M.Sc. On Campus

Healthcare Data Science

University of Southern California

24 months
2199 USD/credit 35184 USD/year
2199 USD/credit 35184 USD/year
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The Healthcare Data Science MSc program offered at University of Southern California is an interdisciplinary joint degree program offered by the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine. 

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What you will learn

At the Healthcare Data Science MSc program at University of Southern California, students will complete a core set of courses to provide a foundation in data science and health and choose electives to optimize their preparation for their preferred career path and unique professional opportunities. Data science for addressing healthcare needs is an increasingly important area for creating novel devices, advancing biomedical research, and developing innovative processes that require integrative approaches linking data systems, analytics, business processes, and decision support.  

The curriculum is designed to be accessible to students with any background, including students with a biomedical background and no computer science knowledge as well as students with a computer science background and no biomedical knowledge.  Students with undergraduate degrees in computer science, engineering, science or mathematics will acquire the necessary knowledge to analyze health data with diverse sources and purposes and can request to replace introductory data science courses with more advanced ones.  Students with undergraduate degrees in biology, biochemistry, and other sciences will acquire formal and practical data science skills and can request to substitute introductory courses in health with more advanced ones.  There is no requirement of prior knowledge of programming or computer science, as the curriculum is designed with special introductory courses that are accessible to students with diverse backgrounds.

Students will learn a range of data science skills such as developing scalable data systems, using state-of-the-art software and infrastructure for data science, designing data analyses with statistical methods, applying machine learning and data mining techniques, designing effective visualizations, and working in multi-disciplinary data science teams. On the health side, students will be integrated into teams working with medical students in healthcare settings as well as courses on clinical workflow and medical technology systems such as image acquisition systems and other healthcare informatics systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Biomedical Systems
  • Topics in Health, Technology and Engineering 
  • Topics in Health, Technology and Engineering 
  • Principles of Programming for Data Science 
  • Computational Thinking and Data Science 
  • Data Science at Scale 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students will need to complete and submit:

  • The USC Graduate Admission Application
  • GRE exam results
  • Financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Tuition Fee

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    35184 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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