Admissions

Students must apply for the MS in Health Data Analytics through the University of Louisville Graduate School at louisville.edu/graduate. If students are applying to multiple schools, they must also complete the Centralized Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) at WWW.SOPHAS.org application. However, if only applying to UofL, the SOPHAS application is optional. Both SOPHAS and UofL's Graduate School each have non-refundable application fees.

Admission Requirements

The M.S. in Health Data Analytics program is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline with strong quantitative skills and have competency in college-level calculus, statistics, regression analysis, as evidenced by transcripts from postsecondary institutions attended by the applicant. This program is available to both part-time and full-time students; however, the part-time student must be cognizant that courses are offered on an alternating basis, usually every two years. Thus, part-time students must pursue the recommended course sequence, as courses are available.

The following are additionally required for admission (our program curriculum reflects the below wording):

  • Graduate application submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) at louisville.edu/graduate/
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Optional: Application through the Centralized Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) at WWW.SOPHAS.org
  • At least two letters of recommendation written within past twelve months (submitted with form at www.graduate.louisville.edu)
  • Students are asked to submit a current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Submission of GRE Quantitative section score to SIGS
  • All postsecondary transcripts (requires foreign credential evaluation if not from accredited U.S. institution)
  • Statement of goals (i.e., general research interest)
  • Admission interviews by the HMSS Health Leadership Committee are required and are in addition to your application for admission. 
  • An interview provides the HMSS Health Leadership Committee an additional source of information and perspective about your potential fit for the University of Louisville.

If candidate’s primary language is not English, one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a minimum score of 90 (after conversion for test type)
  • Passing an advanced level Intensive English as a Second Language program.
  • Degree from an accredited U.S. institution (requires provisional admission with evaluation of English language competency)

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