Health Data Science


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Experience Excellence in Health Analytics

Data science is among the fastest-growing fields across all industries, and healthcare is no exception. Our online Master of Science in Health Data Science and Health Data Science Certificate are designed for healthcare industry or data industry professionals looking to gain expertise in advanced machine learning, text analytics, programming, visual analytics, and big data framework within the healthcare industry

Prior to starting your first Health Data Science course, it is important to make sure that your foundational skills in the areas of statistics, data science math, SQL, and linear algebra. To learn more about HDS foundational skills and how to review, click here.

How to Apply

Key Program Highlights:

  • Two short campus visits to build necessary health data science skills
  • Courses delivered 100% online with two starts per year
  • Develop the needed skills needed in a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment and industry.


Program Details

Graduate Degree 
Apply by October 15 for spring admission
Can be completed in 14 months
Programs consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours)

Apply by October 15 for spring admission
Can be completed in 4 months
Program consists of 4 course (12 credit hours)

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Reasons to choose UNH

Our online program is designed for working professionals looking to play a critical role in patient and population health outcomes. Small student cohorts give students highly individualized attention from faculty with years of experience.

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Master of Science

Our MS program is built around developing both the technical skills needed to conduct these analyses and the research skills needed to translate this growing data into meaningful, actionable insights. You will learn the statistical foundations of health data science as well as health data architectures and data structures.

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Graduate Certificate 

The graduate certificate in health data science at UNH prepares students who have an interest in the field of health data science or are considering improving their analytic skills within their current role in the healthcare industry. Students receive credit toward the M.S. in health data science, should they wish to continue with the additional eight courses.

  • Robert McGrath
    Meet Your Faculty

    Dr. McGrath is the Everett B. Sackett Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. There he directs the Graduate Program in Heath Data Science and teaches courses in US Health Care Systems, Strategic Management, Ethics for Data Science and Applied Data Science Practice.

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