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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
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Duration
As few as 18 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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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

Curriculum

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.

6

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

2

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

HINF 4010 Health Informatics Communication
HINF 4020 Healthcare Workflow and Gap Analysis
HINF 4030 Healthcare Finance
HINF 4650 Healthcare Project Management and Professionalism
HINF 4900 Experiential Learning in Health Informatics
HINF 4901 Capstone Project
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

HINF 4210
Data Platforms in Healthcare
HINF 4220
Health Data Mining
HINF 4230
Healthcare Statistical Dynamics of Machine Learning
HINF 4240
Health Data Science Reporting
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Health Informatics program include:

HINF 4301
Foundations of Digital Health
HINF 4310 Healthcare Information Systems
HINF 4315 Digital and Virtual Health
HINF 4325
Values and Outcomes in Digital Health
HINF 4335
Healthcare Cybersecurity
HINF 4600
Healthcare Data and Delivery by Perspective
HINF 4610
Healthcare Ethics and Biostatistics
HINF 4620

Healthcare Methods and Programming
HINF 4630

Healthcare Data Mining, Integration and Interpretation
HINF 4640

Healthcare Database Applications
HINF 4810
Survey of Health Industry Artificial Intelligence
HINF 4825
 Technology and Applications for Telehealth and Virtual Care Success
HC 4805
 Virtual Care: Opportunities and Barriers for Health Systems

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.

 

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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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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Health Data Science.

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Career Outcomes

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.

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

$113,309

(Glassdoor.com)

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Flexible Online Classes

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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

 


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.

 


HIMSS Organizational Affiliates

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.

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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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