Actuarial Science at Metropolitan College

  • Quality professional education, convenient schedules

    The Master of Science in Actuarial Science at BU’s Metropolitan College is the only major actuarial program in the Boston area, and is available part-time and full-time with convenient evening classes. Students learn how to put big data into context—and prepare for a coveted career that is consistently found at the top of “best jobs” lists.

  • Engaged faculty, powerful networks

    Actuarial Science faculty—many of whom are currently practicing actuaries—provide exposure to practical business and economic principles, and explore some of the fiscal and ethical dilemmas often encountered in the process of business decision-making. As practitioners in Boston, our faculty provide a valuable network in one of the nation’s major financial and insurance centers.

Do you have an analytical mind and enjoy working with financial theory? A career as an actuary may be ideal for you.

The actuarial profession has faster-than-average job growth and a median annual salary of $100,610 (as of May 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). The only major actuarial program in the Boston area, BU’s Master of Science in Actuarial Science offers specialized courses that build a solid academic foundation in actuarial science, statistics, finance, and related fields. You will also benefit from practical exposure to business and economic principles.

The degree is great preparation for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) professional qualifying examinations, which are the points of entry for a successful actuarial career.

The MS in Actuarial Science includes concentrations in Insurance and Mathematical Finance. MET offers merit scholarships to help finance your degree.

More about Actuarial Science

Actuaries work for life, health, and property/casualty insurance companies, as well as for consulting firms, government agencies, accounting firms, industrial corporations, banks, and financial services companies. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory, actuaries define the financial impact of uncertain events—from catastrophes to rates of mortality, disability, and fertility—allowing businesses to adjust their long-term management strategies accordingly.

Metropolitan College

One of Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges, Metropolitan College offers more than 70 part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs in the evening, online, and in blended formats.


Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).