MS in Data Science -
Healthcare Analytics

Become a leader in Healthcare Analytics with a 30-credit MS in Data Science.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Master’s (MS) in Data Science - Healthcare Analytics concentration is a 30-credit on-campus (Storrs Campus) graduate degree focused on data science methods used within healthcare-related fields. Consisting of 18 credits of UConn data science core courses paired with 9 credits of Healthcare Management and Insurance (HCMI) courses, the program culminates with a 3-credit capstone project. The capstone experience provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of how to apply data science knowledge and techniques within the healthcare system and related fields.

A data science master’s program for the next generation of healthcare data analysts.

The healthcare data analytics MS in DS concentration is designed for insurance and healthcare data professionals seeking expertise in text analysis, machine learning, big data frameworks and visual analytics and their application within the healthcare industry. Healthcare data science incorporates quantitative modeling to analyze large data sets within specific spheres of practice, such as, health care insurance, clinical trials research, health informatics and digital medical records analysis.

Data Science trained healthcare analysts are in demand.

Within the Healthcare Analytics concentration, students are encouraged to develop highly sought after career skills enabling them to apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, as well as,identify and report on health-related trends. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projections through 2030 indicate that the demand for highly trained data analysis professionals in healthcare will continue to outpace the overall US employment market. Further, just behind the rapidly expanding leisure and hospitality industry, employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow faster than all other sectors. Why? Both sectors serve an aging population that demand and require the services offered by the industry groups.  

Graduates are well prepared for employment in data science careers in both the public and private sectors, including, health-care companies, healthcare consultants, and insurance companies. Related job titles include Healthcare Analyst, Business Analyst with Healthcare, Healthcare Business Analyst, Healthcare Project Manager, Healthcare Data Analyst, and Business Systems Analyst.

Core Courses

  • STAT 5405 Applied Statistics for Data Science (3 credits)
  • STAT 5125 Statistical Computing for Data Science (3 credits)
  • CSE 5819 Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits)
  • CSE 5713 Data Mining and Management (3 credits)
  • OPIM 5501 Data Visualization and Communication (2 credits)
  • EPSY 5641 Research Design and Measurement for Data Science (2 credits)
  • ARE 5353  Data Ethics and Equity (2 credits)

Specialty Courses (choose 3 of the following)

  • HCMI 5240 – Health Care Organization and Management (3 credits)
  • HCMI 5243 – Health Care Economics (3 credits)
  • HCMI 5686 – Health Insurance and Risk Management (3 credits)
  • OPIM 5508 – Healthcare Analytics and Research Methods (3 credits)

Capstone Project

  • GRAD 5800 Applied Capstone in Data Science (3 credits)

Department Contact

Lynsi Vaitukaitis

Overall job growth - 10 years

Median Salary

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healthcare and social assistance top industry jobs

Labor Insight:  Source: Burning Glass Technologies. Labor Insight™. 2021.

Application Deadline

Fall 2023: June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

UConn’s Master’s in Data Science is an 11-month cohort based full-time in-person program and is eligible for F-1 and J-1 visa sponsorship. Courses are offered on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs, CT USA Campus. This program is eligible for the STEM OPT extension that affords certain F-1 graduate students an opportunity to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The program does not offer graduate assistantships and scholarships at this time.