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Actuarial Science, Master of Science

30 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Manhattan Campus


Actuaries are professionals who use their strong quantitative skills to place a price on risk.  Pricing risk allows insurance companies to provide coverage against a variety of 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 Master’s of Science in Actuarial Science program offered by the School of Risk Management of the Tobin College of Business at St John’s University provides career preparation to students seeking entry into the profession of actuarial science.  The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ critical and analytical thinking, as well as prepare them to pass professional examinations required to be a credentialed actuary.

The Manhattan campus of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science provides a unique advantage to its students – the proximity to the world’s financial center. Many students work as paid interns during the academic year and summer, and enjoy interaction with risk professionals and alumni who visit the campus regularly.  The Ellen Thrower Center for Apprenticeship and Career Services located on the Manhattan campus prepares and connects School of Risk Management students with internships and career opportunities in the dynamic fields of insurance and risk management.  With the School of Risk Management’s extensive network of professional alumni and its involved corporate Board of Overseers, our students have vast networking and career opportunities. 



Application Requirements
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. International Applicants to programs in Accounting and Taxation must have a Graduate Admissions evaluation completed by AEQUO.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, taken within the last five years
  • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
111C Bent Hall
Queens, NY 11439