Master's in Healthcare Data Analytics
The MS in Healthcare Data Analytics program consists of 36 credit hours, 27 of which will consist of core healthcare and data analytics courses, and nine of which are open for electives that suit your interests. Students usually complete this program in one to two years.
The move to Electronic Medical Records has spurred demand for professionals who have the skills to analyze data and an understanding of public health issues. With high demand in healthcare, employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
General Admission Requirements
Admission is based on evidence of intellectual achievement, motivation and aptitude. All students must have, or be a candidate for, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college before applying for graduate admission status. A grade average of B (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. Students with advanced degrees or substantial graduate work will also be judged on the record of previous graduate accomplishments.
Application materials for the program:
- all official college transcripts
- three letters of recommendation
- GMAT/GRE scores (may not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets)
- TOEFL or IELTS (see additional detail below)
- certificate of finance to receive an I-20
English Language Ability:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Minimum of 213 on the computer-based, 550 on the paper-based or 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Non-U.S. applicants who have not studied for at least two years in an English-speaking program must also submit an official TOEFL score.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — Overall score of 6.5 (with a potential request for a telephone interview).