The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at LSU is an exciting degree offered by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems (SDEIS). It is designed to prepare students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and guide decisions.
The STEM-designated program curriculum emphasizes the use of business analytics, business intelligence, and information technology to solve problems, reduce costs, increase revenues, streamline processes, and improve decision-making. Students learn specialized skills and knowledge drawn from the fields of computer science, statistics, operations research, and quality management to achieve results through a mixture of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and team-based projects.
Credit hours: 36
Format: Full-time or part-time, on-campus only
- Full-Time: 3 semesters, beginning each year in the first week of June and ending the first week of May
- Part-Time: 7 semester, beginning each year in the first week of June
Estimated Cost for the Full-Time Program:
- $17,000 for Louisiana residents
- $38,300 for non-residents
Estimated cost for the Part-Time Program:
- $18,600 for Louisiana residents
- $42,500 for non-residents
For more information on tuition and fees visit the LSU Fee Schedules website.
There are no official prerequisites required to apply. However, previous coursework including mathematics, statistics, engineering, science, computer programming, business, and economics is necessary to be successful. The program is suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals. Many applicants have completed prior graduate coursework, including MS, MBA and PhD degrees.
Information sessions are available and open to all interested prospective students. Alternatively, individual appointments can be scheduled by contacting our office.
Please join us for one of our information sessions to learn more about how a Masters in Analytics can make a difference in your career.
Applications are reviewed in the fall and spring for the class beginning in June. Students may apply online through the LSU Graduate School website September through March preceding the start date of the program. However, we recommend applying as soon as possible since we review and admit students on a rolling basis until the class is full. Applications can be submitted prior to submitting supporting documents, such as transcripts and test scores.
The deadline for international students to apply is December 15. International students residing in the U.S. are encouraged to apply by this deadline as well. Applications can be submitted prior to submitting supporting documents, such as transcripts and test scores.