Academics Overview


This innovative web-based Executive Master of Health Administration program focuses on preparing health services professionals to become successful leaders in the ever-changing field of health care. The curriculum for the MHA@GW is designed to build expertise across the various skill sets necessary for successful health organization leadership, including:

  • Leadership and ethics
  • Management and strategy
  • Information technology and decision science
  • Community health and quantitative methods
  • Finance and economics
  • Quality improvement
  • Law and regulation

Program Director: Leonard H. Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACHE

“The most exciting part of this program is the ability to relate my real-life work experience to what we are discussing in class. It gives me outside perspective and allows me to directly apply what I am learning in real time.”

— Kelly Baker, current MHA@GW student

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Learn more about the Immersion Experiences


The MHA@GW develops leaders who possess the values, knowledge and skills to achieve optimal delivery of health care.

As a student in the Executive MHA program, you will engage in a variety of interactive online learning exercises, including live, face-to-face, weekly class sessions and highly produced multimedia coursework. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to providing experiential learning and believes that health care is, at its core, about human relationships. Because of this, students are required to participate in periodic in-person visits to meet and collaborate with peers and instructors. These immersions are scheduled on GW’s Washington, D.C. campus and at health care organizations across the United States.

Program Requirements

The program includes eight 10-week learning modules, offered four times per year. These modules focus on different core skill sets required for optimal health care delivery.

In addition to the online learning modules, students complete four real-world immersion experiences as well as an applied research project (Capstone) during their last cohort. In total, the Executive MHA degree requires 50 credits to complete.

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