About the Program

The Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences views health data analytics as the wave of the future in public health and medicine. We recognize the need to educate and train students in practical application of health data analytics (big data, big data science, data mining, and data warehouse technologies) to real world problems in public health and medicine to meet an immediate and rapidly increasing demand for professionals with these critical knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).

Our program of study in the Master of Science in Health Data Analytics (MSHDA) is designed to train students in fundamentals of public health, data warehouse/database creation and management, compliance with federal codes and regulations regarding PHI, and advanced analytics skills. MSHDA courses draw from real world projects gathered from the local healthcare industry. Healthcare management is information-intensive data-centric. All required courses include the use of data, information, research methods, or technology, focus on the translation process: numbers -> data -> information -> actionable analytic results. 

Our program is designed to guide the learning experience through increasingly challenging courses.

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Graduates of the MS in Health Data Analytics program will have a solid foundation in the principles and issues in public health from a population health perspective, and understand how to bring empirical data analysis to bear on critical issues.

To graduate, students must successfully complete the 41 credit hour curriculum and thesis: 35 credit hours of required coursework, 3 credit hours of thesis research and 3 credit hours of project management (practicum/internship). In addition, students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in coursework. 

The MSHDA is designed to be completed in two years on a full time basis. Our courses are offered on our Health Sciences Center campus located in downtown Louisville. Courses are primarily offered Monday through Thursday after 4pm to accommodate students who work full‐time. 

Program Details

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