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.
At a Glance
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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.
Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Health Informatics program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.
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.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Health Data Science.
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Predicted outcomes for graduates of Health Data Science
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, according to Monster.com.
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 Glassdoor.com.
Healthcare Data Scientist Salary: National Average
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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
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.
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.
The HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate program shares industry knowledge and educates our students on critical issues in health information and technology by offering complimentary student memberships to HIMSS and other key benefits.