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Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Data Analytics

Starting Fall 2022

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Earn a Master of Science degree in healthcare data analytics and defend the frontlines of medical data privacy and management. Meet the growing needs of our community by joining the global workforce in this cutting-edge field.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics degree is a unique program designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the healthcare system. With the rise in patient visits, research information, and administrative duties, there is an increase in the amount of data that needs to be managed. Innovation and support of the healthcare industry is becoming critical, and leaders in cybersecurity, analytics, and technology management are imperative to a thriving healthcare industry. With the growing demands of telehealth, data privacy, and cybersecurity, a number of healthcare tech companies are emerging and looking to serve the evolving healthcare market. As medical technologies improve and the current healthcare climate changes with the needs of the community, the demand for companies to create scalable solutions for a larger patient population is critical.

Careers in Healthcare Data Analytics include:

  • Bioinformatics Analyst – median base pay at $87,590 1   
  • Clinical Data Manager– median base pay at $113,116 1
  • Data scientist – median base pay at $131,000, ranked 3rd in “best jobs in America 2022” 2
  • Machine Learning Scientist - median base pay at $130,489, ranked 6th in “best jobs in America 2022” 2
  • Data engineer – median base pay at $131,673, ranked 7th in “best jobs in America 2022” 2
  • Medical Writer – median base pay at $100,000 3
  1. Healthcare Outlook’s Top 10 Data Science Jobs in Healthcare Industry
  2. Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022
  3. Indeed’s Salaries in the United States

The median salary for medical and health services professionals is $104,280, with higher earning potential seen at $195,630. 2

In the US, there is expected to be an estimated shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics anticipates that the demand for Nurse Practitioners will increase 52% between 2020 and 2030 and for Registered Nurses, it is expected to increase 9%.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics degree is for current professionals in healthcare and leadership positions responsible for administration, analytics, cyber protection, and other key facets of the healthcare information industry. This degree provides a path for Healthcare Data Analytics personnel to explore new ground in this unique and rapidly evolving field. It is also designed for those with a background in health and data science such as: medical doctors, dentists, nurses, or other medical practitioners. 

Students are given an avenue to pursue a deep proficiency in this area using interdisciplinary methods taught by industry-leader faculty. Graduates will contribute significantly to the field through the creation of new knowledge, ideas, and technology. The Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics program is designed as a bridging degree for experts interested in the advancement, expansion, and support of the healthcare sector on a national and international level. It is not a degree of administration in a healthcare environment, but one that focuses on the wider and emerging technologies of the industry. 

The completion of the Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics requires the student to produce, present, and defend a research thesis after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the Review Board. 

Why Capitol?

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Expert guidance in data analytics

Degree courses are taught by a faculty of industry experts who know the means to success within the field.

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Proven academic excellence

Study at an award-winning, STEM university that specializes in technology education in high-demand fields.

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Program is 100% online

Our Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Data Analytics is offered 100% online with access to the resources needed to complete the program.

Faculty

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is Dean of doctoral programs at Capitol Technology University. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 115 successful Doctorate successes.

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Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Dr. Juanita Butler

Dr. Juanita Butler

Assistant to the Dean of Doctoral Programs/Doctoral Faculty

Dr. Juanita Butler is Doctoral Faculty and the Assistant Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University. She has served as a Professor of Practice at Capitol in the Master's program and is currently teaching Doctoral courses. She has previously taught at the University of South Florida in the CCA program and University of the People.

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. William (Bill) Butler is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2021, Dr. Butler served as Cybersecurity Chair for 8 years at Capitol Tech. Earlier in his career, he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Dr. Butler holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Career Opportunities

Market Demand

Market demand for healthcare data analytics expertise

Learn the necessary skills to take on a leadership role and become an analyst, specialist, or trusted expert in the field.

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A degree that brings innovation to any organization

Graduates will contribute significantly to the healthcare data analytics industry through the creation of new knowledge and ideas. 


Degree Details


Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $630, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $877, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application

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