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.
|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