School and Ranking Information
Of the two schools that offer degrees in health care management in the Seattle area, one is a private 2-year institution. Based on program offerings, student services and rankings, the following school is considered the top school in the area for health care management degrees:
- Winner: The University of Washington at Seattle is the only 4-year public institution in the area that offers health care management degrees. The school offers graduate degrees in health administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Washington|
|Rankings||Tied for #48 for National Universities (2015); #8 for Graduate Health Care Management Programs (2011)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$12,397 (in-state), $31,971 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Health Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||71**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||The School of Public Health (SPH) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, and the Master of Health Administration (MHA) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
The University of Washington
- The School of Public Health has over 30 research centers
- UW reports that an average of 94% of graduates find jobs in the field within 3 months of completing the MHA program
- Students can get career guidance through the MHA mentor program
- Graduate students can earn the MHA concurrently with a law, business, public health or public administration degree
The University of Washington at Seattle has 16 schools and colleges, including the School of Public Health. In 2013, there were over 44,000 total students enrolled at the University of Washington Seattle campus, and in 2014 the SPH had over 1,300 students enrolled. The university is one of the top 5 biggest employers in the state.
The SPH's health services department offers a Master of Health Administration and an Executive Master in Health Administration. The MHA requires a total of 76 credits, including more than 25 major area courses. The MHA program is designed to take 2 years and includes an internship and a capstone project. The Executive MHA is intended for students who are working and have 8-10 years of experience in the health care field. It requires 70 credits for completion, including a capstone project. However, an internship is not required for those enrolled in this program. The executive master's takes 2 years to complete on a part-time year-round schedule.