Key Program Dates

Class of 2020, beginning October 2018

Participants will have access to the program’s online learning environment in August 2018 to familiarize themselves with online learning, to get acquainted with their peers, and to prepare for the program with selected readings.

Program Enrollment Information

The comprehensive tuition covers the academic program and related fees. It does not include travel, room and board for the residential sessions at Brown University or the experiential learning session in the San Francisco Bay Area. Books and materials that may be required for courses, or health insurance premiums are also not included. Health insurance with a U.S. carrier is required for all Brown students while on campus; students without coverage may purchase insurance from the University. Additional information and forms will be provided at a later date.

The majority of students enrolled in this program are self-supported. Graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program (including Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans). The university offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows billed costs to be spread out over time.

Billing Dates

A non-refundable $1,500 program deposit is due within 15 days of notification of acceptance and will be credited to program fee payment.

First PaymentBilling: August 1, 2018Due: September 1, 2018$24,600*
Second PaymentBilling: December 3, 2018Due: January 1, 2019$24,500
Third PaymentBilling: April 1, 2019Due: May 1, 2019$24,500
Fourth PaymentBilling: August 1, 2019Due: September 1, 2019$24,500


*Includes $100 one-time Academic Records fee.

Before the program starts, students have access to the online program orientation to become familiar with online learning, to get acquainted with their peers, and to prepare for the program with recommended readings.

Students work individually and collaboratively on one course at a time. Each course begins and ends in a face-to-face session, so students fully engage with their peers and faculty in the residential sessions and continuously online. Online learning is asynchronous. Students and faculty log in regularly for meaningful interaction and do so at times that are most convenient for them.

In the Experiential Session, students meet with cybersecurity leaders and other executives to find out how companies are deploying effective cybersecurity systems and policies. Through partnerships with business organizations and under the direction of program faculty, students strategically approach real world cybersecurity challenges using interdisciplinary frameworks forged throughout the program and receive critical feedback from industry leaders.

The Critical Challenge Project runs for the duration of the program and is integrated into every course. Students complete the program in 16 months, and return to Brown in May to receive their degree at the university graduation ceremony.

Additional Student Information

Paying for your education

The majority of students enrolled in this program are self-supported and/or supported in part by their employers. The University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows billed costs to be spread out over time. Students entering the program may be eligible for federal loans or veteran’s programs and can receive information and assistance from the Financial Aid Office at Brown University.

For specific Brown University policies relating to late fees, refund policies, readmission fees, and more, please visit Brown’s tuition fees pages.

Limited scholarship support may be awarded to select candidates who have a record of outstanding achievements and demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to peer-to-peer learning that is valued so highly in the program. Candidates from the government and public sector are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship committee will consider scholarship applications from candidates who are admitted to the program, complete a scholarship form, and provide documentation regarding their financial circumstances. For information about scholarships, contact a program representative at or call 401-863-2700.

Third Party Billing Authorization

For the Executive Master’s programs, Brown accepts employer vouchers that are not contingent upon receipt of grades. Students whose employers or sponsors reimburse them for tuition and fees after receipt of grades must pay in full upon receipt of the Student Account Statement to avoid interest, late fees, and/or cancellation of registration. Under all circumstances, the charges for tuition and fees remain the responsibility of the student. If you are using this option, you will have to submit the Third Party Billing Authorization Form. For more information on third party billing, please contact the Bursar’s Office at or 401-863-2484.

Online Learning Technology

Each course within the program will be conducted either online or on-campus. To ensure you have the proper hardware and browsers to participate online, please review these Online Learning Technical Requirements.

To learn more about the concept and benefits of this learning format, we invite you to visit Blended Learning at Brown.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to read and abide by the policies in the Brown University Academic and Student Conduct Code.