A graduate credential in health informatics and analytics will enhance your skills and qualifications, increase your earning potential and help you reach your personal and professional goals. The decision you make about where to apply and what to study will have a permanent impact on your professional life. The School of Data Science offers a Graduate Certificate and a Master’s degree in Health Informatics and Analytics accessible for full- and part-time students.

Whether you’re just starting out in the world of health care, data, or contemplating your next move in a professional career, the UNC Charlotte HIA program aims to meet your individual goals and excel in your career path.


The School of Data Science HIA program admits students throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Priority will be given to applications received by March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. Applications will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis as space permits. Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.

*The application process is managed by the UNC Charlotte Graduate School and UNC Charlotte International Admissions Office.


The HIA program consists of two options: a 15-credit hour graduate certificate and a 36-credit hour master’s degree.

The HIA program is designed to meet the individual needs of our students. The graduate certificate can be completed in as little as 11 months. Our master’s program offers the flexibility to complete a full-time degree in 18 months or part-time in as little as two years.

Evening courses are held at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus and daytime classes are held at the Main Campus. Both locations have convenient, dedicated parking and are within walking distance of the light rail. Classes are held year-round, during two 15-week semesters (fall and spring) and one 10-week or two 5-week sessions during the summer.

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