University of Waterloo, Statistics & Actuarial Science Department

The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities with over 40,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the top academic units for the statistical and actuarial sciences in the world and is home to over 50 research active full-time faculty and more than 200 graduate students in programs including Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, Data Science, Statistics, and Biostatistics. The department offers a vibrant research environment over a wide range of areas and benefits from close relationships with many research groups on campus including the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, the School of Public Health Sciences, the Waterloo Climate Institute, and the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience.

The department offers both master’s and PhD degrees in Actuarial Science, including the professional Master of Actuarial Science (MActSc) and the Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF). The University of Waterloo is also designated as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries and was on the inaugural list of universities fully accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.


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