Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics

100% Online Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics

Turn data into applicable insights, improving quality care and solving healthcare challenges.

Healthcare Data Analytics is a growing health field. It requires professionals capable of collecting, analyzing, and translating health data to inform strategic decisions. As the volume of digital health data continues to accelerate, there is a demand for knowledgeable and capable workers. UNE Online’s Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics is designed to fill the need for qualified professionals, sharpening students’ in-demand skills and fast-tracking their careers.

At UNE Online we ensure our students are positioned for success in the field and prepared to earn recognized certifications, like The Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS), which demonstrates a person’s dedication to furthering education and professional knowledge. Earning industry certification proves to employers that you are well-prepared to lead in healthcare’s fastest-growing field. The CAHIMS credential allows you to stand apart in the competitive market, expand career opportunities, and establish expertise.


Current Application Deadline

August 12, 2024

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Courses begin September 4, 2024

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Why Choose the University of New England Online?

Fully Online

Fully Online

Courses are delivered fully online, allowing students the flexibility to complete coursework around their schedule.



UNE Online offers some of the most affordable and competitive tuition rates, allowing you to complete your program for less.

Free HIMSS Membership

Free HIMSS Membership

Our program is approved by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and students are eligible to join this global health technology network.

Flexible Scheduling

Flexible Scheduling

UNE Online offers rolling admissions for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics, allowing students to begin in the spring, summer, or fall.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics Outcomes

Students who successfully earn the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics will be able to:

  • Build a small relational database containing tables, views, and apply permissions to users using MySQL.
  • Perform basic statistical analysis to drive analytical results.
  • Apply advanced modeling and statistics using healthcare data to predict patient population trends.
  • Import, analyze, and visualize select data using R – a key open-source language for large data sets.
  • Transform descriptive data statistics using visualizations through Tableau.
  • Act as a liaison between clinicians, IT departments, and those conducting research.

The UNE Online Experience

It fits perfectly with my skill set, and I feel that it’s the most relevant to what I’d like to do with my career.

Ruthie Pearlman


Applicants to Healthcare Data Analytics come from a variety of professional experiences and academic backgrounds. Successful students are characterized by a demonstrated ability to succeed academically and the capacity to persevere and take on new challenges.

We review applicants in a comprehensive manner, taking into consideration their previous academic coursework, professional experiences, and application materials. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • No GRE Required

How to Apply:

Create an Online Portal Account to begin your application. To complete your online application you will need:

  • Current Resume/CV
  • Goal Statement/Essay: 500-1000 words. This statement should describe personal development and future goals; relevant professional experience; interest in graduate study in health informatics; and the capacity to succeed in a distance learning format, i.e., self-motivated, self-starter, comfortable with access to a computer and the internet.
  • Two professional/academic references
  • Official transcripts
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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics consists of 12 credit hours of coursework. All courses are 3-credit, graduate-level courses and are taught in eight-week terms. The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics is typically completed in two semesters (one course each 8-week term for a total of 8 months). Students may accelerate the time to complete the certificate by taking two courses at a time.

This course explores in depth database basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. The course addresses current needs in database design and use for optimized human-computer interaction, for rigorous security, and for robust modeling that can transform raw data into useful information. This course will also provide a deep exploration into data standards and what part that plays in the field of Informatics. Students will gain a solid understanding of, and extensive practice with, structured query language (SQL)..

Large data sets are not useful in their native state. Informaticists have to begin by defining the question that will be answered by the data and then organizing, analyzing, and visualizing the dataset. Analytics provide meaningful patterns in the data, and data visualization communicates the information clearly through graphical means. This course is designed to familiarize students with core concepts in communicating information through effective data visualization. This course introduces students to data visualization elements and best practices in data visualization using Tableau and Gephi. Students will gain hands on experience building explanatory and exploratory visualizations using healthcare data.

R is an open source programming language ideally suited for analysis and visualization. This course will provide students with a foundation in data preparation and preliminary analytics using R which can be applicable for research, quality improvement and industry large-scale data analytics projects. This course will include the following skills: data analysis with publicly available data sets; cleansing and imputing data; descriptive statistics; and data visualization.

Advanced topics in health informatics leverages the concepts introduced in the Foundation course. Students will be exposed to advanced statistics, vast and diverse data sets, and data interpretation and visualization. This course will prepare students for a deeper dive into forecasting, trends, and data modeling. 3.000 Credit hours


Stackability Opportunity for Master of Healthcare Administration – Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics can apply the credits earned toward a Master of Healthcare Administration.

Transfer Credit Policy – Students may transfer one 3-credit course into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics program. This course must be a graduate-level course taken within five years of application, passed with a grade of “B” or better and an equivalent to one of the required program or elective course options for Healthcare Data Analytics. To transfer the credits, a student must provide an official transcript and the course syllabus.

Tuition and Fees

Program cost for The University of New England Online’s Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics is $830 per credit,* and because all of our courses are delivered 100% online, you will not incur the cost of traveling or relocating to complete your degree. (*Note: Tuition is subject to change. Listed tuition does not include the cost of fees, books, or additional credits that may be required, etc. Contact Student Financial Services to learn more.)

Cost per
Credit: $830

# of Credits: 12

Typical Cost: $9,960


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When choosing an institution of higher education, you want to be sure your investment will hold value upon completion. We are proud to hold NECHE (New England Commission on Higher Education) accreditation at the University of New England and for our graduate programs. NECHE Accreditation ensures a high level of academic quality and public accountability for the education being provided.

HIMSS Approved Education Partner

The University of New England is proud to join an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare education and training programs. In earning the designation, UNE has demonstrated educational development that meets rigorous standards of quality established by HIMSS and prepares students for advanced learning of healthcare principles.


The University of New England Online’s Health Informatics faculty and staff is a growing team of scholars and clinicians. Most hold advanced clinical certifications representing a variety of specialty training areas. Their goal is to prepare you to be a well-qualified health informatics practitioner and leader with in-depth knowledge of informatics and insight into data-driven management techniques. Meet the Faculty


Student Support & Resources

At the University of New England Online, we are committed to providing our students with the highest level of academic and personal support. We understand the unique challenge of adult students who are often juggling school, career and family, which is why we offer a robust Student Academic Success Center (SASC) and high-touch academic advising. Learn more about Student Support and Resources.  



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, six times per year for our Health Informatics graduate programs. Contact an Enrollment Counselor for program and enrollment information: (866) 722-5096 or

Applications are reviewed holistically as a determination of academic readiness. The admissions committee values previous academic performance as indicated on transcripts and considers it as part of the review process.



The online Health Informatics program offers six terms of enrollment per year. Each term consists of two 8-week sessions. Students are eligible to take more than one course per session for accelerated learning.

Students taking one course per 8-week session are considered full time students, and eligible to receive financial aid.

No. The Health Informatics program is completed 100% online in an asynchronous format with no campus visits required. Students are welcome to visit campus and we offer all on-campus resources to online students.

Yes. Students can choose to earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and/or a Graduate Certificate in Health Data Analytics. They are offered completely online with no on-campus requirements. The Graduate Certificates can also be applied towards the Master of Science in Health Informatics or the Master of Healthcare Administration at a later date.

Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours and all required courses in order to earn the Graduate Certificate. You can complete the certificate program in as little as 8 months.

Students applying to the Graduate Certificate program must have an undergraduate degree or above from a regionally accredited college or university.


Student Support

Our motto is “A successful student is a supported student.” And we take that to heart. Upon entering the program, you will be assigned a dedicated Student Support Specialist to provide you with support and to answer any questions you may have.

Your Support Specialist is your on-the-ground advocate at the University – from questions on textbooks, to registration, to financial aid and more, they are there to help you make your academic journey successful. And of course, this dedicated support is provided in addition to the tremendous support you will receive from program staff, your academic advisor, course instructors and fellow classmates.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics program uses the Brightspace D2L Learning Management System.



Yes, the University of New England is regionally accredited, the most prestigious and widely-recognized type of accreditation, by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). To learn more, please see

Additionally, The University of New England is a proud HIMSS Approved Education Partner. This designation demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class, effective healthcare education and authorizes UNE to prepare students for advanced knowledge in healthcare, including earning the CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification.


Financial Information

Tuition information for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics can be found in the tuition costs section.

More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Please visit our financial aid page for more information.