The online Master of Science in Health Data Analytics is designed for professionals who want to start or build a career that advances the healthcare industry through data-driven actions and decisions.
Offered by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville (UofL), the online master’s in Health Data Analytics is designed to teach students how to leverage data, models, analytics methods and tools to solve challenges within the healthcare industry. Our graduates learn to combine healthcare tools and data analysis with patient care and service to form a unique perspective and develop actionable procedures for implementation and evaluation.
GRE WAIVED FOR ALL CURRENT APPLICANTS
In order to show support for our potential students during this global emergency, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at UofL is waiving the GRE requirement for all applicants to the online MSHDA program until further notice. View additional application requirements below to get started.
100% ONLINE COURSES
Complete this degree on your own time through fully online classes.
"Graduates of the [online health data analytics] program will be prepared for careers as health care analytics consultants, big data scientists, clinical analysts, analytics managers, professional services, along with positions in IT, finance and insurance."
DR. BERT LITTLE PROGRAM DIRECTOR M.S. IN HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
Skip the GRE – currently waived for all applicants
Join a reputable graduate program from a top Public Health school (Ranked by U.S. News & Word Report, 2020)
Gain expertise and highly marketable skills in a rapidly growing field
Prepare for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Examination
Learn from world-class faculty with extensive applied experience
Complete your degree in as little as 3 semesters; extended part-time option also available
Take advantage of the convenience of 100% online classes
Access courses and resources anytime, anywhere
A Master of Science in Health Data Analytics from UofL prepares students for a wide variety of career paths within the healthcare industry and beyond. They may choose to pursue jobs such as:
Chief Information Officer
Chief Population Health Officer
Clinical Data Manager
Corporate Strategy Manager
Health Analytics Specialist
Health Informatics/Data Consultant
Healthcare Data Analyst
Preferred Application Deadline
Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
Submit statement of goals (i.e., general research interests)
Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally-accredited institutions – Have transcripts sent directly to UofL.
The M.S. in Health Data Analytics is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Applicants must also have competency in college-level calculus, statistics and regression analysis, as evidenced by transcripts from postsecondary institutions.
Must be in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline
Competency in college-level calculus, statistics, regression analysis
2 letters of recommendation written within past 12 months
Successful admission interviews with the HMSS Health Leadership Committee
International Students – Additional Notes/Requirements
The Health Data Analytics master’s program is open to international students. Additional requirements apply.
All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim in English.
Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
Total score of 80 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test or 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), OR
Successful completion of the exit examination for the advanced level of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program (IESL) at the University of Louisville, OR
Demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution
International students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to an online program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselors at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no required GPA for admission into the Master of Science in Health Data Analytics program. However, students in the program will need to maintain a 3.0 to graduate. Grades in previously taken courses relevant to the degree (math, statistics, etc.) will be a strong indication of student success in this program.
What GRE score do I need to be accepted into the program?
THE GRE REQUIREMENT IS TEMPORARILY WAIVED FOR ALL APPLICANTS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
While there’s no minimum GRE to apply to the program, a strong quantitative background is recommended. Therefore, successful students will typically score above the 40th percentile in the quantitative reasoning section of the test.
I want to enroll part-time. How long will it take me to complete the program?
Since certain courses are only offered in the Fall or Spring semesters (see Course List for details), part-time program students will take longer than 3 semesters to complete. Contact an enrollment counselor for information.
What is the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Examination?
In addition to receiving your master’s degree, the CHDA certification from the American Health Information Management Association boosts your professional credentials and reputation as a health data expert. Completing your master’s program with UofL will effectively prepare you to sit for this exam, but it is by no means a requirement for graduating from the program.
Where and when will I complete the Practicum component of the program?
The practicum is an exciting component of the program that allows you to get hands-on learning experience in the health data analytics field. The practicum will be completed at a location of your choice, within your local community (note: you can complete your practicum with your current employer, but the work completed cannot be part of your day-to-day job tasks). Full-time students will complete the practicum during the summer between their first and second year in the program (part-time students should speak with an enrollment counselor for more information).
How does this program differ from the online Master of Science in Biostatistics program also offered from the College of Public Health?
Health Data Analytics and Biostatistics are both viable degree options for a career in healthcare data information analysis. At their core, both programs deal with analysis and interpretation of healthcare data with innovative tools like machine learning, artificial intelligence and analytics.
The differences are in how the data is manipulated, structured, and analyzed. Biostatisticians will typically work with clean data sets, looking for answers to specific, targeted questions related directly to the research project.
Data Analysts take a broader look and are typically responsible for data cleansing and preparation. Data analysts analyze information to explore connections and insights that might not yet be identified. In other words, Biostatistics is a more theory-based, whereas Health Data Analytics includes ‘data wrangling’ and looks at population level health and outcomes.
Can I transfer graduate-level credits from another university?
You can transfer up to six credit hours from another regionally accredited university.
However, to be accepted, the content in the courses you have completed must closely match the required courses for the master’s in Health Data Analytics at UofL.
The program will consider your transfer coursework when you submit your application.