Health Data Analytics (MS)

Gain the skills needed to manage the robust and complex data in the healthcare industry.

The healthcare industry handles a massive amount of data, which is why many healthcare organizations are using business intelligence solutions to manage operational efficiency and resource management. Our Master of Science in Health Data Analytics shows you the importance of tracking data in a healthcare setting, such as knowing the number of occupied beds in hospitals, as well as understanding the bigger picture of healthcare delivery so organizations can make better decisions. You'll also learn to view and compare valuable healthcare analytics examples like the number of admissions, cost, diagnosis by department division and more, all in one place.

About Our Program

The program will teach students how to design a tiered marketing plan for face-to-face, web-based, and online marketing for a healthcare organization; the role of Information systems and technology in high-quality and efficient care delivery; how to compare and contrast health care reimbursement plans in the healthcare marketplace; how to construct a comprehensive business plan for a healthcare organization; and more. The program is comprised of 30 credit hours or 10 courses which can be completed in less than 2 years. This degree program is offered in a hybrid format where the five Data Analytics courses are offered face-to-face while the five Health Services courses are offered online. It qualifies as a STEM program that offers international students three years of OPT after graduation and will comply with international student visa requirements.

Employment in health data analytics is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade. Health data analytics graduates can find opportunities as department directors in a variety of healthcare and health insurance delivery environments, where data analytics skills are highly marketable.

We have a holistic admissions policy that assesses each candidate with respect to multiple dimensions. These include your life experiences, relevant work experience, and your academic record. We are invested in your success and in helping you to reach your personal and career goals as you earn your master's degree!

Here is a list of the 10 courses students will take as part of this MS degree program:

  1. HLSV 5450 - Health Services Administration (3 SCH)
  2. HLSV 5740 - Financial Issues in Health Services Administration (3 SCH)
  3. ADTA 5240 - Harvesting, Storing, and Retrieving Big Data (3 SCH)
  4. ADTA 5130 - Data Analytics 1 (3 SCH)
  5. ADTA 5230 - Data Analytics 2 (3 SCH)
  6. HLSV 5820 - Marketing Health Services (3 SCH)
  7. ADTA 5340 - Discovery and Learning with Big Data (3 SCH)
  8. HLSV 5550 - Health Insurance and Managed Care (3 SCH)
  9. HLSV 5940 - Health Services Administration Capstone (3 SCH)
  10. ADTA 5250 - Large Data Visualization (3 SCH)

Foundational information will be provided in all courses to help students succeed academically. 



Scholarships & more

The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service offers thousands in scholarships to students each year, including:

  • Cora A. Martin Scholarship
  • Rapoport/Friedsam Scholarship
  • Harry R. Kendall Scholarship

Health Data Analytics MS Application Process

Three-Step Application Process
The application process for the Health Data Analytics MS is a three-step process. The first two steps are completing two separate applications. After these applications have been processed, you may be invited to interview as part of the third step.

1. Application to Toulouse Graduate School

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School. Applicants typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours from their bachelor’s degree, or at least a 3.4 on a completed master’s degree. Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered by individual review. In order to apply to the graduate school, you will need to submit:

Transcripts must be sent directly to the graduate school. Official transcripts can either be sent electronically to or mailed to:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459 
Denton, TX 76203-5017

*All graduate applicants must meet the Toulouse Graduate School admission requirements, but most programs also have additional requirements and deadlines. Please see application steps 2 and 3.

2. Application to Rehabilitation and Health Services Department

Students must also apply to the department. Items you will need for this step include:

  • Department Application (link below)
  • Self-Statement
  • One Professional Letter of Recommendation

Your Self-Statement should be a double-spaced, typed essay outlining your academic interests, career goals, and how the program meets your needs. The statement and your resume will both need to be emailed to:

One professional letter is required from current or past employer, professor, or community leader, and should be submitted on appropriate letterhead with a signature. The letter should be emailed by your recommender to:


3. Interview with the Health Services Administration Faculty

Once the department has received all of your application materials, qualified applicants may be contacted to set-up an admissions interview. Interviews will either be conducted over the phone or through Zoom.

This STEM-focused program is offered on campus.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Azzama Alia at

The application deadline for Fall 2024 is May 1, 2024 although the recommended deadline for international applicants is March 15, 2024, to allow sufficient time to make any necessary visa/travel arrangements if admitted. All application materials must be turned into the Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services (RHS) by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the application deadline.

Program Coordinator

Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Program Coordinator Dr. Gayle Prybutok can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.

Gayle Prybutok, BSN, MBA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chilton 238P

Rehabilitation and Health Services

the RHS mission is to prepare professionals to enhance the lives of diverse populations including the aging population, individuals with disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic health concerns through training in advanced research, education and service delivery, or clinical practice.

Our department is comprised of community engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.
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