Health Analytics, MS

Students are required to complete 12 courses to earn the degree. The curriculum covers one entry level course (taken within first two quarters of the program) based on prior experience. Programming for Health Analytics entry course for students without a programming background and Introduction to Clinical Thinking entry course for students without clinical or healthcare experience. There are eleven core courses including a practicum course. Review curriculum details and elective choices while you consider applying to this program. Current students should refer to curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.


Course Title
Entry Courses (1 unit)
Complete one entry course in your first or second quarter of the program. 1
Programming for Health Analytics
Introduction to Clinical Thinking
Core Courses (11 units)
Introduction to American Healthcare, Digital Health, and Analytics
Data Literacy and Analytics in Healthcare
Data Security, Ethics and Governance
Statistical Analysis
Regression and Multivariate Analysis
Advanced Data Modeling for Health Analytics
Feature Engineering and Text Mining
Artificial Intelligence and Practical Machine Learning
Data Visualization and Storytelling
Health Analytics Leadership

Which entry course should I take?

  • Students without an analytics background (e.g., nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, physicians) should take MSHA 401-DL Programming for Health Analytics.
  • Students without a clinical background (e.g., engineering, economics, statistics) should take MHI 402-DL Introduction to Clinical Thinking.

Note: Students with neither an analytics or clinical background should take MSHA 401-DL Programming for Health Analytics.

About the Final Project

As their final course in the program, the Capstone is intended to be the culmination of coursework towards the MSHA degree. In the Capstone, students will

  • Apply tools learned during MSHA coursework to define a problem in healthcare
  • Define the data needed to resolve the problem
  • Perform the analysis
  • Communicate the results and conclusion of the analysis in written form