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Master's Certificate in Healthcare Analytics Online

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Take Your Healthcare Career to the Next Level

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11 Months

12 Credit Hours

$1,220 per Credit Hour

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Become a Leader in Healthcare Analytics with a Certificate

Brandeis University’s online master’s certificate in healthcare analytics provides the skills to improve healthcare decision-making, drive change and positively impact patient outcomes. Our online certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied to various master’s programs, including our MS in Bioinformatics.

Students must be working in healthcare to qualify for the certificate. No prior programming experience is required to enroll.

Brandeis Healthcare Analytics Master’s Certificate is a collaboration between Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies and Brandeis International Business School.

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Gain the Skills for Success with a Master’s Certificate

4 Courses

11 Months

Our courses provide the tools to speak fluently about data analytics in a healthcare setting. After completing a mini capstone project, you’ll be uniquely prepared to pursue leadership positions or transition to a more analytics-focused role. Skill development in Python, R, Tableau and more ensures you graduate with applicable technical skills.

Required Courses

Gives students an overview of the history, concepts, purpose, and building blocks of healthcare analytics. Topics will include data acquisition and management, data analysis and visualization, and storytelling with data. Using case studies and other applied assignments, students will learn how to use statistical techniques to plan, deliver, and improve healthcare services, interpret data to make evidence-based decisions, and visualize large amounts of data to generate reports that tell a story. Given the rapidly advancing nature of the field, the course will touch on the latest technologies for healthcare data analytics. This course will also prepare students to begin work on the healthcare analytics capstone project, to be completed by the end of the program.

Teaches theory and best practices of modern healthcare analytics with attention to classification and prediction models. We cover preparation, visualization, and exploration of data and provide hands-on experience with the main methods of data mining and machine learning. In working with RStudio and R packages, students will become experienced in the creation of accurate models, as well as professional communication of their analytic results.

Some of the most important recent innovations in healthcare analytics are rooted in the fields of data mining and machine learning. In this course we will study a variety of major techniques currently applied to healthcare data, always in the context of real problems, and the search for actionable results. We will regularly move between theory and practice, working through the challenges of coding and managing data sources in a flexible yet efficient manner.

Designed to provide students with an understanding of the challenges of collecting and maintaining electronic health data. The course focuses on issues specific to health data and the systems implemented to collect and store it. This includes an overview of various types of hospital systems; methods used to interface between systems; and operations issues typical of hospital systems. The course also includes a study of the evolving health care regulatory environment and common classifications for health care data. By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate and identity health care data set problems and implement EHR-based solutions to the source data.

Among the most promising developments in data analytics is the growth in Data/Information Visualization. Across numerous disciplines, tools and techniques are emerging that help people interactively analyze and understand the flood of data now available. There is rapid growth in the availability of tools and also in the number of domains in which these techniques are deployed, including healthcare.

Visualization can tap into the ways in which health professionals rapidly and intuitively process information, taking advantage of IT tools to move beyond tabular displays and simple graphs. The theory and techniques of data visualization not only make information accessible, but also can open paths to exploration of cause and effect.

This course provides an overview of the field of data visualization, presenting current theory and best practices to students. We will rely heavily on hands-on learning, developing skills in Tableau and R. Although we naturally will use particular software, the lessons are aimed at principles so that students can continue to refine their skills as new tools emerge. Students will learn to evaluate and assess existing visualizations as well as develop their own information-rich interactive displays.

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Pursue In-Demand Healthcare Analytics Jobs

Our master’s certificate provides comprehensive training in healthcare analytics that can immediately help in your current role or be leveraged to advance into a more senior position. This stackable credential can be applied to our relevant graduate programs, as well.

Top Jobs for Healthcare Analytics Graduates

Hospital Administrator $262,890 per year1

Data Analyst $100,910 per year2

Value of a Certificate

With a certificate from Brandeis, students learn the tools and techniques to advance their skills and benefit their employer through rigorous graduate coursework. Enrollment is simple, and you can complete the program in under a year. This master’s-level credential is stackable toward multiple degree paths at Brandeis, including our bioinformatics degree.

What You’ll Learn

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Enrollment Deadline 06/11/2024

Start Date 07/10/2024

Enrollment in our healthcare analytics certificate program is simple. Follow the steps below to sign up.

Online Enrollment FormEnroll now.
Prerequisite degreeBachelor’s degree or significant experience in the field at a partner organization.
Work experienceTo be eligible for the program, you must have professional experience in the healthcare field and be currently employed.
Additional requirementsInclude an updated resume that outlines your current and recent work experience.

Finance Your Brandeis Experience

$1,220 Cost per Credit

12 Total Credits

College is a considerable investment. We are committed to providing accelerated higher educational experiences that offer a return on your investment. We guide each student through the process and offer tuition discounts and convenient payment plans for eligible students.


  1., Hospital Administrators, on the internet at (visited July 20, 2023).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Data Scientist, on the internet at (visited June 9, 2023).