview may be required.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      normally from academic sources

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Students can select the Thesis or Master’s Research Paper option while in the program.

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 4 one-term (0.50 unit weight) courses labelled ACTSC or STAT with an overall average of at least 70%. The 4 one-term courses must include ACTSC 895, and at least 2 900-level courses, of which at least 1 of the 900-level courses must be an ACTSC course. Other courses may be substituted subject to approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Skills Workshop
    • Students must complete the Graduate Skills Workshop during the first year of the program.
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Students must complete a thesis and an oral presentation.

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 7 one-term (0.50 unit weight) courses labelled ACTSC or STAT with an overall average of at least 70%. The 7 courses must include:
      • ACTSC 895
      • 2 of ACTSC 855, ACTSC 962, ACTSC 964, or ACTSC 970
      • 1 of ACTSC 974, STAT 831, STAT 840, STAT 841, or STAT 906
      • At least 3 900-level courses must also be taken, and at least 5 of the 7 courses must be labeled ACTSC. Other courses may be substituted subject to approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Skills Workshop
    • Students must complete the Graduate Skills Workshop during the first year of the program.
  • Master’s Research Paper
    • Students must complete a research paper that will be given a numeric grade which appears on the transcript beside the milestone.