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Exam Preparation

75% Exam success rate, compared to industry average of 30%

Actuary consistently ranks in the top 10 of all US jobs. No graduate degree is required, and the role promises high salary and job-growth potential.

UVM’s Actuarial Science Certificate is for students with strong math skills and an undergraduate degree who want to pass the Actuarial Science certification exams and work as an actuary. Courses are also for professionals with strong quantitative backgrounds, college degrees, and an interest in this field.

Courses are online or on campus, with classes specifically designed to prepare you for the Actuarial Science exams. Taught by instructors with academic backgrounds and industry experience, our program has a more than 75% success rate for students taking certification exams, compared with a 30% industry average.

Students often begin working as actuaries after passing the initial one or two exams. Companies often pay for employees’ remaining exams or offer salary increases for each exam passed.

Traditionally, actuaries worked in insurance. Now they’re working in healthcare, consulting, business, and government. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website for employment, salary, and certification information.

Career Spotlight

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a 42-credit online graduate program that helps you explore public health and policy issues while gaining a strong foundation in population health sciences. Our program leads to a Generalist MPH degree focused on excellence in Environmental Public Health; Quantitative Public Health Sciences; and Health Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy.

You can complete the program in two years (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). Whether you want to learn more about public health issues or seek a career in health care, research, or public health, our program can help further your goals by teaching you to: