Executive MBA for Physicians

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

For students entering the program in January 2025, the total 16 month EMBA program cost is $82,000. This cost includes tuition, fees, lodging and meals for all four program residencies.

Billing Schedule

Tuition and room and board will be billed before the start of each semester.  

  • January 2025 semester:  Due early January 2025
  • May 2025 semester:  Due early May 2025
  • September 2025 semester:  Due early August 2025
  • January 2026 semester:  Due early January 2026

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

The Heller School is pleased to award two $25,000 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to incoming physicians who demonstrate commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion through their academic, professional, and/or personal lived experience. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying to the Executive MBA for Physicians program are welcome to apply.
  • Application Deadline: October 1.
  • Awardees will be notified by November 1.
  • To apply for the scholarship, applicants are required to submit a supplemental essay with their application addressing their commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion, and why they believe they are a strong candidate for this award. Essay responses are limited to 500 words. When complete, please send this scholarship essay to HellerPEMBA@brandeis.edu to be attached to your program application.
Learn more about Heller's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


All EMBA candidates are eligible for unsubsidized Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS loans.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are guaranteed educational loans. The maximum amount of Stafford Loans that a student may request in one academic or calendar year is $20,500. The summer semester may either be included as the beginning or the end of an academic year. The government charges an origination fee of 1.068% (for loans first disbursed on or after 10/1/15 and before 10/1/16) and 1.069% (for loans first disbursed on or after 10/1/16 and before 10/1/17) on the total amount of the Stafford Loan. The loan proceeds will be disbursed directly to the student's account, less the fee, in equal amounts, one payment for each term in the loan period. The government charges an interest rate of 5.31% for loans disbursed on or after 7/1/16 and before 7/1/17. More detailed information about Stafford Loans (interest rates, repayment schedule, origination fee, etc., can be found here.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are non-need based guaranteed loans. The only two conditions that would preclude a student from eligibility for this loan would be (a) if a student has reached his or her maximum lifetime aggregate limit (currently $138,500), or (b) if a student is in default status for a previously awarded federal loan. To request an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, an admitted student must complete the online FAFSA application and submit a Brandeis University Stafford Loan Request Form to Brandeis Student Financial Services at sfs@brandeis.edu.

Graduate Plus Loans

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a fixed-interest student loan guaranteed by the federal government that allows graduate students to borrow the total cost for their graduate school needs, including tuition, room and board, supplies, lab expenses, and travel, less than any other aid. The Graduate PLUS Loan is a non-need, credit-based loan similar to a private student loan with the benefit of having a fixed interest rate and federal guarantee. U.S. citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled at least half-time in a degree program can be considered for Graduate PLUS Loans.

Step-by-Step: Applying for a Graduate PLUS Loan

To request a Graduate PLUS Loan, please go to StudentLoans.gov and click on “Log In.” You will need your FAFSA FSA ID and password to sign in. If you do not remember your FSA ID and password, you can retrieve it at the FAFSA web site. Once you have logged in, you will need to complete three steps that can be found at the Office of Student Financial Services web site.

Once you have fulfilled all loan and course registration requirements, you may then file for a refund of your credit balance directly through your SAGE account. You can submit the refund request through Sage Self Service. The link to the refund request can be found in the Student Center Finances under "My Account."

Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program

The Heller School participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. You can find more information here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).