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The UW Master of Health Administration program (MHA) is strongly committed to the career development of our students. We offer a variety of programs and services to help prepare students for a career in health administration.

Professional Development Services and Workshops

The UW MHA program has a dedicated graduate program and career advisor who is available to discuss career goals, explore career paths, connect students with a mentor, and more. The MHA graduate program and career advisor also offers regular professional development workshops on topics such as developing your resume, cover letter, and job search skills, and opportunities to learn and practice interviewing, networking, and negotiating skills.

Mentor Program

The UW MHA Mentor program offers students the benefit of professional mentoring from Seattle-area health care administration professionals. A mentor can provide career guidance, enhance your professional network, and develop into a lifelong professional and personal connection.

The program identifies professionals from the local health administration community to serve as mentors and role models. Students can request a mentor from the pool of available mentors during their second year in the program.

Faculty Advising

Incoming students are assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance throughout the program. You and your advisor will establish advising objectives, decide on advising topics, and determine the frequency of meetings. Advising topics may include course selection, internship possibilities, options for independent study, and career development opportunities.

Networking Opportunities

We place a high priority on helping students build strong networking skills and individualized professional contacts. During your time in the program, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with local and national health care executives through a variety of different events, including seminars with visiting speakers, alumni panels, and lunch-and-learn sessions. These activities include informal opportunities to learn about various health care positions and career paths.