Master of Health Informatics and Analytics

Healthcare is changing and so are the skills needed to succeed.

UNC Charlotte’s Health Informatics and Analytics Master’s program is designed in conjunction with industry leaders in the field, with the purpose of transforming the quality and efficiency of health care through data. Our unique programs provide students with the skills and knowledge to analyze and transform data into actionable intelligence in the pursuit of a healthier society.

The HIA graduate program at UNC Charlotte offers an exceptional educational experience for those looking to excel in the healthcare industry. With a comprehensive course format and a distinguished faculty composed of industry experts, the School of Data Science HIA program provides a truly unique graduate education in one of the top cities to launch a career.

Graduate Pathways

Our program provides two academic paths: a Graduate Certificate and a Master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate can be completed in just 11 months, while the Master’s degree can be achieved in 18 months. The certificate option is designed to offer a focused introduction, equipping students with essential skills in Health Informatics and Analytics. Both programs are flexible, with courses during the evening or day to cater to the needs of both full-time and part-time students.

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics (15 Credit Hours)

The traditional Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics (HIA) is delivered in an in-person format, designed for both full and part-time students. Courses are offered in the evening to allow access for working professionals. Interested candidates can apply to start in the fall or spring semester. Up to 15 credit hours earned in the certificate can be applied towards the Master’s degree.

Master’s Degree in Health Informatics and Analytics (36 Credit Hours)

The MS in Health Informatics and Analytics incorporates and builds off the same core curriculum as the HIA Graduate Certificate program. Upon entering into the HIA program, students choose in consultation with the Program Director one of the two concentrations, the Health Services Outcomes (HSO) Concentration or the Data Science (DS) Concentration, based on their prior training and experience. The HSO Concentration is most suitable for students with a health-related background, while the DS Concentration assumes more background in computing and statistics.