Schedule and Format


Your academic journey begins with Convocation then culminates at Commencement one year later.

2024 Summer Term Begins Online May 19, 2024
  In-Residence: Providence, RI June 2 - June 8, 2024
  Fall Term Begins in-person September 8, 2024
  In-Residence: Providence, RI September 8 - September 14, 2024
2025 Spring Term Begins Online January 26, 2025
  In-Residence: Providence, RI May 11 - May 21, 2025
  University Commencement May 23 - May 25, 2025

The class of 2025 will begin study in May 2024, with Commencement taking place in May 2025.


Regardless of where you live, the blended format makes it feasible for you to earn your degree without putting your career on hold.

Online learning is woven between the three residency sessions. When not on campus, you’ll complete coursework and interact with professors and classmates through an online portal and apply this new knowledge immediately in your work settings. You’ll gain portal access prior to the start date to familiarize yourself with online learning, get acquainted with your cohort and prepare for the program with selected readings.


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.

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.

Students convene during three on-campus residential sessions, led by Brown’s world-class faculty. In-person sessions 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 on-campus coursework includes a mix of lectures, class work and group projects. Each session features specially curated events such as guest speakers, social events, and expert panels that enable students to learn from Brown’s deep network of experts and industry contacts.


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.