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UW HEALTH DEGREES 

From epidemiologists and health administrators to data analysts and biostatisticians, careers in the health care field are wide-ranging and red hot. Many of these in-demand professions are expected to see double-digit growth in the coming decade.

Our master’s degrees, administered in partnership with UW Continuum College, are designed for early and mid-career professionals and feature in-person and online formats to fit your busy lifestyle.

Compare our programs and find your match below. 

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Online Master of Public Health

Public health practitioners work to protect and promote the health of our communities by preventing and mitigating disease and injury. Learn the latest developments in public health and gain the skills you’ll need to tackle current and future public health challenges.

Designed For

Working professionals who want to become leaders in public health

Duration and Location

18 months, full time | Mostly online

Prep for Roles Like
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health program manager
  • Infection preventionist
Career Outlook

Graduates find jobs in a range of roles, from public health program managers to epidemiologists. Jobs for epidemiologists are expected to grow 19% in the Seattle region and 13% in Washington state between 2020 and 2030.*

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Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice 

Public health professionals are on the front lines in communities promoting health equity and social justice. Explore real-world public health challenges in small teams using a unique problem-based learning approach.

Designed For

Early and mid-career professionals who want a career in public health practice

Duration and Location

2 years, full time | UW Seattle campus 

Prep for Roles Like
  • Health education specialist
  • Community outreach lead
  • Health equity manager
Career Outlook

Graduates are qualified for many public health jobs, from health education specialists to health services managers, which are expected to see double-digit growth in the Seattle region and Washington state between 2020 and 2030.*

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Master of Health Administration

Health administration professionals work on the business and operations side of health care. Study a range of topics, from health economics to organizational behavior, that will prepare you for a successful career in a variety of health care settings.

Designed For

Early career professionals who want to launch their careers in health administration

Duration and Location

2 years, full time | UW Seattle campus

Prep for Roles Like
  • Health services manager
  • Clinic manager
  • Business development specialist 
Career Outlook

Jobs for health services managers are expected to grow 25% in the Seattle region and 22% in Washington state between 2020 and 2030.*

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Executive Master of Health Administration

The health care industry needs leaders who understand the unique and complex business of health care. Gain the business and management skills you’ll need to advance into leadership roles and help your organization improve patient care.

Designed For

Mid-career working professionals who want to advance into leadership roles at their organizations

Duration and Location

2 years, part time | Online or Bellevue, WA

Prep for Roles Like
  • Health services manager 
  • Clinical director 
  • Business development project manager
Career Outlook

Jobs for health services managers are expected to grow 25% in the Seattle region and 22% in Washington state between 2020 and 2030.*

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Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management 

With the explosion in health care data, health IT professionals play a critical role in improving patient care. Learn how to work with current and emerging technologies and use enterprise data resources to help providers make informed health care decisions.

Designed For

Early to mid-career working professionals who want to step into leadership and technology roles

Duration and Location

18 months, part time | Online or Bellevue, WA

Prep for Roles Like
  • Health services manager
  • Director of medical informatics
  • Medical data analyst 
Career Outlook

Jobs for health services managers are expected to grow 25% in the Seattle region and 22% in Washington state between 2020 and 2030.*

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Master of Science in Biostatistics  

Biostatisticians play an essential role in converting raw biomedical data into applied knowledge. Prepare for a career at the intersection of public health and biomedical research where you can design studies, shape government policy and develop new methods for analyzing biological data.

Designed For

Early career professionals who want to enter the job market versus a doctoral degree program upon graduation

Duration and Location 

18 month, full time | UW Seattle campus 

Prep for Roles Like
  • Statistician or biostatistician 
  • Research scientist
  • Data analyst 
Career Outlook

Jobs for statisticians are expected to grow 22% in the Seattle region and 28% in Washington state between 2020 and 2030.* 

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The UW offers a number of health care-focuses programs and certificates that can help advance your career. Explore more options in biotech, health care and social work.

*Sources: O*NET OnLine and Lightcast – lightcast.io

 

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