University of Washington

School of Public Health

Master of Health Administration


UW, Extended MPH Degree, Box 357660

Box 359485

Seattle, WA 98195

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MHA; MHA/MBA; MHA/MPA; MHA/MD; MHA/JD, Medical Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Washington Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program is interdisciplinary and guides students in acquiring a common body of knowledge and skills for positions in health care management, planning, consulting, and policy making. The primary areas of emphasis are leadership development, organizational studies, economics and finance, clinical evaluation and quality management, and policy analysis. Health administration is a career in which health care is directly affected on an organizational and system-wide basis. MHA graduates hold leadership roles in hospitals, physician groups, practices, nursing homes, outpatient care centers and home health agencies. Positions are also available with insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms and, increasingly, health policy positions within government. The University of Washington Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program recognizes the dynamic nature of the health management field as well as the changing nature of societal expectations for health care. The faculty is committed to creating and maintaining an innovative and flexible curriculum to educate current and future managers and leaders who can envision possibilities and execute change within dynamic organizational, financial, and public policy environments.


Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

International Student Requirements:

Applicants whose native language is other than English, and who have not received the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or from an institution in any other country where all instruction is in English, must submit a valid official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language-TOEFL. Only score reports less than two years old from the test date to the application deadline will be accepted. The minimum test score requirement is 237 (TOEFLC), 580 (TOEFL), 92 (TOEFLIbt), or 7.0 (IELTS). The University of Washington's Institution Code for score reporting is R4854. No waivers of the English competency requirement may be given.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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