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Comparing the MHA & EMHA Degrees

If you are a mid-career professional interested in earning an MHA, you should consider our part-time Executive Master of Health Administration degree. See the table below for a comparison of the programs. 

In-Residence MHA Executive MHA
Designed for early career professionals with an average of three years of experience Designed for mid-level career professionals with an average of 10 years of experience
Courses are delivered in person over two years. Classes meet weekly, Monday–Wednesday, on the UW campus in Seattle. Courses are delivered in person over eight consecutive quarters. Classes meet in Bellevue once a month for a long weekend, Thursday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cohorts are small and team-based. Average cohort size is 30 students. Cohorts are small and team-based. Average cohort size is 30 students.
Fixed curriculum and course sequencing. Learn more. Fixed curriculum and course sequencing. Learn more.
Most students don't work while in the program due to the weekly schedule. Most students work full time while in the program due to the flexible schedule.
76 credits required for degree 69 credits required for degree
Students complete an internship the summer between their first and second year and finish the program with a capstone project. No internship, students finish the program with a capstone project.
Within three months of graduation, 94% of students are working full time. Students typically continue in their current jobs for at least some period of time so job placement rates are not tracked.
GRE not required GRE not required