Master's in Healthcare Leadership

Preparing visionary leaders who drive innovative, sustainable cross-industry solutions to solve today's complex healthcare challenges.

Now more than ever, strategic leadership is needed to respond to our most pressing healthcare challenges.

Brown University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership (MHL) is a transformative, 16-month program designed for busy clinical leaders and ambitious healthcare professionals who want to make a real, positive impact in the world. Our rigorous curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, provides a sophisticated, cross-industry understanding of the policy, regulations and global forces disrupting the healthcare sector and the skills needed to meet the new and evolving demands for leadership. We break down industry silos, build cross-function collaborations and bring a diversity of perspectives into your learning experience, developing leaders with a broad vision who can innovate in the healthcare industry.

Structured for healthcare professionals, our program blends online learning with in-person sessions to build the network and skills vital for advancing your organization — without interrupting your career.

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Priority III Regular Deadline
September 12, 2022 November 7, 2022

We recommend applying as early as possible, as this program will fill up. If you are able to submit your application by a Priority Deadline date we will be able to give you an expedited decision on your candidacy for the program. However, you do not have to wait for the Priority Deadline date to submit your application as we are reviewing applications daily. If you have any questions, please contact

Program Snapshot


Blended Low-Residency & Online


16 months starting in January


Avg. 10+ Years of Work Experience


Brown School of Public Health

The Brown Difference

A learning experience centered around you. Join a close-knit, diverse community of peers and benefit from our intentionally small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Our rigorous and highly-supportive curriculum — taught by world-class faculty — is designed to build the network and skills vital to transform your career and business in real-time.

Experience a dynamic, peer-to-peer learning environment that pushes you in new ways. Our programs transcend boundaries and integrate knowledge across fields of study — designed to break down industry silos, broaden your perspective and bring innovative ideas forward. Leave the classroom positioned to transform your impact as a leader. 

Brown students and alumni are more than thinkers — they are change agents and doers! We prepare strategic leaders with the deep knowledge, critical thinking, powerful network and cross-industry expertise to go confidently into the world to innovate, solve real-world challenges and drive what's next, both in their fields and in their careers. 

Recent Outcomes

96 %

Recommend program to others

73 %

Received a managerial-level promotion

67 %

Reported "significant" salary increase


Promoted to VP or C-Suite