New MPH Data Science at Minnesota

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by felderga, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. felderga

    felderga Active Member

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  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    At first I was concerned that they wouldn't be able to cover enough of the data science curriculum to make it a useful program, but with 43 credits, of which 25 are data science and programming and 18 credits of public health, I think this could be a really great choice for someone wanting to get into healthcare analytics. I'm learning now that most MPH programs range from 40-60 credits so now I'm wondering if there is enough Public Health curriculum to adequately prepare graduates on that front?
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  3. felderga

    felderga Active Member

    So being a Data Scientist myself and a graduate of U of Minn I can you this program will be rock solid and provide a good foundation to join the real world. There is plenty of Public Health that is covered in the core curriculum which is very extensive. I've been a student mentor for the School of Public Health for the last couple of years and the feedback I get from the vast majority are positive reviews of the curriculum.

    As an alternative, I also recommend the Master of Health Informatics program which only requires 31 units and is more geared to working professionals looking to expand their knowledge in Health IT and Data Analytics
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