MS in Actuarial Science
St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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Actuaries are professionals who use their strong quantitative skills to place a price on risk. Pricing risk allows insurance companies to provide coverage against various loss events, occurrences that can range from a tree falling on a house to a satellite launch failing to a cargo ship sinking. The pricing of risk is also essential for governments to successfully provide social welfare programs and insurance protection against catastrophic risks such as flooding. The actuarial profession is often ranked as one of the best career paths to pursue.
The Society of Actuaries recognizes the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University as a Center of Actuarial Excellence since 2009, is a winner of University Award from the Casualty Actuarial Society, and is a Global Center of Insurance Excellence designated by the International Insurance Society. The Master of Science in Actuarial Science program offered by the School of Risk Management, located on our Manhattan Campus, provides career preparation to students seeking entry into the profession of actuarial science. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ critical and analytical thinking and prepare them to pass professional examinations required to be a credentialed actuary.
Program Admission Requirements
Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.