Brandeis' 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. You will have the opportunity to take courses and do research in many of the emerging interdisciplinary fields associated with Computer Science, such as neural nets and dynamical systems, computational linguistics, computational biology, and educational technology.
Brandeis is a small research university devoted to excellence in both teaching and research, with a strong emphasis on the technical training of graduate students. Our location just outside of the historic, cosmopolitan city of Boston is mere miles from Route 128 – Boston’s technology corridor – and puts cultural, educational, research, and career opportunities at your fingertips. Additional curricular opportunities with other universities in the Boston Area Graduate Consortium are a train ride away.
State-of-the-art research at a world-renowned university characterizes Brandeis University’s Computer Science graduate program. Some features of the program include:
Course offerings and research opportunities in core areas: databases, programming languages, artificial intelligence, networks, distributed and parallel computing, data compression, human computer interaction, and collaborative technology;
Opportunities to take courses and conduct research in many associated emerging interdisciplinary fields, such as neural nets and dynamical systems, computational linguistics, computational biology, and educational technology.
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.
The Computer Science department offers many degrees and certificates in Computer Science, including:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate / MA in Computer Science
MA in Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science
MA in Computational Linguistics
MA in Computer Science and IT Entrepreneurship
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
All applicants must have obtained a Bachelor's degree or the international equivalent prior to matriculation. Applicants are considered holistically on the basis of a number of factors. In most cases, previous work as an undergraduate major or as a formal minor (18 credits or more) is desirable. However, an applicant should always check with the computer science department concerning the suitability of previous academic work as it pertains to the degree program in question.
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International Financial 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.