MS in Health Data Analytics (On-Campus)

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Health Data Analytics (MSHDA) is a 3 semester program with a focus on learning about health information analysis and data management, including HIPAA and other federal rules and regulations. The program is designed to teach you how to leverage data, models, analytics methods and tools to solve challenges faced within the healthcare industry.

Curriculum

The Department of Health Management & System Sciences created a program curriculum designed to deepen knowledge of data and advanced analytics in healthcare. The curriculum has 5 main competency components:

  1. Public health domain knowledge
  2. Data handling, including relevant regulations and laws
  3. Development of data warehouses from disparate repositories
  4. Advanced analytic techniques appropriate for very large databases
  5. Translation of data into knowledge

To graduate, students must successfully complete the 33 credit hour curriculum and the MSHDA Capstone Course and have an overall 3.0 GPA in coursework.

Practicum

Designed to give you hands-on experience in the field that can be evaluated through instructor feedback, the practicum is a 3-credit hour component of the program, completed in your local area at any healthcare-focused data analytics organization of your choice.

Career Outlook

Students who complete the MSHDA program at UofL are able to apply to a variety of data analytic positions in healthcare where they focus on the analysis of healthcare for individuals and the population.

Opportunities include:

  • Big Data Scientist
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief of Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics Specialist
  • Data Miner
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Implementation Specialist
  • Chief Population Health Officer
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Corporate Strategy Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Health Analytics Specialist
  • Health Informatics/Data Consultant

Students can either enroll in our 100% online program or take classes on campus. 

Last updated May 2020

About the School

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joini ... Read More

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university's 12 colleges and schools. Read less
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