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.
|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.