Use data analytics to solve health care’s biggest challenges.

Put big data to use to improve health care and advance your career.

Launch a career in a rapidly evolving field1 where you can make a difference. The online Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Data Analytics (HCDA) places you in the lead for transforming the way people are cared for in clinics, hospitals and beyond. Using technology to identify patterns and opportunities in health information data, you can help improve the patient care experience and, ultimately, help save lives.

At Marquette University, you’ll find a health care data analytics master’s degree program that looks at data science through a lens of ethics and social issues, providing a critical perspective for modern health care. In as few as 24 months, you can earn a degree completely online that delivers a strong foundation in computer science to blend analytical skills with the health care context you need to excel in the field.

Lead health care into the future

Build the knowledge and skills to excel at the role ranked No.1 for increasing demand2 in the expanding field of health care.3
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Earn more than just a degree

A degree from Marquette connects you to expert faculty and a powerful network of alumni across the nation. It’s no wonder the university ranks No. 6 for job placement.4
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Serve patients beyond the bedside

Make meaningful change to the health care industry. Learn how to apply ethics to data analytics and evaluate health data challenges through a social issue lens.

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Health Care Data Analytics vs Health Informatics

Both health care data analysts and health informaticists conduct important work for health care systems. However, these roles interact differently with data and the skills and degrees needed to excel in them vary.

While someone with a health informatics master’s degree might evaluate technology and implement a system to collect data, individuals with master’s degrees in health care data analytics are trained to investigate data to find patterns and meaning that can be used for high-level decision-making.

Health informaticists plan for and administer health information technology (IT) systems while health care data analysts analyze the data collected by those systems to make educated decisions.

Get your degree from a partner of the nation’s leading health information organization

Marquette University is a proud member of the HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate (AOA) Program. HIMSS is the health care industry’s membership organization focused on better health through information technology. Marquette hopes to produce experts who can lead efforts alongside HIMSS to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

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Priority application deadline
November 18
Spring 2023 term
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January 6
Spring 2023 term
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January 17
Spring 2023 term
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