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Health Data Science, M.S.

Saint Louis University’s master’s degree in health data science prepares you for high-earning careers using analytics and big data for the health care industry. 


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Program Highlights

Successful data scientists possess an artful ability to blend, synthesize and communicate data for use in clinical decisions by patients and providers, as well as advance quality improvement efforts across health systems.

This program is flexible enough for traditional students or working professionals. It offers the expertise and hands-on skills in analytics, modeling, and outcomes research needed to meet an increasing demand for data scientists in the health care system.

SLU's health data science curriculum and academic training complement other existing programs and course offerings at Saint Louis University, including:

  • Health Informatics (Doisy College of Health Sciences)
  • Biostatistics (College for Public Health and Social Justice)
  • Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology (College of Arts and Sciences)

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Why Health Data Science?


job in the United States according to Glassdoor


fastest-growing job in the United States according to Linkedin


employers from around the U.S. visited SLU last year


of recent SLU alumni are satisfied with their post-graduation path


What Do Health Data Scientists Do?

  • Personalized medicine
  • Quality improvement/reporting
  • Product evaluation
  • Consumer behavior
  • Business intelligence

Where Do Health Data Scientists Work?

  • Health care providers and hospitals 
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government 
  • Consulting firms
  • Academia

Interested in Applying?

For course information and information on how to apply to the Health Data Science M.S., register for one of our informational sessions.

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Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, Assistantships and Awards

Saint Louis University’s Office of Graduate Education has multiple scholarship, fellowship and assistantship opportunities for new and returning graduate education students.

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Health and Clinical Outcomes Research

This program is offered by the Department of Health and Clinical Outcomes Research. Assessment and analysis are vital to establishing an equitable, efficient and affordable health care system. At the Department of Health and Clinical Outcomes Research, we conduct and translate research into practices that improve health outcomes across patient populations.

Learn more about SLU HCOR