Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics

Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics

Change Healthcare Through the Power of Data

Advances in technology have transformed the healthcare industry. We have a unique perspective on these changes, particularly how data informs innovative solutions for patient care. Professionals who can effectively analyze, interpret and communicate healthcare data play a key role in this process — and are high in demand. Are you ready to accelerate your career in the healthcare industry? Be a part of the change with a Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics.

Why Earn a Master's in Healthcare Data Analytics?

Designed with the expert input of healthcare professionals, the master's in healthcare data analytics from Clarkson is heavily focused on quantitative abilities. Our program meets the demands of leading healthcare employers, resulting in a 100-percent placement rate for graduates. This online program provides flexibility for working students in any stage of their careers.

Understand the statistical foundations underpinning healthcare. Develop data-based insights on healthcare systems. Create data visualizations and use modeling to explain your findings. Hone your leaderships skills, and gain the professional expertise required to reach the next step.

The program is STEM-designated and offered both in-person at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY or online with one weekend-long-in-person residency at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY.

What You'll Learn

The program focuses on a variety of skills including:

  • Business intelligence
  • Data analytics
  • Data mining and acquisition
  • Data visualization and modeling
  • Statistics

The master’s in healthcare data analytics is comprised of 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours. The courses are divided between nine required courses and three electives. There is also a three-day required onsite residency course that occurs in September. Students complete the program in one to two years.

The following courses are required for all students. You can have up to two core courses waived or transferred:

  • Advanced Applications in Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Database Modeling, Design and Implementation
  • Data Warehousing
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Information Visualization
  • Introduction to Health Systems
  • Healthcare Leadership Proseminar*
  • Health Informatics

Elective courses (3): Students may take select non-equivalent courses offered in one of the following programs: Online MBA, MBA in Healthcare Management and MS in Bioethics.

*Indicates a weekend-intensive course.

For students seeking to boost their business and management background, Clarkson offers a combined degree program for the MS in Healthcare Data Analytics and the MBA in Healthcare Management. Students can work toward both degrees simultaneously, and courses can be completed online or through a mix of online and traditional onsite classes offered at Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus. Obtain both degrees by completing 21 courses and fulfilling an internship requirement.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Résumé or CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE test scores are optional
  • For international applicants, an English proficiency test is required.
    • Minimum test score requirements: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) or Duolingo English Test (115).
    • The English language-testing requirement is not waived based on language of instruction, nor do we accept university certificates. English testing is waived if an applicant has a degree from a country where English is the Native Language. Click here to see the list of these countries.

Automatic admission: If you satisfy one of the below criteria, you are eligible for automatic admission into our graduate business programs:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited college.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a GMAT score of 500 or higher.
  • A master's degree or above from a regionally accredited college.

These criteria are for admissions purposes only. To be considered for scholarships, students should complete an application. Automatic admission applies only to candidates who have earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions in the United States. All other applicants will follow the prescribed requirements.

Learn more about admission requirements for graduate students. 

You are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship when applying for a graduate degree program at the Reh School of Business. You do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA), standardized tests (GMAT or equivalent), work experience and other notable accomplishments. 

"Acquiring this degree has opened the door for more opportunity — to network, to refine my career objectives and, above all, to feel more empowered."

Sarah Wong '16, MS in Healthcare Data Analytics, now the Chief of Staff, Alliance for Better Health

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the MS in Healthcare Data Analytics program have found successful careers in hospitals, health systems, health insurance companies, medical practices, technology and consulting firms, pharmaceuticals, medical device companies and more.

Possible job titles include:

  • Analytic consultant
  • Clinical intelligence analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Program manager
  • Statistician
  • Systems administrator


Our master’s students have secured positions in many organizations, including:

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY
  • Highmark Health
  • MedStar Health
  • Mohawk Valley Health System
  • MVP Health Care

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Team
Phone: 518-631-9831

Interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions today with your questions.

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100% Graduate Placement Rate - Program Specific

Ignite You Career Here

Set yourself apart in the healthcare industry with a master's degree from Clarkson. To take the next step: