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Professional Master’s in Applied Mathematics (Actuarial Science)

The Professional Master’s in Applied Mathematics (Actuarial Science) program is intended primarily for students who would like to pursue an actuarial career. The PMAM program is a program that

  1. Prepares the students for a profession in the actuarial industry;
  2. Enhances the skills and analytical thinking of the student in an actuarial setting; and
  3. Prepares the students in the local and international professional examinations.
  • Admission into the Program

    Applications for admission to the program are processed by the College of Science (more information here). Students can apply for admission during the 1st semester or 2nd semester.

    Aside from the general requirements for admission set forth by the College of Science, applicants of PMAM must have taken at least 9 units of calculus and statistics courses. In addition, students should have taken a probability course, an interest theory course, and a life contingencies course. A student who has not taken any of the latter courses may still be admitted provided they take and pass them as non-credit courses.

  • Program Curriculum

    Students admitted into PMAM must complete 34 units of course work, including a project paper and a one-unit graduate seminar. The student must maintain a GWA of 2.0 or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year. Students should also pass the written and oral comprehensive examinations prior to graduation. The written examination covers Math 260, Math 261, Math 262.1, Math 262.2 and a third area. The oral examination is a seminal presentation which is administered once the written examination is passed.

    Refer to the table below for the curriculum checklist.

    First Year
    1st Semester 9 units   2nd Semester 9 units
    Math 203 3 Math 262.1 3
    Math 271.1 3 Math 261 3
    Math 260 3 Elective 3
    Second Year
    1st Semester 9 units   2nd Semester 7 units
    Math 262.2 3 Math 295 3
    Elective (Actuarial Course) 3 Math 296 1
    Elective 3 Elective (Actuarial Course) 3
    Third Year
    1st Semester     2nd Semester  
    Preliminary Examination (written)      
    Qualifying Examinations (oral)      

    (for illustration purposes only)

  • Disqualification from the Program

    A student is disqualified from the program if:

    1. the student did not achieve a GWA of at least 2.0 during the academic year;
    2. the student did not pass the preliminary examination or comprehensive examination twice;
    3. non-compliance with the Maximum Residence Rule; or
    4. absence without official leave (AWOL).
  • Registration Matters

    Program Adviser: Jose Maria Escaner IV (jlescaner@up.edu.ph)