Program Overview

GW’s Executive Master of Health Administration is for aspiring leaders with at least three years of clinical or administrative experience in the health care or health services industry. With the program’s interactive design, students learn from each other’s experience as much as they learn from faculty. The curriculum focuses on developing the leadership and ethical skills needed to create highly effective health care organizations, as well as core health care content areas such as quality improvement, decision science, quantitative methods and community health.

Program Benefits:

  • MHA@GW’s online classes are conducted live with a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, making it the most interactive online Executive MHA program available. 
  • MHA@GW’s online format brings together accomplished health care leaders from across the United States to learn from each other’s diverse experience 
  • Students participate in Washington, D.C.-based immersions that include simulated leadership and communication scenarios, as well as off-campus immersions at health organizations in the United States and abroad. 
  • Students conduct capstone research related to their current organization or community, and make a clear commitment to improving health care process and outcomes wherever they are.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Statement of purpose. Letters of recommendation. Interview. Resume or CV. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or an international institution that is accredited by the country’s ministry of education or comparable governmental agency. Applicants must also have at least three years of professional experience in a health care or health services organization, and be currently employed in the field. 


    Throughout your time as a student, you will participate in two 40-hour immersions and two 20-hour immersions held on the George Washington University campus and at various prestigious health organizations.

    School Overview

    The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

    Why GW?

    Washington, D.C., isn't just where the George Washington University (GW) is located; it's what distinguishes the connections and opportunities we provide.

    Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.

    GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.


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