The Master of Science Program in Computational Linguistics is a specialized degree offered by the Department of Computer Science. We offer an accessible, intensive two-year curriculum for students who have a linguistics, language, computer science, mathematics, or science background, as well as students without prior study of computer science or linguistics.
Along with the two-year master's program for students entering with a bachelor's degree, we also offer a five-year combined bachelor's/master's program for Brandeis undergraduates studying computer science or linguistics.
Individualized Curriculum and Close Relationships with Faculty
Our students enjoy close and individualized teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships with faculty, as well as strong working relationships with fellow students in the program.
The first year curriculum is tailored to the level of the students entering the program. It allows students who need it to establish a strong foundation in both computer science and linguistics, while also enabling those with prior background in both fields to begin more advanced coursework from the start.
In the second year, students take advanced courses in computational linguistics, as well as courses on applied or theoretically oriented topics within computational linguistics, natural language processing, computer science, and linguistics.
Excellent Placement After Graduation
Graduates of the program enjoy a very high placement rate in both industry jobs and PhD programs. Our alumni work or have worked in computational linguistics and natural language processing at companies ranging from Adobe, Amazon, Facebook, General Electric, Google, IBM and IBM Watson, and Intuit, to Athena Health, AVOKE, BBN, Basis Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Callminer, Charles River Analytics, Crimson Hexagon, Luminoso, Linguamatics, The MITRE Corporation, Narrative Science, Partners Healthcare, QPID Health, Rakuten, Raytheon, SAP Labs, UFA Inc. and a range of start-ups in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and California.