University of Washington MHA

Type of Degree (MHA, MPA, MBA, or others) 
Master of Health Care Administration
Type of Program 
General University or Department Information 
University of Washington is a public research university, founded in 1861 in SeattleWashingtonUnited States. The UW is the largest university in the Northwest and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The university has three campuses, with its largest campus in the University DistrictSeattle, and two other campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Its operating expenses for fiscal year 2010 was more than US$ 5.0 billion. The UW occupies over 500 buildings, with over 20 million gross square footage of space, including the latest University of Washington Plaza consisting of the 325 ft tall UW Tower and conference center. The university is a Public Ivy university.
Program Description 

The University of Washington Master of Health Administration Program places an equal emphasis on academic and experiential education. Students learn the knowledge, values, and professional skills expected by employers while they develop strategic leadership abilities, establish a professional network, and build their career.

The UW MHA program is proud to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Founded in 1970, the program is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s leading programs in education for Health Services Administration.

We are located in Seattle, WA, which has been named as one of the most livable cities in the United States. This vibrant, active community offers a wealth of progressive and top-quality health care organizations from which to learn.

The UW MHA Program offers students meaningful opportunities for practice-based education, which first, and most importantly, occurs in the classroom through individual and team-based coursework. We also introduce students to an extensive, well-connected network of dedicated alumni, local health care leaders, and experienced faculty through learning opportunities outside the classroom, which include internships, mentorships, the Capstone project, and the faculty advising program.

Admissions Requirements 
Graduate School Applicant Profile: 
As you begin the online application process, you will create an Applicant Profile containing basic applicant data, such as your name, contact information, and geographical information. Based on the information entered in your Applicant Profile, the system will identify your application type (i.e., US citizen or international, degree seeking or graduate non-matriculated, etc.) and present you with the relevant checklist of application requirements and step-by-step instructions. You will build upon your application by submitting the information or materials required to fulfill this checklist.

Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV): 
The résumé or curriculum vitae should include a complete history of your academic experience, professional/work experience, volunteer work, membership in professional organizations and/or licenses held, honors received (scholarships, awards, etc.), and publications (if any). Where appropriate, items listed should be interpreted in terms of their relevance to health services, and include beginning and end dates.

Work Experience:
The MHA Program does not have a specific work experience requirement (i.e., a specific number of years required). However, the most competitive applicants for the full-time MHA Program have some professional work experience, and preferably, but not necessarily, in the field of health care/services.

Three recommendations are required. An electronic form is provided to the recommender through a direct email from Graduate Admissions once they are designated in the online application. Recommendations should be requested of individuals who have knowledge of your academic performance and/or performance in a work setting, and who can evaluate your professional abilities and potential for or commitment to a career in health services management. Recommendations from relevant work experience (vs. academic experience) are preferred. 

Applicants are required to upload an unofficial transcript to their online application for each college/university attended where a degree was earned (bachelor’s degree or higher).
If an offer of admission is made, applicants planning to enroll must submit an official degree transcript (University of Washington transcripts excluded) to the Office of Graduate Admissions upon request.
Test Scores:
Full-time MHA Program applicants must meet the following requirements:
Test scores are not required from individuals who have earned a master’s degree within the last 10 years or a doctoral level degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, DDS, JD). These degrees must be from a US accredited institution. All other applicants must take the GRE or GMAT and have their official scores reported to the MHA Program. Scores must not be more than five years old from the application deadline. Test scores are expected to arrive by the application deadline, so applicants need to schedule their testing date accordingly.

Seattle, WA