School of Engineering
Brown-RISD Master of Arts in Design Engineering



Applications for enrollment in July 2024 opens September 1.

Apply Via Secure Portal

Our application asks for:

→ Personal Statement: Why is this the right program for you? What will you bring to strengthen the cohort? What future will the program enable for you? (Guidelines)

→ Portfolio (Guidelines)

→ Official Transcript

→ 3 Letters of Recommendation

→ TOEFL Score: Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction. 

While Brown recognizes the difficulties that standardized tests may pose for applicants during this time, we encourage all applicants to review our updated policy here. We now accept both the in-person and at-home versions of these exams, such as the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition. Given the choice of in-person or at-home testing options, Brown strongly encourages applicants to submit official scores for programs when asked.

If you are unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam due to significant financial or other hardship(s), please write to with a brief explanation of your situation and we will determine your eligibility for a waiver request.


MADE applications are due on January 15, 2024. Notification of admission will be sent via email and viewable in the application portal by Early March, 2024.


Financial Aid 
Scholarship support may be awarded to select candidates who have demonstrated financial need and who have a record of outstanding achievements and demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to peer-to-peer learning that is valued so highly in the program.  

Additionally, to supplement other forms of support that may be received from Brown, students may also be eligible for federal direct student loans and other alternative loans. Student loans for graduate students are administered through the Office of Financial Aid.

Information Session Registration:

Please join us for one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about the program and application process.

October 17, 2023 "General Information" 

November 15, 2023 "General Information" 

December 1, 2023 "Crafting Your Portfolio"