Discover the Online Master of Health Administration From the George Washington University

Advance Your Career With MHA@GW

MHA@GW offers busy professionals the opportunity to become a leader in health care administration — without having to relocate or sacrifice the quality and rigor of a top-ranked program.

This online master’s program is designed for candidates who have a minimum of three years health care experience. GMAT/GRE scores are not required to apply.

Attend face-to-face, weekly classes online via web camera

Experience online master's classes with colleagues who are located all around the world

Learn from expert GW faculty who have a wide breadth of experience in health care

Gain key leadership skills and explore the operations of health care organizations during immersion experiences

Take learning on the go with GW’s mobile app

Join an elite network of GW alumni who will be invaluable throughout your professional career

MHA vs. Health Care MBA

As a health care professional who is considering earning a master’s degree, you might be contemplating whether you should earn an MHA or MBA in health care. Consider these differences:


Health Care MBA

Best suited for professionals looking to advance an existing career in the health care field

Best suited for professionals looking to build expertise in overall business, focusing heavily on the financial and management-related aspects of health care

Offers a multidimensional and in-depth approach to educating health care professionals to become executive leaders

Offers a broader educational base that enables professionals to move across industries and fields

Focuses on helping professionals develop a thorough understanding of the multitude of laws and policies that regulate the health care industry

Focuses less on policy and more on the operations and business practices common in the heath care industry

Emphasizes the development of skills in managing complex relationships in community health, public health and population health

Emphasizes business fundamentals that aim to develop analytical thinking, strategic leadership and financial management skills

Learn more about MHA@GW and how you can advance your role as a health care administrator.