Healthcare is more than just doctors, nurses, and insurance providers—there are entire professions of people working behind the scenes to support the healthcare system and ensure that it functions properly. One such position is the Healthcare Analyst, which tasks its professionals with making critical analytic decisions, managing data, and managing information based on extensive knowledge of the healthcare systems today’s practitioners work in. Alliant International University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics (MSHCA) offered through our California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is the program that delivers a quality education in advanced healthcare data analysis with emphases on information systems design, foundation of policy, optimization of clinical and medical service quality, the integration of statistical data, and more.
So, if you have a healthcare background and are looking to do something different, or if you have an analytic background looking to change into a career in the fast-growing world of healthcare, our MSHCA Degree Program may just be the right choice for you.
A degree in Healthcare Analytics opens up a world of career opportunities, such as: Computer Scientist, Application Developer, Software Developer, IT Analyst, Data Architect, IT Architect, Data Warehouse Analyst, Business Intelligence Manager, Software Engineer, Database Consultant, and many others.
Learn through a combination of research, writing, presentations, discussions, debates, and either an internship or a team-based capstone project to arm you with the vital experience you need before entering the field.
Study with actively practicing and expert faculty who will pass on their expertise from extensive careers of working with corporations, businesses, and in a direct healthcare setting, where they have seen the current issues and are training you to be the solutions of the future.
“Analytics driven clinical outcomes help achieve greater performance in healthcare management and alleviate the pressures on health systems, which ultimately drives greater patient care and support structures.”
Dr. Aaron WesterProgram Lead Faculty
CSML’s MS in Healthcare Analytics program now has an Honors Program for high-achieving students.
This Honors Program cohort will meet once a month for a deep-dive discussion on contemporary trending industry issues, gaps, advances, and opportunities and will engage in research projects led by faculty that are designed to further the reach of their education in a manner commensurate with their existing academic achievement. This research can lead to pieces for publication in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and the teams who successfully publish pieces will be listed as research authors in the publication itself.
Each and every student within the Honors Program will also receive professional executive mentoring on their selected career path, CV creation, and interviewing advice, as we guide our graduates to be prepared to make their impact in their career as soon as possible.
Finally, Honors Program members will assist instructors and gain invaluable experience as both a teacher and a leader as they work with these professors on assignment preparation, assisting students with coursework, and will ultimately conduct student-perspective evaluations in courses where they will provide feedback to instructors on student perceptions of course instruction.
The Honors Program is for students that have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above for 2 consecutive terms, and will be required to pass a CSML faculty interview as well.
Industry Curriculum Partners
Program content and curriculum are developed in collaboration with industry experts including: Sriram Bharadwaj, Director of Applications and Chief Information Security Officer, Acting Interim CIO, UC Irvine Health; Brett Garcia, Health Plan Supervisor at Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Aaron Wester, Core Faculty at California School of Management and Leadership.
Frequently Asked Questions
The MSHCA degree program affords its graduates a career field ready to accept them with open arms. Between now and 2026, in the field Medical and Health Service Management positions—the umbrella healthcare analytics falls under—there are expected to be over 70,000 new jobs for graduates of this program, and others like it, to fill around the country. This represents a 20% growth over the existing need in this position and represents one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the medical professions overall. It is safe to say that the outlook for graduates of this program is just about as sunny as it can get.
In addition to working as a healthcare analyst, graduates of the MSHCA degree program can also find themselves working as nursing home administrators, clinical managers, insurance analysts, health information technology vendors, healthcare consultant, within federal and state government agencies, among many other positions that would require the specialized expertise you bring to the table with this degree.
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.
Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.
While there are no required licensure exams for Health Care Analysts, the American Health Information Management Association does offer examinations for those looking to achieve unique distinction in this field and become a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA). Earning the CHDA certification can help you:
- Validate mastery and specialized competence
- Demonstrate professionalism and commitment
- Exhibit broad organizational knowledge
- Facilitate professional development
The Master’s in Healthcare Analytics degree program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during those enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.
The Master’s in Healthcare Analytics degree is a 33-credit program and takes a minimum of 1 years to complete, across 7 terms.
Program Campus Locations
The Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics program is offered on-campus and will be offered online starting in 2020. Click an image below to learn more about the campus and what it has to offer.
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