Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics - Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics Concentration

Students working toward a Ph.D. degree usually require four to six years to complete the requirements. Each student must pass the comprehensive examinations (testing the student's knowledge of basic graduate-level mathematics in algebra, analysis, and other areas) and the preliminary examination (testing the student's ability to begin or continue research in a chosen field). Students must also write and defend a research thesis in their field of mathematics.

Students must demonstrate competence in five core courses including the following:
MATH 540Real Analysis4
MATH 561Theory of Probability I4
MATH 563Risk Modeling and Analysis4
STAT 510Mathematical Statistics I4
Students must also demonstrate proficiency in undergraduate complex analysis.
Students must demonstrate competence in the following:
MATH 564Applied Stochastic Processes4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design3 or 4
FIN 591Theory of Finance4
Students must demonstrate competence in two of the following:8
ASRM 575Life Insurance and Pension Mathematics4
ASRM 510Financial Mathematics4
ASRM 561Loss Data Analytics & Credibility4
Master's equivalency32
MATH 599Thesis Research (0 min applied toward degree)0
Total Hours required for the degree96

Other requirements1

Other requirements may overlap.
MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
64 hours in residence
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD No
Comprehensive Exam Required Yes
Preliminary Exam Required Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required Yes
Minimum GPA 3.25