Costs & Financial Aid

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

Costs

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and differ for resident (Washington state) and nonresident students. Nonresident students pay nonresident rates the first year of the program (43 credits), and resident rates the second year (33 credits).

In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. There may be additional costs for textbooks and other course materials.

Fees are due at the start of each quarter. The estimates below are based on 2016-2017 rates and are subject to change without notice.

Washington Resident Students

Cost per credit: $760
Total number of credits required: 76
Estimated total course fees: $57,760

Non-Washington Resident and International Students

Cost per credit: $890 (incoming students)
$760 (continuing students)
Total number of credits required: 76
Estimated total course fees: $63,350

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 Services.

Scholarships

The UW MHA program offers five 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. Learn more about MHA Program Scholarships.

Assistantships

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 Services 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.