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M.S. in Sport Analytics

Description

The Master of Science in Sport Analytics (MSSA) program is a one‐year, fully online degree program with two emphasis areas – sport performance and sport business. The online MSSA program is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and competencies in data acquisition, management, analysis, visualization, and interpretation for improving sport performance and sport business. Coursework will prepare professionals with strong practical skills in analytics, focusing on measurement and statistical modeling and big data analytics in sport. The program combines academic, practical, and research‐based skills to allow students to develop in their selected area.

Admissions

The MSSA online program accepts rolling admission with application deadlines one month prior to the term seeking admission.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30

Course Requirements

The MSSA program will be administered through remote online instruction using distance-learning technologies and the Blackboard learning management system. The 30‐credit/hour curriculum is composed of 21 credit hours of core coursework and 9 credit hours of emphasis area coursework. All classes are eight weeks, and each class is 3 credit hours. The program is designed to be completed in five eight‐week sessions/terms over three semesters (fall, spring, and summer).

CORE COURSES (21 credit hours)

SPORT BUSINESS EMPHASIS (9 credit hours)

SPORT PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS (9 credit hours)

*All students must take the SA 511 - Applied Statistics course at the beginning of their program.

**All students must have completed 21 hours of coursework before they will be approved to take the SA 693: Sport Analytics Capstone course. The final format and the requirements of the project are completed in direct consultation with the student’s faculty adviser or a member of the teaching faculty. Students must complete this course with a grade of B‐ or above.

Sample Degree Progression:

Students must take the SA 511 - Applied Statistics course at the beginning of their program. Courses will be offered in eight‐week terms on an annual rotational basis. Since there are no prerequisites for any course, learners can enter the program at any one of the five terms throughout the academic calendar year. The 30‐credit/hour curriculum is designed to be completed in 12 months. Part‐time progression is an option; however, all learners will be encouraged to complete the degree within two years of enrollment. A bachelor’s degree is required to start the master’s program.

Fall First Term

Fall Second Term

Spring First Term

Spring Second Term

Summer Term

Note: To accommodate for rolling admission, *SA 511 will be offered every semester, and **SA 693 will be made available during any semester should a student need it outside of the summer term.

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