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MS in Healthcare Analytics

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Master’s in Healthcare Analytics Degree Overview

If you have a healthcare or analytic background, 并希望加深和拓宽您的专业知识或进入医疗保健领域, a master’s in healthcare analytics (MSHA) degree is for you. 该研究生课程将为您提供在医疗保健分析方面取得成功所需的知识和技能, 遵循数据分析的所有最佳实践,并能够将其应用于现代医疗保健的许多方面. This master’s in healthcare analytics program will prepare you to knowledgeably engage with stakeholders around health data science and analytics so that you can make a difference in your chosen healthcare organization.

Healthcare is more than just doctors, nurses, and insurance providers; it includes the people working behind the scenes to support the healthcare system and ensure it functions properly. As a healthcare analyst, you’ll make critical predictive and prescriptive analytic decisions, managing data and information. 您在健康数据分析方面的专业知识将在医院的各种角色中受到欢迎, clinics, healthcare devices or services companies, the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, and more. The MSHA program delivers a quality education in advanced healthcare data analysis with emphasis on information systems design, foundation of policy, optimization of clinical and medical service quality, the integration of statistical data, and more. A Master in Healthcare Analytics is a strategic decision for professionals who want to learn the relationship of healthcare management to big data, and health information technology. This interdisciplinary program merges information system, data management, and healthcare administration principles to equip graduates with the skills needed to drive innovation in the health services sector.

Now more than ever, 随着大流行提高了对这一领域的认识,卫生数据的数量继续增长, opportunities for healthcare professionals who know how to analyze and perform data mining to improve patient care are on the rise. With the exponential growth of big data in the healthcare industry, 熟练掌握健康数据管理的需求越来越大. Some topics we explore in our health analytics’ core courses include: design and management for healthcare informatics, methods for healthcare data analytics, public health informatics, and healthcare database design. Learn more about our course offerings below.


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Alliant CSML Celebrates New Partnership with HIMSS

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently designated the California School of Leadership and Management (CSML) at Alliant International University as an approved education partner (AEP). HIMSS is a premier reputable, recognized global advisor, thought leader, and member association committed to transforming the health ecosystem. 这是一个巨大的荣誉,我们非常感谢他们对CSML的认可. HIMSS赞扬了我们完善的研究生课程,为学生提供最新的技能, knowledge on a variety of healthcare topics and courses, and a real-world application of the educational content. We are thrilled to join this exclusive group of AEP organizations.

The benefits of being an AEP with HIMSS are numerous. CSML被授权提供MSHA和MSDA项目及其强大的课程,现在作为himss批准的项目. This partnership further strengthens the credibility of the skills and competencies which students receive throughout CSML degree programs. 从HIMSS/AEP合作学校获得学位将使你成为招聘人员更理想的候选人, and more competitive in the healthcare related marketplace. HIMSS成员也有资格获得CSML硕士和博士课程15%的学费减免.

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MSHA Program Highlights

Hands-on Learning

Learn through applied research, writing, presentations, discussions, debates, and an internship or a team-based capstone project using data queries, statistical modeling, algorithmic routines, and procedural logic you can use to benefit your current organization.

A Versatile Degree

本健康分析课程为您在医院不同部门的广泛工作中取得成功做好准备, clinics, healthcare device companies, the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, and more.

Honors Program

Students have the opportunity to participate in a research project which could lead to authorship and publication in a peer-reviewed journal, 通过学校的技术和定量分析项目,获得博客或SIGs(特殊兴趣小组).

Practical Training (CPT)

Practical training in the health professions is required and intended to develop professional and applied practice related skills and expertise in the student’s program through a variety of work and learning experiences which could involve supervised practical training and/or applied client projects. Learn More



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MSHA Degree Information

Honors Program


该荣誉项目团队将每月举行一次会议,深入讨论当代趋势行业问题, gaps, advances, and opportunities. It 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, 成功发表论文的团队将在出版物中被列为研究作者.

Each and every student within the honors program will also receive professional executive mentoring on their selected career path, CV creation, and interviewing advice, 因为我们指导我们的毕业生准备在他们的职业生涯中尽快产生影响.

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, assist students with coursework, and 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或以上连续两个学期,并将被要求通过CSML教师面试. 

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Industry Curriculum Partners


  • Sriram Bharadwaj, 前应用总监和首席信息安全官, Acting Interim CIO, UC Irvine Health 
  • Brett Garcia, Health Plan Supervisor at Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Aaron Wester, core faculty at CSML, previous Technical Products Specialist for Press Ganey Associates, and previous National Director Advanced Analytics, iProspect数据科学与研究/ Dentsu Aegis为Anthem医疗保健进行数据分析.


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Students in the MSHA ground program are required to participate in curricular practical training as part of their experiential learning throughout the program. Practical training is intended to develop professional and applied practice related skills and expertise in the student’s program through a variety of work and learning experiences which could involve supervised practical training and/or applied client projects. 这是整个学术课程从第一天开始到课程完成的要求. 国内学生可以直接联系CSML专业发展(CPD)协调员进行指导.  International students must apply for authorization for Curricular Practical Training to the Designated School Official (DSO).


CSML CPT Application Process for International Students

  1. Obtain a job offer letter from your employer. The offer letter needs the following: 
    1. To be on company letterhead  
    2. Start and end date. (For example: CPT start date is 10/17/22, End date is 08/20/2023) 
    3. 包括具体职责,办公地点,直接主管姓名和联系电话. 
    4. State that it is a part-time position 
    5. Include the following statement: “employer agrees to cooperate with the school in achieving the curricular purposes of the employment/training” 
  2. 完成CPT申请和CPT导师验证表. These forms are located on the student portal: 
  3. 将您的录取通知书和两份表格通过电子邮件发送给您在Alliant的项目主任/教师顾问. 
  4. Once they have signed the forms, please follow up and email  The DSO is the one who will give you the authorization to start working. 
  5. Also, if it is your first time in the USA, 你需要去社会保障局办公室取得一个社会安全号码, this process can take 2 or more weeks. Your employer will need your social security number for you to work. So please start the process as soon as possible. For the address of local Social Security Administration offices, see: 

Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?

In addition to working as a healthcare analyst, MSHA学位课程的毕业生也可以找到自己作为临床经理的工作, health data scientist, insurance analyst, health information technologist, pharmacist, physician, nurse, healthcare consultant, nursing home administrator, 或者在重视这种专业知识的联邦和州政府机构.


What scholarship and financial aid options are available?

私立和公立奖学金可以帮助你支付教育费用, Alliant为我们的许多学生提供机构奖学金. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities. 对于那些符合贷款条件的人,可以获得额外的经济援助, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.



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

When does the MSHA degree program start?

The MS in Health Analytics is offered as an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our eight-week term academic calendar.


How long does it take to complete the degree program?

The health analytics master’s program is a 33-credit program and takes approximately one year to complete across eight terms.

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"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 Wester
Program Lead Faculty

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