Lead the Future of Health Care

The health care industry needs leaders who thoroughly understand the unique and complex business of health care. 

The Executive Master of Health Administration program at the University of Washington equips health services professionals with the business and management skills to advance into leadership roles and help their organizations deliver better patient care. 

At the UW, we know the business of health care. You'll earn your degree from one of the best health administration programs in the nation. We're consistently ranked one of the top MHA programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. We also offer an in-residence MHA program designed for early career professionals. Learn more and compare our programs.

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Prepare for Health Care Leadership

Develop the business and leadership skills needed specifically for health care through a rigorous, competency-based curriculum and one-on-one leadership coaching.

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Earn Your Degree on a Flexible Schedule

Designed for busy working professionals, our part-time program requires just one long weekend of in-person classes a month, supplemented by convenient online sessions.

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Learn from Industry Experts

Take classes from industry professionals with vast experience leading health care organizations and researchers who are defining best practices in health administration.

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Boost Your Career

Build a network of diverse health care leaders in your cohort and access professional development resources to help you take the next step in your career.

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Chris Backous


"There are so many factors that lead to an effective patient experience. The Executive MHA program teaches you to really think and synthesize your learning so you can take it back and make a difference."

Chris Backous

Senior Transformation Sensei, Virginia Mason Institute

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