Advances in technology, the availability of large amounts of data and the rapid growth of electronic health data and analysis tools have led to an ever-increasing need for specific skills in data analytics. The Graduate Applied Data Science Certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed for working professionals looking to advance in the healthcare informatics industry.

Course Requirements

Course Number Semester Course Title Credits
MPH 701 Fall Introduction to Healthcare Analytics 3 Credits
MPH 703 Fall Programming Tools and Techniques in Data Management 3 Credits
MPH 627* Spring Data Visualization 3 Credits
MPH 612 Fall/Summer Statistical Reasoning for Public Health 3 Credits
MPH 704** Summer Predictive Data Analysis 3 Credits
    TOTAL 15 Credits
*Prerequisite - MPH 612
**Prerequisites - MPH 701 and MPH 703

Educational Format

Students must complete 15 credits, or five total, classes that are taught in three terms per year: fall, spring and summer. All students are paired with an academic adviser.

To accommodate working professionals, classes are offered online and in the evening on campus. Due to unforeseen circumstances, such as low registration numbers or COVID-19, classes offered on campus may be offered online.


Find the projected cost of attendance for the certificate under Public Health Graduate Certificates.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid may be available for any term in which a student is enrolled at least half-time, subject to timely completion of the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private education loans may be available for less than half-time study. Contact for information.

Tuition costs for the public health graduate certificates are based upon the number of credit hours taken per term. Tuition is due at the beginning of each term of your enrollment.