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Visit the Faculty Guide to explore the Computer Science faculty members' areas of research and credentials.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projections through the next decade show that computer science occupations will grow more than twice as fast as the average for all other occupations.

Masters of Arts in Computer Science

Whether your goals in getting a master's degree include advancing your career or eventually working toward a PhD, Brandeis' computer science program offers in-depth and broad-based scholarly exposure while providing professional training in computer science. 

The relatively small size of our graduate program allows our faculty members to give intensive, individualized attention to ensure that students receive rigorous training and mentoring. Student services, including our Career Services office, English as a Second Language support, and graduate student workshops, are designed to provide students with the academic and professional skills needed to excel inside and outside the classroom. Our financial aid, scholarships, and other funding opportunities help students to make the costs of graduate education affordable. 

Requirements for the MA in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers a nine-course, three-semester Master of Arts degree for students who have completed a BA or BS in computer science or a closely related field. (Please note that we also offer a 12-course, four-semester Master's degree for students with no computer science background.) The minimum degree requirements include an approved schedule of nine courses numbered 100 or above.

There is a three-semester residency requirement for full-time students, though the program may also be completed on a part-time basis. For information on all computer science courses, including the full description and frequency of offering for each course, as well as elective courses in related disciplines that are cross-listed, please see the Brandeis University Bulletin Computer Science section, under "Courses of Instruction." A list of all computer science courses offered this year can be found on the Registrars' Schedule of Classes.