Admissions and Funding

We seek dynamic, motivated and creative candidates and consider how each applicant will contribute to — and benefit from — Brown's diverse and collaborative community. The committee conducts a holistic review of each application and factors in your unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective and identity.

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Admissions Process

We encourage you to apply and look forward to getting to know you!

  • Professionals with a minimum of 2 years experience working within healthcare-related fields 
  • Professional achievements
  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership potential

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: At this time, we do not offer I-20 certificates for students in the Healthcare Leadership master's program due to the blended low-residency/online program formats. Other visa types are not supported for studying in the United States. If you do not require a visa to study in the United States, but received your degree(s) outside of the United States, we require a course-by-course credential evaluation sent directly from any of the following:  World Education Services (WES) Course-By-Course Evaluation; Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Course By Course Evaluation; SpanTran Course Analysis to:

  • Priority Review Deadline 1
    • Jun 19, 2023
  • Priority Review Deadline 2
    • Sep 18, 2023
  • Priority Review Deadline 3
    •  Dec 11, 2023
  • Final Deadline
    • March 4, 2024

To complete your application, submit the following via the online application system. Please note, the GRE/GMAT is not required.

  • Official Transcripts

Please submit an official transcript for all programs, both undergraduate and graduate, for which you were awarded a degree. Please note that unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the online application, but official transcripts are required prior to the program start date. Please have all official transcripts emailed to:

  • Personal Statement

As part of the online application you will need to prepare a personal statement that addresses why you want to pursue the Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership at Brown, what you hope to learn from the program, and how your participation will enrich the experience of others in the program (approximately 500 words).

  • Resume or CV
  • Description of Critical Challenge

This critical challenge will become the focus of your independent study in the Critical Challenge Project course throughout the duration of the program. Describe a critical challenge related to your field and interests, drawing from your own experience and vision for the future.

In your submission (500 – 1000 words) you should address, in four clearly marked sections:

  • The complexity and challenges of the problem in the current environment,
  • Technical, organizational, and social barriers and constraints,
  • The specific work you anticipate completing while a student at Brown that will advance solutions to the problem, and
  • Deliverables for your project besides a report, if any.


  • Letters of Recommendation

You will be required to give the names and email addresses for three professional colleagues who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. One letter should come from your present or past supervisor or from a more senior executive in your organization. You do not need to wait for their letters of recommendation to be submitted for you to submit your application.

The reference will be asked:

  • For how long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? If you have experience with the applicant in an academic setting, please comment on their academic performance and potential. Finally, any relevant information you would like to share is welcome.
  • We would appreciate your opinion on the candidate’s career achievements, strengths and weaknesses, initiative, creativity, their ability to contribute in a peer-to-peer learning environment, and how the program fits with the candidate’s career aspirations.


  • For Team Applicants

The sponsoring organization should prepare one letter that identifies all team members with their current roles and responsibilities, and the expected benefits of sending them as a team. On their individual applications, each team member should indicate that they are part of a team, and one team member should submit the letter from the sponsoring organization.

Tuition & Funding

$73,500* USD 

(*pending corporation approval)

Tuition and fees for the Master's in Healthcare Leadership Class of 2025 (beginning study May 2024) are $73,500 USD. Travel and lodging for residential sessions and any required books and materials are additional.

The majority of students enrolled in this program are self-supported and/or supported in part by their employers. We encourage master's applicants to maximize funding sources:

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We encourage you to simultaneously apply for outside scholarships and pursue educational benefits at your organization.

Military applicants are encouraged to research benefits eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill®; Brown University School of Professional Studies is also a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Limited scholarship support may be awarded to select candidates based on merit. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, please check the option (check box) within your application.

All candidates who submit their completed application by the first priority review deadline (June 19, 2023) may be eligible to receive a scholarship up to 20% of the tuition.

10% scholarship if referred by a Brown alumni.

Please email to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions.

Outside of the residential sessions on campus, you should anticipate 24 hours of online coursework per week.

Typically 3 classes are taken each semester. During the online sessions, two courses are active each week. The blended format of our program offers our students the best of both worlds: low-residency, in-person instruction paired with online learning.

Tuition for the Class of of 2025, beginning study in May 2024, is $73,500 usd, pending corporate approval. The comprehensive tuition covers the 12-month academic program and related fees. It does not include travel, lodging for the residential sessions at Brown University, or any books and materials that may be required for courses.

Our application fee is $200 and payable online.

Application fee waivers are available to Active Military and Veterans for the Master's in Healthcare Leadership program. Please contact for more information.

Yes, we offer merit-based scholarships. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, please check the option (check box) within your application. All applicants who have submitted their completed application before the first Priority Review deadline (6/19/23) could be awarded up to 20% of the tuition.

The Master's in Healthcare Leadership program has a total of 12 classes. 

There are 6 full credit courses and 6 half-credit courses.


The Healthcare Leadership program is a 36-credit program.

Your diploma will declare that you have obtained a Master of Science (ScM) in Healthcare Leadership from Brown University.

Yes, graduates can apply for 25 CME credits directly through the American Medical Association. To claim credits, applicants should apply directly to the AMA for a certificate indicating the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM, which will be awarded upon completion of their degree.

Yes, please click on this link to schedule.