Costs & Financial Aid

The Master of Health Administration program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program.


Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state residents and nonresidents.

In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks and other course materials are extra. Learn more about these additional fees

The estimates below are based on 2021–2022 rates and are subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $861
Total number of credits required: 76
Estimated total course fees: $65,436

Financial Aid

Students in fee-based programs can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants.

See additional information on applying for federal financial aid from the Department of Health Systems and Population Health.


The UW MHA program offers scholarship awards to current MHA students. These scholarships honor and support students who embody the program’s values of diversity, service and leadership, and who demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply such values within the program, and the health care profession’s scope of practice. The program also offers scholarships to students in financial need. Learn more about MHA Program Scholarships.


Assistantship opportunities are available across the university, and MHA students can apply for these positions in any department on campus. If you find an assistantship of interest, be sure to check with the hiring unit to determine whether fee-based students are eligible.

Assistantships are posted in a variety of ways. Check with the individual departments that interest you to learn how they post positions. The Department of Health Systems and Population Health posts assistantships on the department website.

Other Sources of Funding

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities outside the University of Washington. GFIS hosts workshops, posts funding announcements and meets one-on-one with students.