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Under the direction of UW president, the Department of Health Services has restricted operations. If you have questions about the program, please reach out to us at mhap@uw.edu. MHA faculty and staff are currently working remotely but we will respond as soon as we are able to.

Comparing the MHA & EMHA degrees

If you’re an early-career professional interested in earning an MHA, you should consider our full-time Master of Health Administration degree. See the table below for a comparison of the programs.

In-Residence MHA Executive MHA
Designed for early career professionals. On average, 3 years of experience. Designed for mid-level career professionals. On average, 10 years of experience.
Courses are delivered in person over 2 years. Classes meet on campus in Seattle Monday-Wednesday each week. Courses are delivered in person over 8 consecutive quarters. Classes meet on campus in Bellevue. Classes meet once a month for a long weekend, Thursday-Saturday, from 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 here. Fixed curriculum and course sequencing. Learn more here.
Most students do not 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. Students 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 Required with application. GRE not required with application.