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  • Duration
    1 Year

Program Overview

Analytics inform decisions across industries and is more important than ever to innovation, productivity, and success. Healthcare analytics involves the study of clinical and hospital operations and related organizations.

Data to inform decision-making for the future of healthcare 

This certificate includes business operations, from patient billing to insurance and activities connected to patient care. Data integrity is examined from the perspective of privacy, ethics, and governance concerns.

In the healthcare analytics certificate, you will learn to develop business intelligence capabilities within a healthcare organization and apply artificial intelligence techniques across a spectrum of patient care and business functions. You will study best practices in healthcare and data management through information management systems, including health informatics and decision support systems. Other areas of focus will include developing highly-accurate models for patient needs and organization objectives, the study of governance and privacy, and ethics.

A pathway to more

Sometimes the first step is the hardest. The healthcare analytics certificate is that first step and a pathway to more. For those considering a masters degree, this certificate can be applied to the following programs at Saint Mary's:

Program outcomes

  • Apply specialized knowledge in healthcare analytics while adhering to ethical and legal considerations, including HIPAA requirements and organizational governance.
  • Incorporate health informatics, information systems, and data analysis frameworks to enhance organizational effectiveness and decision-making processes.
  • Communicate highly sensitive data to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Employ best-practice data science techniques to identify errors and ensure accuracy in clinical, insurance, and hospital data.
  • Integrate artificial intelligence to achieve organizational goals.

Course Information

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel).
  2. An official transcript(s) issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards). Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( will also be accepted.
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following: a. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and b. statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program; and c. description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and d. personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability.
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)
  7. Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Office of Admission 2500 Park Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $690

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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