Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Computer Science


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

, M.A. in Computer Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At Brandeis University, students conduct state-of-the-art research in emerging computer science fields. They explore innovation and cutting-edge industry with dedicated faculty, a few miles from both Cambridge's technology hub and Route 128, Boston’s "technology corridor." Brandeis University's graduate program in Computer Science offers courses and research opportunities in many of the core areas of Computer Science: databases, programming languages, artificial intelligence, networks and distributed and parallel computing, data compression, human computer interaction and collaborative technology. Students also have the opportunity to take courses and conduct research in many interdisciplinary fields associated with Computer Science, such as neural nets and dynamical systems, computational linguistics, computational biology, and educational technology.

Generous scholarships are available for master's students; Ph.D. students are fully funded and receive a stipend plus health insurance.

The Department of Computer Science offers the following degrees:

  • The M.A. program for students who have completed a Bachelor's in computer science or a closely related field consists of 9 courses/3 semesters of graduate level coursework. 
  • The M.A. program for non-majors (the former combined post-baccalaureate/M.A. program) consists of four semesters (12 courses) of introductory computer science courses plus graduate level coursework. This program is ideal for students who seek a master's degree, but have little or no background in computer science. 
  • Master's applicants' backgrounds will be evaluated by faculty committee for the appropriate track.
  • M.A. in Computational Linguistics
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science

Brandeis' Computer Science department consists of 10 faculty, all of whom are active in research, both in core Computer Science and in technology-oriented interdisciplinary areas such as computational biology, educational technology, artificial intelligence, algorithms design, parallel computing, programming languages, computer systems, machine learning, and robotics. The Computer Science Department is part of the Volen Center for Complex Systems, an interdisciplinary center for the study of complex computer and biological systems.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: 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.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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