Combined Bachelors + Master of Sport Analytics

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EARN Two degrees in FOUR Years…..graduate uniquely qualified for a career in Sport Analytics.

Program Description

The combined program in Sport Analytics allows students to begin working toward a Master’s degree as they finish their undergraduate degree. For students admitted into the combined program, 9 hours of 400/500 level courses can be double counted toward the B.S. and Master’s degrees. The degree may be obtained in four to five years, particularly if students bring advanced standing credit into the Bachelors degree.

This combined program a collaboration between the department of sport leadership and management (SLAM) and the department of information systems and analytics (ISA), the program will cover a wide range of topics including performance and business analytics, strategic management, and coaching effectiveness, as well as sport economics, marketing, administration, and more.  

Undergraduate Preparation

The combined program is designed for Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM), Business Analytics, Data Analytics, or Statistics undergraduate majors. Students from other undergraduate majors may be considered pending review by a SLAM faculty advisor. At the time of application, candidates should have completed these courses toward the B.S. degree:  a). a college level course in introductory statistics, b). a college level course (full semester) in predictive analytics, c). college level mathematics in pre-calculus, matrix algebra, and calculus concepts, and d). background in programming language (e.g., R, Python, and SQL) is preferred.

Admission

Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater, students may apply for admission to the combined program. Regular time-limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program (see the Graduate School Policies for more information).  The program does accept part-time students.

Undergraduate students who either are enrolled in a combined Bachelor’s-Master’s degree program or have been granted Permission to Enroll in Graduate Courses may enroll in graduate-level coursework for designated degree programs offered on the Oxford campus at their guaranteed tuition rate until their 8 semester Cohort period expires. Please note that taking graduate courses could affect eligibility for certain types of financial aid. For more information on the financial implications of enrollment in a combined program, please contact the OneStop.

Application Procedures

  • Miami students wishing to complete the combined bachelor's and master's degree must complete the Graduate School online application, and pay the $50 application fee, but be sure to check "combined program."  Applicants will need to upload a DAR, resume, and personal statement.  The priority application deadline is March 1. The program does have rolling admission throughout the year. Students are encourage to seek advising prior to applying.

  • Admitted students will be assigned a graduate faculty advisor within the Sport Analytics combined program.  Questions about the Master of Sport Analytics should be directed to:  Dr. Jerred Wang, jwang@MiamiOH.edu.