The Healthcare Decision Analysis (HCDA) Certificate program gives students the tools and knowledge to succeed in the complex world of healthcare data analytics, international access and reimbursement, product pricing and value assessment, insurance operations and design, along with competitive business intelligence. Course work is typically delivered in nontraditional formats such as intensive weekend sessions, Webcast lectures, and distance learning tools. Courses must be taken on-site. Students should confirm their specific course work plan in consultation with the graduate adviser before beginning the program. Students who have bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges or universities must submit an application for graduate study through the Healthcare Decision Analysis program. GRE scores are not required for admission to the certificate program. Students are expected to enroll each semester until the program is completed.
Students must complete at least 12 units of specified course work, which normally will include two introductory courses on healthcare insurance and access, and product development and commercialization, along with two additional elective courses. The certificate can be completed on a part-time basis but must be finished within five years.