Program Structure

The Executive Master in Science and Technology 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


The EMSTL Class of 2020 will begin study in January 2019. Commencement will take place in May 2020. Additional residential session dates and locations will be announced soon.

Sample Schedule of CLASS OF 2019, who began JANUARY 2018

Dates for the Class of 2020, beginning January 2019, will be announced shortly.



Tuition for the Class of 2020, beginning study Spring 2019: $80,855 US

The comprehensive tuition covers the 16-month academic program, related fees, program events and a number of meals during residential sessions. It does not include travel or room and board for the residential sessions at Brown University or the experiential learning session, or for books and materials that may be required for courses. Brown University requires all students to have health insurance from a US provider while on campus. Students who require this coverage may purchase it from the university.

Estimated Program Costs

Cost Description
$200 Application Fee
$80,855 16-Month Comprehensive Tuition*
$7,500 Estimated Lodging/Meals Cost for In-Residence Sessions
$1,500 Estimated Texts/Books/Supplies
$90,055 Estimated 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.

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 scholarships, contact a program representative at or call 401-863-2700.

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