Master of Science in Health Analytics Online

The continued explosive growth of health data has created great opportunities to improve the quality and delivery of patient care and a great need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to retrieve, interpret, and act on that data.

The Northwestern University master's program in Health Analytics combines the domain knowledge of the vast and complex health sector with the interdisciplinary skills of data science to prepare students for important roles at the forefront of efforts to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. 

Drawing on the strengths of partnerships with faculty and staff in Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the curriculum offers students the opportunity to build their expertise in a hands-on, leading-edge program that is ideal for those with either a clinical background or for those with quantitative and technical experience.



Headshot of Tim Owolabi, who graduated from the Northwestern SPS online MS in Health Analytics program

Northwestern stuck out because it blends informatics and data science. I knew that I would come out of the program with skills that I wouldn’t be able to acquire any other way.”

Timothy Owolabi, MD, MS in Health Analytics ('23)

Timothy's Full Story

Physicians need data to learn how to use new technology to help patients. Medicine is difficult to change and being part of that change is exciting. ”

Niccole Diaz, MS in Health Analytics ('22)

Niccole's Full Story

Niccole Diaz graduated from the Northwestern SPS MS in Health Analytics program in 2022

Master of Science in Health Analytics Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the multiple sources of healthcare data generation (e.g., hospitals, payers, patients) and their relationships
  • Clean and manipulate healthcare data
  • Structure healthcare data
  • Query, analyze, interpret, and visualize representations of healthcare data
  • Generate and test hypotheses of healthcare data
  • Propose and implement analytics solutions for specific health industry problems
  • Place healthcare analytics in context for other leaders in healthcare organizations
  • Lead and develop analytics strategy for an organization or unit


The program shows students how to retrieve, clean, analyze, interpret, and communicate the meaning of healthcare data, which are all crucial skills for the success of healthcare organizations.”

Dr. Andrew Naidech, Faculty Director (former), MS in Health Analytics; Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Physician Informatics Director, Northwestern Medicine

More about the Master's in Health Analytics

Master of Science in Health Analytics Online Courses

Explore detailed descriptions of Master of Science in Health Analytics online courses.

Master of Science in Health Analytics Admission

A variety of factors are considered when your application is reviewed. Background and experience vary from student to student. For a complete list of requirements, see the Admission page for SPS graduate programs.

Tuition and Financial Aid for Health Analytics

Tuition for the Master of Science in Health Analytics program at Northwestern is comparable to similar US programs. Financial aid opportunities exist for students at Northwestern. Complete details can be found on the Health Analytics Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Registration Information for Health Analytics

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Careers in Health Analytics

The MS in Health Analytics will meet a market demand for workers who have both knowledge of the healthcare domain and the skills needed to retrieve, analyze, and interpret a wide range of health-related data. The program will serve both students who have a health industry background and are looking to move into analytics and students who have a computer science or tech background who want to work in the health sector.

For details visit the Master of Science in Health Analytics Career Options page.

Health Analytics Faculty

Instructors in the Master of Science in Health Analytics program at Northwestern are leaders in the field. They bring practical real-world experiences to the online classroom and engage with students on an interpersonal level. Get to know the instructors on our Health Analytics Program Faculty page. 

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