Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the goal of this program?

The program is designed to provide students with knowledge and fundamental analytic skills to contribute to the health outcomes research and scholarly activities that improve healthcare knowledge and practice. Students will be trained with techniques and analytics strategies that will articulate analytics as a core strategy, transform health data into actionable insights, and develop statistically sound and robust analytic solutions to health data. This program will address the increasing demand of healthcare analytics by strengthening the partnership between local hospitals, health organizations, and community agencies.


2. Who should consider the program?

The program is designed for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in healthcare, education, management, computer science, or related disciplines. The program will also help professionals interested in career advancement or, possibly, a career change.


3. Is the program accredited?

EVMS is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


4. Can the courses be completed in any order?

No, the courses are structured to be completed in the sequence depicted on this website. Deviation from the course sequence should be approved by the program director.


5. How much time will typically be required per week for studying and completing assignments?

Time may vary but, on average, students should expect to spend about 12-15 hours per week.


6. Am I eligible to receive federal financial aid?

Partial aid might be possible for U.S. citizens. The EVMS Office of Financial Aid can provide guidance.