Please note: this program is only available to current UCSB undergraduates.

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability offers an MS in Actuarial Science, available only to currently enrolled UCSB undergraduates majoring in Actuarial Science who have been pre-screened for entry into the program.

This degree prepares students for careers in actuarial industry by combining advanced mathematics (probability and stochastic processes) with deep knowledge of finance and advanced statistical and computational techniques. As part of the program, students will gain first-hand actuarial research experience by working on an actuarial project in partnership with a company.

Mailing Address

Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
University of California, Santa Barbara
South Hall, Room 5607
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3110


Department Phone Number
(805) 893-2129

Degree icon Degrees Offered

Address iconDeadlines
  • Fall - Departmental Deadline: May 1, Grad Div Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Winter - Departmental Deadline: November 1, Grad Div Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Spring - Departmental Deadline: February 1, Grad Div Deadline: February 15, 2021

Requirements Icon


  • Online application:
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online). In exceptional circumstances, this requirement may be waived with the approval of the Actuarial Program Committee.
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (submitted online)
  • Please contact the department for further information.