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Master of Health Administration

The Master of Health Administration program at the University of Washington trains the health care leaders of tomorrow. Designed for early career professionals, our two-year, full-time program will equip you with the leadership skills needed to launch your career in health care administration and make an impact on the future of health care.

At the UW, you'll earn your degree from one of the best programs in the nation. For decades, the UW MHA program has been a national leader in health administration training. It is consistently ranked as one of the top MHA programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Prepare to Lead

With our rigorous, competency-based curriculum, the UW MHA program teaches you a variety of leadership skills that can be applied to a broad range of health care roles and settings. You'll practice your leadership skills through team-based learning experiences in class, and then work on your personal leadership development through ongoing, one-on-one leadership coaching by the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking. In the summer, you'll have a chance to apply what you've learned in a mandatory internship in a health care organization.

Strengthen Your
Career Prospects

The UW MHA program offers many professional development opportunities to prepare you for a career in health administration. Through your internship, capstone project and the mentor program, you'll gain valuable experience and make connections to help you build your career. As a graduate, you'll join a large and supportive network of MHA alumni.

Our graduates are highly employable; in recent years, an average of 94 percent of graduates were employed in the field within three months of graduation. They are offered positions in health care organizations throughout the country, working as administrative fellows, health care consultants, clinic managers, analysts and in other roles.

Learn from Innovators
in Health Care

The UW MHA program is known for its exceptional faculty. Our instructors include cutting-edge researchers in health administration, seasoned executives and practicing clinicians from the renowned Seattle health care community.



August 1, 2017
Applications Open

January 15, 2017
Application Deadline

September 2017
Classes Begin


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