MSHI Healthcare Analytics

Align your career path with the rapid growth of healthcare analytics and learn how to transform data into actionable information. Earn a 100% online Master of Science degree focused on healthcare analytics.
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The Healthcare Analytics concentration of the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) from USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine enables you to position yourself as a leader in the digital reorganization of the nation’s healthcare system.

Deep knowledge of healthcare analytics will allow you to make effective use of the vast volume of digital data to improve healthcare operations and delivery. Healthcare analytics jobs are vital for hospitals, clinics, private practices and other organizations to ensure their computing infrastructure meets the evolving needs of its administrators, providers and patients.

USF Health’s MSHI Healthcare Analytics program requires 32 credit hours (11 courses) to complete, while competitive programs require 33-45 credit hours (12-15 courses).

MSHI Healthcare Analytics - Who Should Enroll

Prospective students who would benefit from this program include graduates of a health informatics program, physicians, nurses or pharmacists who wish to gain a greater understanding of statistics, data mining, management, and reporting, as well as students with an engineering background interested in healthcare applications.

Essentially, this program is for anyone who needs a solid grounding in how analytics are used to improve clinical and organizational processes and outcomes and make data-driven decisions in the healthcare industry.

The program is designed for the edification of clinicians and health professionals who want to lead the future of digital data use in healthcare, as well as working IT professionals and others who want to move into the healthcare industry with an analytics role.

What You'll Learn

A Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics provides a working knowledge of the tools necessary to shape the collection, management, analysis, reporting and sharing of healthcare data and information to support decision-making.

You’ll improve your ability to think analytically, implement creative problem-solving and encourage organizational strategists to make data-driven decisions.

Our Healthcare Analytics Program Prepares You for Several Industry Certifications*

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) – Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)®
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine – Clinical Informatics Certification
  • Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) – Certified Associate in
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)
  • Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) – Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Certified Associate Professional in Project Management (CAPM)®

*Students must meet all exam eligibility requirements outlined.

**CAPM® seekers will need to enroll in HIM6664-Healthcare Project Management, an elective in the MSHI Healthcare Analytics degree track in order to gain knowledge relevant to the certification exam.

Healthcare Analytics Careers

A Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics can help position graduates to work in strategic planning, clinical process and quality improvement, integration, implementation and evaluation of clinical and administrative information systems in healthcare provider systems, hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, health information systems vendors, consulting groups, government agencies and other healthcare organizations. Specific roles that graduates might fill include:
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Population Health Officer
  • Vice President of Advanced Analytics
  • Data Scientist/Analytics
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Analytics Advisor
  • Director of Analytics
  • Research Manager
  • Director of Decision Support
  • Product Developer
  • Data Consultant
  • Vice President of Quality Improvement




Known nationally for its innovative curriculum with an emphasis on improving healthcare through interprofessional education, research and clinical activities. MCOM is uniquely equipped to focus on integrating health informatics with modern healthcare delivery. Trained clinicians and IT professionals with experience working in hospital wards, emergency rooms and clinics are best qualified to blend informatics with medical knowledge and have special insight into the tools required for healthcare decision making.

USF Health’s MCOM is:

Why the University of South Florida

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks many of the USF graduate programs among the top 100 Best Graduate Schools (2021). 
  • USF Health is the nation’s first medical school in the United States offering graduate programs in health informatics and analytics 100% online.
  • USF graduates will enter the job market not only with a degree from a prestigious university, but can also receive a SAS Approved Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics, the leader in analytics software.
  • USF Health is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP), a distinction reserved for institutions that meet HIMSS’ rigorous standards for delivering world-class, effective healthcare and health IT education.
  • USF is also a member of the HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate (AOA) program, qualifying eligible students for a complimentary HIMSS student membership, Learning Center access, and a variety of HIMSS discounts.
The University of South Florida is:

The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida.

The master’s degree in health informatics program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Median salary of medical and health service managers in the U.S.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at .

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Information provided is not intended to represent a complete list of hiring companies or job titles, and degree program options do not guarantee career or salary outcomes. Students should conduct independent research for specific employment information.
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Academic Calendar

SUMMER 1 – 2021

Application Deadline April 16, 2021
Start Date May 3, 2021
End Date June 27, 2021

SUMMER 2 – 2021

Application Deadline June 11, 2021
Start Date June 28, 2021
End Date August 22, 2021

FALL 1 – 2021

Application Deadline August 6, 2021
Start Date August 23, 2021
End Date October 17, 2021

FALL 2 – 2021

Application Deadline October 1, 2021
Start Date October 18, 2021
End Date December 12, 2021

SPRING 1 – 2022

Application Deadline December 17, 2021
Start Date January 10, 2022
End Date March 6, 2022

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