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FACULTY AND RESEARCH

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

Master's Degree Programs in the Computer Sciences

The technology of today advances so quickly that only the most prepared employees will stay ahead of the curve. You can gain that professional edge by fine-tuning your expertise and deepening your skill set through a Brandeis master's degree program. Students obtain specialized training and exposure to cutting-edge research, just minutes from Route 128, Boston's 'technology corridor,' and the thriving high-tech sector in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A master's degree can pave the way to higher earnings or can advance your career, even in today's economy.

Our accomplished alumni work in software engineering, bioinformatics, robotics, finance, and other fields, or have pursued their doctoral degrees in computer science.

Generous scholarships are available.

Our Master's Degree Programs

The Department of Computer Science at Brandeis offers a number of master's degrees:

  • The 9 course, three (3)-semester M.A. program consists of graduate level coursework for students who have completed a B.A. or B.S. in computer science or a closely related field. For more information, visit the course requirements page.
  • The NEW Master's program in computer science for career change consists of four semesters (12 courses) of introductory computer science coursework and graduate level coursework. This program is ideal for students that seek a master's degree, but have little or no background in computer science.
  • Student backgrounds will be evaluated by faculty committee for the appropriate track.
  • M.A. in Computational Linguistics

Jobs and Internships

Graduates of the Brandeis MA programs have successfully launched into exciting careers at top companies around the country in industries ranging from internet backbone to computer gaming and while the most frequent job title is "Software Developer", they work on a wide breadth of challenging problems.  Companies include:

Akamai, Amazon, Blizzard Entertainment, Bloomberg, Commvault, EMC, Facebook, Google, Kaon Interactive, ..., Tripadvisor, Vertica

The Computer Science Department provides lots of networking opportunities including the annual CS Job Fair, smaller industry receptions targeting particular industries, and recruiting visits from Google, Yelp, and others.  Individual support from our faculty Industry Liaison provides individual consultations and resume reviews.

Brandeis GSAS Career  Services

As a master's student, you have somewhat limited time at Brandeis. Given this situation you should be proactive and begin preparing for your job or internship search as soon as possible. You also need to be especially organized in order to take advantage of all the job search resources available to you. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Career Services website is exhaustive and can help you with: