Master's Concentration

Health Data Science

Leverage health data science tools and applications to achieve business and research outcomes within the health sector. In this master’s degree concentration, you’ll work with real hands-on data science projects using de-identified data from a curated health data repository built with industry partners—the first of its kind! Learn to optimize data to support evidence- and value-based results and enhance your knowledge in analytics, data science, and artificial intelligence. In addition, you’ll focus on how to integrate data platforms in the health and healthcare industries, virtual reality, data mining, machine learning, and reporting.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 3
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Master's Degree
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn

Assimilate data platforms in the health or healthcare industries to solve health informatics challenges

Strengthen clinical partnerships and benefit stakeholders using data mining skills

Execute healthcare statistical dynamics of machine learning as they relate to health informatics


Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Health Data Science requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

Core Courses
Concentration Courses
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Health Informatics program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Take a Course Before You Apply

We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Health Data Science

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, according to

The demand in healthcare is ever-growing for talented data scientists to support analytics needs, putting data professionals in high demand, according to Health IT Analytics.

For several years running, data scientist has ranked as the best job in the nation in terms of salary, opportunities, and job satisfaction, according to

Job Titles

Healthcare Software Engineer
Healthcare Project Manager
Healthcare Solutions Architect
Quality Assurance Analyst
Cloud Engineer Architect
Healthcare Software Developer
Health Data Scientist
Chief Medical Analytics Officer
Mobile Software Engineer
Business Intelligence Developer

Healthcare Data Scientist Salary: National Average


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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation & Associations

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Curriculum Alignment

To ensure our programs meet industry needs, the curriculum is closely aligned with national organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association, as well as local organizations such as the Denver Medical Study Group.

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