MHA Program Overview
Graduates of the UW MHA Program are prepared to be immediately effective in their work, while continuously creating, building, and managing our nation's health delivery system. Throughout their careers, graduates will assume progressively more influential leadership roles.These roles include:
- junior, mid-level, and senior management
- business development and project management
- process management and improvement
- clinical program evaluation and quality management
- policy development, analysis, and evaluation
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. Students are also introduced to an extensive, well-connected network of dedicated alumni, local health care leaders, and experienced faculty through learning opportunities outside the classroom. These opportunities are offered, in part, through our internship and mentor programs, as well as student Capstone projects.
Application and Admission
The UW MHA Program accepts applications from candidates representing a diverse range of undergraduate training and work experience. The most competitive applicants have some professional work experience, and preferably, but not necessarily, in the field of health care/services.