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Master of Science in Analytics

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at LSU is an exciting degree offered by the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences (ISDS) in collaboration with the Department of Experimental Statistics (EXST) and the Department of Marketing. It is designed to prepare students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and guide decisions.
The 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.
The Master of Science in Analytics consists of 39 credit hours that are earned over 12 months. The MSA program begins in June and ends with graduation the following May. It is an intensive full-time day-time program. All students enter at the same time and take their courses together.
​Degree: ​Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)
​Year Established:
​Director: ​Joni Shreve, PhD
​Address: ​Business Education Complex, Room 2200
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
​Phone: ​225-578-4500
​Credit hours: ​39 (Summer/Fall/Spring)
​Duration: ​12 months, beginning each year in the first week of June and ending the last week of May
​Format: ​Full-time, weekday, on campus only.  There is no part-time or online option.
​Enrollment: ​30 students
​Application: ​Find application requirements and apply online at​
​Deadlines: International applications are due by December 15. Domestic applications are due before March 31.​
​Tuition and fees: Estimated cost of tuition and fees for the 12 month program is:
$12,300 for Louisiana residents
$35,300 for non-residents​
​STEM designation: The MSA is a designated STEM degree. The CIP code is 52.1301: Management Sciences​


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