Our Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, PRIME, is a STEM Masters of Science (ScM) degree based in the Brown University School of Engineering.
PRIME students experience the process of creating value from technology, learn how to develop embryonic ideas and execute how to bring these ideas to market. Core business skills in finance, strategy, marketing, decision making, globalization and management are provided to assure venture success.
Earn a Top-Ranked Master’s Degree with Flexible Enrollment Options:
- Residential Format: Traditional face-to-face format in which students reside on campus for the fall and spring terms; summer term delivered fully online. The summer start enables a Brown transcript in time for the fall recruiting season as well as allows students to work during the summer term, if desired.
- Online: PRIME's fully online modality enables students to complete a one year masters program remotely. Students can continue to work while assisting their company to reimagine and redefine itself for the future or apply your expertise to help launch your own startup. If interested, on campus engagement is welcomed throughout the duration of the program.
The two required summer courses are delivered fully online and begin in summer 2023. For full-time on campus students, in person classes begin in the Fall term.
PRIME's dedicated space for students is equipped with the necessary infrastructure to carry out class assignments and projects. PRIME students also have access to the entire engineering user facilities, including the Brown Design Workshop, to create prototypes. The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, is available to further the mission of making entrepreneurship an essential part of the Brown experience.
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Required; the GRE General Test at home version is accepted
Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction or from a University in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales), West Indies, Zambia).
The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator exam are accepted.
Students from mainland China may submit the TOEFL ITP Plus exam.
Required. All applicants may upload unofficial transcripts for application submission. Official transcripts are ONLY required for enrolling students before class start. An international transcript evaluation (WES, ECE, or SpanTran) is required for degrees from non-U.S. institutions before enrollment.
Letters of Recommendations:
Three (3) recommendations required
1000-1500 word personal statement that gives your reasons to pursue graduate work in the field of your study. The statement should include examples of your past work in your chosen field, your plans for study at Brown, issues and problems you'd like to address in your field and your professional goals.
Early Admission Deadline
5th Year Deadline
Tuition and Funding
- Graduate Tuition & Fees: Please visit the Bursar's Office for up-to-date tuition rates.
- Scholarships: PRIME offers some limited merit-based scholarships. These decisions are informed by an applicant's undergrad major and prior technology innovation or entrepreneurial activities given the program's focus. Need and overall cohort composition are also considered. All applicants (domestic and international) are considered. No additional materials are required. Scholarship decisions are made at the time of admission and are final. Please note that scholarship award amounts and types may change year to year. Students are encouraged to explore work opportunities on the Brown campus. Research and Teaching Assistant positions are available for students to apply to. For information regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Program curriculum can be accomplished in 3 semesters (summer, fall and spring) by completing the following eight courses:
- Business Engineering Fundamentals I | ENGN2110
- Business Engineering Fundamentals II | ENGN2120
- Engineering Management and Decision Making | ENGN2125
- Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization I | ENGN2150
- Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization II | ENGN2160
- Globalization Immersion Experience & Entrepreneurship Laboratory | ENGN2180
- 2 Elective Courses - to be approved by the Director of PRIME
Contact and Location
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship