Brandeis University’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Psychology offer the great advantages of small, focused programs with close faculty-student mentoring around rigorous training. The Master’s degree is in general psychology and provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology (social, developmental and cognitive), as well as direct research experience (experimental design, data collection, data analysis and research writing). The Ph.D. program offers two general areas of training: (1) cognitive neuroscience and (2) social developmental psychology. Ph.D. students in both areas have the option of choosing the Brain, Body, and Behavior curriculum to gain a deep biomedical perspective on their chosen area.
Recent graduates of our master's program have gone on to pursuits such as doctoral programs, research assistants, clinical research coordinators, and project managers.
We encourage you to learn more about our program, located just outside of Boston with its world-renowned academic resources -- an ideal location for internships, research, and career opportunities. As part of the Boston Area Graduate Consortium, Brandeis students are welcome to take advantage of the curricular opportunities at several area schools.
Generous scholarships and fellowships are available. Successful applicants to the Ph.D. program are offered full tuition waivers, a stipend, and health insurance allowance. Most of our master’s students receive generous scholarships in the form of merit- and need-based aid.
A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.