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Graduate Certificate in Analytics

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Provide Better Insights.

In a world that generates and collects massive quantities of data each day, learning to data gather and analyze for business applications is necessary. Advance in the growing field of business analytics with a Graduate Certificate in Analytics from LSU Online. This online certificate program is ideal for retraining professionals, scientists, and researchers in the use of big data, and can be completed in less than a year.

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Learn from experienced faculty.

Developed from the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, the analytics graduate certificate is lead by LSU’s field-experienced faculty that understand the emerging trends and changes in analytics.

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Join a group of leaders.

As the flagship institution of Louisiana, LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. Our spirit of unbreakable passion, ambition, and community leads the change the world needs.


Benefit from a flexible format.

Students are able to complete the program 100% online, allowing them to balance work, family, and other life responsibilities. The program can be finished in less than a year.

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Earn a certificate from a top-tier university.

Earn a Certificate From a Top-tier University LSU Online proudly continues to set standards for online learning. For years we’ve been helping students find their passion and equipping them to take action. The university is regionally accredited and ranked among the top.

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Continuous support.

When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.


Be a Part of the Tiger Nation.

Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.

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Total credit hours per program: 12 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $832

Total cost with fees: $9,984

Course Listings
  • ISDS 7301 Analytics I | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7302 Analytics II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7303 Analytics III | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7304 Analytics IV| Credit Hours: 3

Capstone analytics project: Analysis and design of analytics projects; managing analytics projects; lifecycle of analytics projects.

Admission Requirements
  • ​Academic history: ​A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate and graduate work already completed. You must provide transcripts for all of the colleges you have attended (regardless of degree completion) and upload copies with your application. Only admitted applicants will be required to send one sealed copy of official transcripts from EACH college and university attended, issued by the institution directly.
  • Recommendations: Contact information for three academic and/or professional references.
  • Statement of purpose: ​One page statement of how analytics fits into your short and long-term career goals.
  • Resume: Include a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Entrance exam: If you do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement and have less than 2 years relevant work experience, please submit either a GRE or GMAT test score. Official test scores can be submitted using institution code 6373.
  • International applicants: Applicants in the US on a student visa are not eligible for online programs. See requirements for international applicants at LSU Online.
Why choose LSU?

The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Analytics can be found here.