Concentration in Statistics and Data Science

Today’s healthcare ecosystem relies on data as a means to treat patients, conduct research, predict outcomes, and quantify results. Consequently, the need for professionals with expertise in analyzing, organizing, and translating data is growing rapidly.

MCPHS and the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are offering students an opportunity to help meet the data expertise demand by accepting the MITx MicroMasters® program in Statistics and Data Science as a concentration in the MCPHS MBA in Healthcare Management.

Designed for online learners hoping to advance their careers through professional and academic credentialing, the four-course MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science is taught by MIT faculty, who will educate students on the tools, best practices, and methods used in statistical analysis and data science.

MCPHS will award credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science 12 credits towards the completion of the MBA in Healthcare Management, a program designed for working professionals that can be completed entirely and part-time. Credential holders will complete 30 additional credits to earn the MBA.

Students already enrolled in the MCPHS MBA program can pursue the MicroMasters program credential as a concentration within their master’s degree. Students in the MBA program who elect to pursue this credential would then graduate with a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management with a concentration in statistics and data science.

Through this MicroMasters program, students learn about statistics and probability, dive into data analytics, and experiment with machine learning algorithms. In conjunction with the MBA degree curriculum, the program prepares students for careers such as medical statisticians, healthcare database managers, and business intelligence analysts—all of which are essential to the functioning of global healthcare systems.

By earning a MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science alongside their MBA in Healthcare Management, students will develop the business and leadership skills needed to join the ranks of healthcare leaders passionate about combining practical solutions with innovative new ideas.

Students pursuing their MBA with the addition of a concentration in statistics and data science will follow the curriculum listed below.





HCM 710

Health Systems: Policy and Management


HCM 718Leadership in Healthcare Admin3

HCM 720

Organizational Dynamics


HCM 734

Value-based Healthcare


HCM 738

Revenue Cycle Management


HCM 740Managing Teams, Performance and Human Capital3

HCM 760

Applied Business Law and Ethical Practice


HCM 763Managing Crisis, Conflict and Change3

HCM 815

Entrepreneurship and Innovation


HCM 850

Healthcare Management Capstone


Total Semester Hours: 30, not including the MicroMasters coursework.