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

Frequently Asked Questions

The MADE program asks students to engage in a diverse, collaborative environment where multiple ideas are able to mesh and meld, addressing various problems. We promote inclusive, reflective design practices that create meaningful projects and build community bonds.

Total tuition is expected to be comparable to other master's degree programs at Brown and RISD, estimated at $75,000 for the 11-credit program. Official approved rates will be posted as soon as possible. 

Our goal is to have a diverse cohort and to support those in need of assistance. We have allocated funds so that 25% of the tuition income will be returned to qualified students.

MADE is a joint degree program, awarded by RISD and Brown, and utilizes the assets of both institutions. 

Affiliated faculty come from a wide range of disciplines, with deep and broad experience.

We are located in the creative hub of Providence RI.

The MADE faculty bring existing partnerships with a wide range of organizations to the program. See the partners section of the program page for a list.  

Industry leaders serve as studio critics and studio project partnership leads.

In addition to adding to your body of knowledge and skills, you will work in a team whose members have diverse perspectives and come from different disciplinary frameworks. This prepares you for team-based work environments that facilitate a holistic approach to problem solving.

Yes, Brown's Office of International Student and Scholar Services works with students to complete the necessary documentation.