George Washington University MHA MBA

Professors Gate located on The George Washingt...

Professors Gate located on The George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Type of Degree

MBA in Healthcare Administration

MHA Degree

Type of Program

Online or Residential

General University Information

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private, coeducational comprehensive university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 9, 1821, as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia

Program Description

MHA Information

Since its founding in 1959, the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership offers training in health services administration to help meet the growing need for skilled executives to manage health-related organizations and programs. Because it recognizes and responds to the fast-paced, dynamic changes occurring in the industry today, the Department is well-positioned to prepare not only health care managers, but the health care leaders of tomorrow. An MHSA degree from the Department of Health Services Management incorporates business and medical informatics training, knowledge of health care systems, law and policy, critical values in decision making, and much more.

The Department’s special strengths include an emphasis on experiential learning and community service, distinguished faculty, research collaborations and relationships with policymaking and health care organizations in Washington, DC. Active alumni and student associations foster mentoring, networking and other professional development opportunities. The HSML curriculum focuses on legislative and leadership and strategic planning trends, quality performance improvements, leadership techniques, community health planning and advocacy, organizational theory, finance and health law. The Department also offers residency and internship opportunities that allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in health care settings. Numerous seminar, conference and networking opportunities are made possible through strong working relationships with professional organizations.

MBA Information

The two-year MBA in Healthcare is taught by world-renowned faculty with experience in healthcare and business. It includes all the core classes of a traditional MBA program as well as 12 elective classes from which you can select those that best suit your professional goals. The core will teach you the fundamentals of business and management so you can take on more responsibilities and expand or diversify your business knowledge. You will gain a solid understanding of finance, accounting, key human resource management principles, and strategy. The electives provide you with the flexibility to take only the classes that fit your personal and professional objectives. Choose from electives such as management of acute care hospitals, physician practice management, and managing the skilled nursing facilities.

Admission Requirements


All applicants to graduate and doctoral programs must submit the following to SOPHAS:
– The SOPHAS online application form
– Official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit
– Official and current GRE test scores (Institution Code 5268)
– Three letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the United States that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies. If you have completed your degree outside the United States, please contact our Admissions office for more details.
  • Three to five years of professional working experience.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) results. The GMAT may be waived for US board certified medical doctors. Proof of current certification is required.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results. Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree outside of the US are required to submit a TOEFL score.


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