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Certificate in Health Analytics and Data Science

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

​The Certificate in Health Analytics and Data Science, offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, provides graduate training in analytic methods and data science for healthcare professionals and researchers. This certificate focuses on analytic methods for large and complex data in areas like ‘omics, imaging, electronic health records, and mobile health. It provides training to meet the increasing demand for knowledge and skills in data science analytics in health research, private industry, and government. The certificate can be completed in 1-1.5 years, ​and may be done alone, or added to another degree or concentration. In this 15 credit certificate program, students will learn methods for analytic data science in healthcare and how to apply data science methods in a variety of public health scien​ce settings. 



Course Title Credit
Required analytics and computing
BIOS 6602 Applied Biostatistics II o
BIOS 6611 Biostatistical Methods I

BIOS 6640 R for Data Science or
BIOS 6642 Introduction to Python
​Analytics electives Example courses:
BIOS 6612 Biostatistical Methods II
BIOS 6623 Advanced Data Analysis
BIOS 6641 Causal Inference
BIOS 6645 Predictive Analytics
BSBT 6111 Introduction to Biomedical Data Science
CSCI 5930 Machine Learning
CSCI 5931 Deep Learning
CSCI 5580 Data Science
CSCI 5932/7952 Big Data Science
MATH 6388 Advanced Statistical Methods for Research
​3 min
Example courses:
BIOS 6680 Data Management using SAS
BIOS 6640 R for Data Science
BIOS 6642 Introduction to Python Programming
BIOS 6644 Practical Data Wrangling
CPBS 7630 Computational Methods for Addressing Big Data Challenges
CSCI 5559 Database Systems
CSCI 5951 Big Data Systems
4 max
Optional specialty electives​s Courses in Genomics; Health Informatics; Imaging Analysis; Health Services Research; Mobile Health 6 max
Total​ ​ ​15


 Admissions Requirements

​Review the admissions requirements here​. Ready to apply? Visit SOPHAS Express​ to submit your application.3

 Contact Us

Admissions Contact: 
 Colorado School of Public Health 
303.724.4613 (p) 

Office & Hours: 
CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitzsimons Bldg, 3rd Floor 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This certificate program is not eligible for financial aid using the FAFSA. Please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to see if there are other sources of financial aid available.

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place​
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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