There are currently several techniques for in vivo myelin water imaging using T2 relaxation. In this study we compare two clinically feasible myelin water imaging protocols for the cervical spinal cord: mcDESPOT and multi-echo GRASE. Myelin estimates from GRASE were consistently higher than mcDESPOT in white matter, but both techniques were able to differentiate between white and gray matter. T1 estimates from mcDESPOT also showed clear differences between white and gray matter. By combining GRASE and mcDESPOT, with total acquisition time less than 15 min, we can build a better picture of the tissue microstructure of the spinal cord.