Program Schedule and Format

Designed for busy, ambitious healthcare professionals our program blends online learning with in-person sessions. Regardless of where you live, Brown’s rigorous curriculum, world-class faculty and dynamic community allows you to build the network and skills vital for advancing your business without interrupting your career.

Program Schedule

The class of 2024 will begin study in January 2023, with Commencement taking place in May 2024. 

Online learning is woven throughout the program. When not on campus, students complete coursework and interact with professors and classmates through an online portal. Participants will have access starting December 2022 to familiarize themselves with online learning, get acquainted with their peers and prepare for the program with selected readings.

2023 Term Begins January 25, 2023
  In-Residence: Providence, RI
Spring Term 2023
January 29 - February 4, 2023
  In-Residence: Providence, RI
Summer Term 2023
June 25 - July 1, 2023
  In-Residence: Providence, RI
Fall Term 2023
September 10 - 16, 2023
2024 In-Residence: Providence, RI
Spring Term 2024
January 28 - February 3, 2024
  In-Residence: Providence, RI
Final CCP Presentations
May 5 - 9, 2024
  Commencement May 24 - 26, 2024

**Dates subject to change.

Program Format

Our Master’s in Healthcare Leadership degree is a 16-month program designed to quickly strengthen your expertise as a leader. The intensive program blends residential and online learning, allowing you to work full-time and apply new knowledge and skills immediately in your work settings.

Students enter the program in January and begin their academic journey taking part in one of Brown’s many great traditions: the Convocation ceremony. During this celebration, new students are welcomed into the Brown community by professors, upper level students and staff. Graduates celebrate their achievements by participating in Brown’s Commencement in May.

In-person coursework is the foundation of the program. Students convene during five on-campus residential sessions, led by Brown’s world-class faculty, provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer collaboration and community building. These relationships are the foundation for the powerful network that develops, creating an environment for a lively exchange of ideas and connections that serve as expert resources during and after the program.

The coursework includes a mix of lectures, class work and group projects. Each session features specially curated events such as guest speakers, visits to leading companies, social events and expert panels that enable students to learn from Brown’s deep network of experts and industry contacts.


Our program is tailored for professionals with career demands, family commitments and other responsibilities that cannot be put on hold. The online classroom provides a dynamic and engaging environment where students are connected through thoughtfully curated content, meaningful coursework, challenging discussions and collaborative projects, designed to inspire strong and high-impact learning.

When not on campus, students complete coursework and interact with professors and classmates through an online portal. Utilizing state-of-the-art digital tools and learning strategies designed for dynamic distance learning, the online modules are built with a brief introduction, readings or videos, and interactive assignments that foster thoughtful, substantive contributions from every participant. Online learning at Brown is asynchronous — so you can log in to view the course material and complete individual and team assignments at your convenience. 

Our program is cohort-based, meaning each student follows the same path to graduation by taking each course together. This learning format forges a collaborative community of engaged and bonded students. Through sharing their personal and professional insight, cohort members create a vibrant and authentic learning experience, while building lifelong professional networks. This multidisciplinary community of peers enables you to develop a deep understanding across healthcare institutions and industries, and broadens your vision for creating innovative and practical solutions to serious healthcare challenges.