Once a year, Saint Joseph’ University offers an online course which provides a firm understanding of the principles of "bracketology" as applied to Division I college basketball and the NCAA® men's basketball championship. The course is taught by Saint Joseph’s own Joe Lunardi ’82, a college basketball analyst for ESPN and best known for creating bracketology, defined as the "art and science" of forecasting teams that will be selected for the annual NCAA men's basketball championship.

The course includes a history of the NCAA Tournament ("March Madness®"), the team selection and seeding process, and the analysis undertaken by individual schools/conferences to position themselves for NCAA championship participation.  Students will conduct a realistic mock bracket as the final exam. 

Space in this online course is limited. Two sessions are available. Choose one of two four-week sessions (Jan 18- Feb 15; Feb 16- Mar 16). 50 seats per section. Cost to participate is $99 per seat. Contact 610-660-1267 or email questions to