Program Structure

The Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program blends residential and online learning, allowing participants to work full time and to apply new knowledge and skills immediately in their work settings. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Master’s degree from Brown University.

Key Program Dates

Class of 2022, beginning September 2020

The next EMHL cohort, Class of 2022, will begin in September 2020. Commencement will be held in May 2022. Exact dates to be posted shortly.

Participants will have access to the program’s online learning environment in July 2020 to familiarize themselves with online learning, to get acquainted with their peers, and to prepare for the program with selected readings.


Tuition for the Class of 2022, beginning study September 2020: $92,000 USD, pending approval by the Corporation of Brown University.

The comprehensive tuition covers the 16-month academic program and related fees. It does not include travel or room and board for the residential sessions at Brown University, or any books and materials that may be required for courses.

Estimated Program Costs

CostDescription (Class beginning September 2020)
$200Application Fee
$92,000Comprehensive Tuition*
$7,060Estimated Lodging/Meal Costs during On-Campus Sessions
$1,500Estimated Texts/Books/Supplies
$100Academic Records Fee**
$100,860Estimated Total Cost (travel costs are not included)

*The comprehensive tuition, less the included $1,500 program deposit, is split evenly and billed/payable across the four enrollment periods. All costs are shown in US dollars.

**The Academic Records Fee is billed during the first enrollment period. This fee is assessed by the Registrar’s Office and covers costs for all transcript requests.

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.

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 general scholarships, as well as Brown Employee Scholarships, contact a program representative at or call 401-863-2700.