Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

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

Now more than ever, strategic leadership is needed to respond to crisis events. In this environment, you need a sophisticated, cross-industry understanding of the policy, regulations and global forces disrupting the healthcare sector and the skills to meet the new and evolving demands for leadership.

Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership is a transformative 16-month program designed for busy, ambitious professionals who want to make a real, positive impact in the world. Our rigorous curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, is curated to break down industry silos, build cross-function collaborations and bring a diversity of perspectives into your learning experience. We develop leaders with a broad vision who can innovative the healthcare industry.

Structured for professionals, our program blends online learning with in-person sessions so you can earn a Brown degree and build the network and skills vital for advancing your business — without interrupting your career.

Program Snapshot


Blended Low-Residency & Online


16 months starting in September


Avg. 15+ 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 from a team member to the team 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

Upcoming Healthcare Leadership Events

  • Virtual

    Class of 2020 Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony

    Location: Virtual
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    Our soon-to-be graduates have worked incredibly hard to get to this moment. While we may be apart, and experiencing this important milestone in ways none of us expected, we at Brown are excited to host three separate Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremonies to commend our graduates on their tremendous achievements.

    We will celebrate this important milestone with the Brown community around the world — virtually, for now, and together again on campus at Commencement next spring.

    You can access the ceremonies online on Sunday, May 24, starting at 1 p.m. EDT. They will feature remarks from University leaders and graduates, the virtual conferral of degrees, and an opportunity to sing the alma mater in unison, wherever we may be.


    The Graduate School Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony 

    Order of events:

    • Invocation by Chaplain of the University Janet Cooper Nelson
    • Greeting by Dean of the Graduate School Andrew G. Campbell
    • Address by President Christina H. Paxson
    • Address by Abdullah Shihipar ’20 M.P.H.
    • Address by Miroslava Nikolaeva Nikolova ’20 Ph.D.
    • Presentation of Awards by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Thomas A. Lewis, Associate Dean of Master’s Education Shayna Kessel and Graduate Student Council President Kathryn Thompson
    • Conferral of Master’s, Executive Master’s and Doctoral Degrees by President Paxson
    • The Alma Mater