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.

Priority Application & Scholarship Review Date | July 27, 2018

Applicants who submit their completed program application, including letters of recommendations and transcripts, along with a completed scholarship application by July 27, 2018, will receive expedited admission and scholarship award decision within 6 weeks. Students must be accepted into the program before a scholarship award can be discussed.

We encourage those considering applying for scholarship funds to do so early. After the July 27th Priority Application and Scholarship Review date, scholarships will be awarded to accepted students only if funds are available.

To obtain the Scholarship Application or for further assistance with the application process, please contact the EMSTL advising team at 401-863-2700 or

Key Program Dates


The EMSTL Class of 2020 will begin study in February 2019. Commencement will take place in May 2020. The international residential location will be announced soon.


Tuition for the Class of 2020, beginning study February 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 Comprehensive Tuition*
$7,236 Estimated Lodging/Meals Cost for In-Residence Sessions
$1,500 Estimated Texts/Books/Supplies
$100 Academic Records Fee**
$89,891 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.

**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.

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