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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Data Science Certificate

This program is not currently accepting new students. Please contact the Department of Health Professions at 303-615-1200 or hep@msudenver.edu for more information.



Health Data Science is a field that focuses on applying information science methods to analyze and understand health care information, to progress from raw data to knowledge for improved decision-making and care delivery. Health Data Science uses interactive data analytic tools to explore large sets of health data to improve patient care and outcomes, improve effectiveness and efficiency of health operations, decrease costs and risk, and manage the health of populations.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is being offered to individuals with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in a field related to health care or information technology. Occupations may include nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, computer programmers or other information technology professionals.

To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. complete 18 credit hours of courses as recommended by the certificate program;
  2. achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the certificate program courses;
  3. earn at least a “C” or better in each of the certificate courses; and
  4. earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver.

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Health Professions  at 303-615-1200 to schedule an appointment for an advising session either in person or by phone.