Rodney J. Paul
Director of the Sport Analytics Program
300 MacNaughton Hall #321
The Master of Science degree in Sport Analytics is a 36-credit online degree program that provides training in the area of sport analytics. Each course in the degree is 8-weeks in length and delivered online in an asynchronous format.
The degree requires the completion of 10 required core courses, which cover basic and advanced visualization skills, coding in R and Python, database and SQL usage, linear regression, and machine learning techniques using data directly related to either the team/player or business side of the sport industry. In addition to the required courses, students choose two elective courses which concentrate on analytics applications related to collective bargaining agreements for various sports.
Applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary degree that is deemed to be comparable to a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
Qualified applicants should have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate-level course in statistics or show significant experience using statistics in a professional capacity, and have at least three years of sport industry experience.
Applications will be submitted online and will include:
1) Official transcripts from each institution attended.
2) GPA and Test Scores - A GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate studies is required. GRE or GMAT are not required but could be submitted (if completed) on the student’s behalf.
Transfer credit is not accepted for this program.
Given the sequencing of courses in the degree, part-time study is not available.
Each course must be passed to move along to the next course in the sequence. A minimum semester GPA of 2.5 must be maintained. An overall 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.