Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences



415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Joint M.A. with Women's Studies,

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Brandeis Department of Sociology is a distinguished, small department that has nurtured a distinctive culture with a great deal of mentoring between faculty and students and its strong focus on qualitative research. We have produced more than two hundred Ph.Ds since the founding of the graduate program in the early 1960s. Our faculty and graduates over the years have done innovative, pathbreaking work in the discipline, and their engaged scholarship has influenced the formation of significant movements and policies for democratic change.

The flexibility of our program enables students to define individual research interests and courses of study. Our research spans a number of fields within our areas of study:

•   Gender and feminist studies
•   Medical sociology
•   Politics and social change
•   Culture and religion

The department participates in several graduate joint degree programs, including joint Ph.D. programs in Sociology and Social Policy with Brandeis' nationally known Heller School for Social Policy and Management and a joint M.A. program with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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. programs 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.


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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