Health Data Science

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type

Online

Courses

Graduate Certificate

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance or
    POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • HDS 518: Data Science I
  • HDS 532: Data Visualization

Master's Degree

Managment Track

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance or
    POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • AHE 505: Statistics II
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology & Evidence for Outcomes Research
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • HDS 518: Data Science I
  • HDS 532: Data Visualization
  • HDS 538: Implementation Science
  • HDS 527: Analytics Leadership
  • Elective in HDS or AHE
  • HDS 652: Strategic Capstone Portfolio & Presentation

Research Track

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance or
    POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • AHE 505: Statistics II
  • HDS 500: Intro to Data Management
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • HDS 502: Advanced Data Analysis
  • HDS 518: Data Science I
  • HDS 519: Data Science II
  • HDS 532: Data Visualization
  • Elective in HDS or AHE
  • HDS 651 Capstone Research Project

Both tracks culminate in a Capstone Project which incorporates knowledge and skills gained through the Masters Program education. The Capstone should advance knowledge which can be applied to the studetn's discipline and/or organization.

Program Outcomes

The HDS program prepares graduates to be successful in the ever-changing healthcare environment that is driven by data and analytics by preparing them to:

Graduate Certificate  
  • Explores the vital roles of data, information, and information systems in the implementation and evaluation of healthcare and value-based care initiatives
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of data science, the practice of obtaining, modeling and interpreting data
  • Adopt data visualization techniques that contribute to effective presentations and dashboards
  • Provides a foundation for population health beginning with a working definition, incorporating public health science and policy.
Master’s Degree (above plus)
 
All Tracks
  • Evaluate and apply multivariate statistical methodologies for various study designs of efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare
Management Track
  • Apply management and leadership skills to data-driven decision-making and learn to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Manage HDS projects in real-world healthcare settings
  • Addresses implementation science and presents a multidisciplinary framework and methodology to promote the integration of scientific evidence into healthcare practice, policy and research
Research Track
  • Learn key programming techniques for data wrangling, statistical modeling and predictive analytics
  • Learn advanced data science methods including supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms
  • Conduct HDS research in real-world healthcare settings