Master of Science degrees

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Dartmouth’s Master of Science degrees in Health Data Science, Epidemiology, and Medical Informatics enable graduates to step confidently into leadership roles and immediately make an impact in health care, academia, biomedicine, population health, and big data. Our MS degrees are intended for full-time study with an average time to completion of 12-15 months and are unrivaled in their academic excellence, providing students with an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that challenges them to innovate across disciplines for the most effective outcomes.

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Health Data Science

Health Data Science is one of the most critical and fastest-growing fields in both the private sector and academic world. This distinctive program emphasizes rigorous training in biostatistics, data visualization and wrangling, and machine learning aided by important problems from health and health care. It focuses on complex modeling to predict outcomes for disease and to evaluate the efficacy of patient treatment plans and other health care interventions, helping to improve organizational efficiency and quality of patient care.

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The Epidemiology degree focuses on the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in humans. It is a focus that is foundational to overall public health through the identification of health hazards and patterns of disease. This innovative epidemiology program emphasizes rigorous quantitative training in epidemiological methods that is supported by cross-training in biostatistics and informatics. The field of epidemiology is rapidly expanding with significant growth occurring in biomedical research and nonprofit organizations.

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Medical Informatics

The Medical Informatics degree tackles data challenges and opportunities using a multi-pronged approach that reflects the location of the field at the intersection of information science, data science, biostatistics, and health care. This unique medical informatics program emphasizes rigorous training in informatics applied to medicine by building off solid foundational training in data science, biostatistics, and epidemiology. It analyzes how to put medical treatments and technologies into the most efficient use for patient care in clinical and research settings.

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