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Master of Science in Health Informatics: Data Analytics Specialization

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Specialize in Data Analytics and Improve Healthcare for Patients

92% 2019–20 Graduation Rate

High Growth for Analytics Jobs

No GRE/GMAT Required

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  • Duration 2.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $757
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • CAHIIM accredited
  • Three starts per year
  • Eight-week sessions
  • No application fee — now accepting applications
  • Prepare for health informatics careers with skills in data analytics
  • Convenient online format

Crunch the Numbers. Uncover Insights. Improve Patient Care.

Healthcare data holds keys for improving patient care — if you have the expertise to find them.

Prepare to mine data for healthcare solutions with The University of Scranton’s online master’s degree in Health Informatics. The optional Data Analytics specialization offers skills for careers where you connect the dots within big data to help bolster patient care across populations.

Data Analytics Specialization

What’s buried in healthcare data? Opportunities for making patient care more efficient and less costly. Specialize in Data Analytics to begin gleaning big data for essential insights. You’ll engage in an education that matches the quality of similar analytics courses but led by the expert faculty found only at The University of Scranton.

Practical Healthcare Data Analytics Skills

Modality: Fully online

There is growing interest in using data analytics to elevate patient outcomes and reduce costs.1 The University of Scranton’s faculty designed these Data Analytics courses to help you analyze complex healthcare data and find ways to streamline patient care.

In the first of two module courses, you’ll explore the statistical concepts and techniques needed to inform decision-making in your data analytics career. Plus, focus on the business applications of descriptive statistics, probability theory, and more.

Before you advance into the specialization courses, get introduced to the quantitative approaches that organizations use to make better decisions. You will begin learning about linear programming, spreadsheet modeling, simulation, and other tasks performed in data analytics jobs.

The MBA 501C prerequisite will be waived for health informatics students.

Specialization Courses

Business analytics isn’t merely a supporting tool — it’s a strategic weapon in today’s competitive business environment. Engage in hands-on exercises to learn data visualization and mining, statistical and predictive modeling, and other analytics competencies.

Discover analytic processes for finding patterns and systematic relationships between variables in big data. Plus, learn to validate your findings while exploring data preparation, modeling, evaluation, and application.

Learn how to use data visualization in storytelling and best practices that apply to healthcare careers. You will also gain hands-on experience with Tableau software, one of the top visualization programs that organizations want candidates to know when hiring for data analytics jobs.

Qualify for Healthcare Data Analytics Careers

Prepare for a career in data analytics and advance as a healthcare leader. Pursue the online master’s degree in Health Informatics with a Data Analytics specialization.

Healthcare organizations view data analytics as central to their success.2 As a result, hiring is rising for jobs that demand data mining, data visualization, and other analytics skills. Prepare for these roles by earning your master’s degree with a Data Analytics specialization.

Senior Information Analyst $90,860 per year3

Health Information Managers and Directors (Master’s Educated) $106,000 per year4

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

Yes, you can select a Data Analytics specialization. It includes courses that enable you to master predictive analytics, data mining, creating data visualizations and more. Once you gain these skills, you can contribute to decision-making that could make healthcare delivery more efficient. Learn more about the Data Analytics specialization.

No. You can follow the general track or choose the optional Data Analytics specialization. Visit the Curriculum Details page to learn about the courses offered in each track.

The online MS in Health Informatics degree program offers an optional specialization in Data Analytics. You can choose to follow the general or specialized track when you enroll or change tracks later in the program. Keep in mind that the specialization requires two additional prerequisite courses. As such, you may need more time to finish the program if you change tracks after enrollment. Visit the Curriculum Details page to learn the requirements for each track.

Health data analytics expertise is in high demand, and with good reason. By learning to mine vast data sets and connect the dots within them, you can help organizations elevate healthcare delivery and lower costs. Select the Data Analytics specialization to master skills that help you lead health informatics teams. You will delve into these areas and beyond:

  • Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics
  • Data mining and visualization techniques
  • Predictive modeling, optimization, and simulation

Learn more about the Data Analytics specialization.


  1. Big Data Analytics in Health: An Overview and Bibliometric Study of Research Activity | Health Information and Libraries Journal
  2. 2019 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey | Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc.
  3. Senior Information Analyst Salaries | Glassdoor
  4. Labor Insight™ | Burning Glass Technologies