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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

The Master of Actuarial Science will prepare you for the professional exams necessary to become an Actuary in North America with accreditation accepted in many other parts of the world. You will study and live in Canada for approximately 16 months (4 academic terms) while enrolled in a total of 12 courses. The courses will include actuarial mathematics as required for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) professional exams.

As a professional graduate program, alumni of the M.Act.Sc program are well prepared for careers in insurance, pensions, and healthcare industries. Graduates can also participate in one of the regular offerings of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) exams offered on-site.

Actuarial science includes a number of interrelated subjects, including probability, mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, and mathematics of finance.

UWindsor receives regular company visits from Canada Life, Willis Towers Watson and others, and has an Active Actuarial Club with graduate and undergraduate students.

Admission Requirements


  • Average (73% Ontario) CGPA
  • Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 references
  • English proficiency requirements: IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 83 IBT / Duolingo 120 / UWindsor ELIP 3*
  • View the Graduate Studies page for more information on admission requirements and English exemptions.

*English language improvement programs are available if you require extra training prior to entry into the academic program, or have received lower-than-required test scores.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Program Details

Program Length: 4 Semesters (16 months)
Program Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Faculty: Science
Intake: Fall
Deadline: April 1

Jessica Garant

"The Aeronautics program has provided me with a well-rounded education and leadership skills that I will take with me as I pursue my dream of flying for a commercial airline.”

Jessica Garant
BA (Honours) in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies: Aeronautics Leadership

Career Tracks

  • Actuary
  • Financial sector
  • Financial Consulting
  • Pension Consulting
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Financial Analyst
  • Pensions Analyst
  • Data Scientist


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