Contact Information

Prof. Joël Bellaïche
Graduate Advising Head
Brandeis University
Department of Mathematics
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 736-3057
Fax: (781) 736-3085 

For questions about your graduate application or the application process, please contact:

Emily Palmer
Academic Administrator

How to Apply

Admission Semesters

  • Ph.D. Program and Master's Program: Fall only
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program: Fall & Spring

Application Deadlines

  • Ph.D. Program: January 15
  • Master's Program: Rolling through May 1; application review begins January 15
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program: Fall deadline: Rolling through May 1; application review begins January 15. Spring deadline: November 1.

Admission Requirements

To apply for all programs, you need to submit:

  • An application to the Graduate School: The admissions committee strongly prefers online applications.
  • An application fee: Instructions can be found here.
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended: If applying online, they must be uploaded to your application; do not mail them. For more information, visit the Graduate School's Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Letters of recommendation: Ph.D. applications must contain three letters of recommendation; Master's applications must contain two letters of recommendation; Post-Baccalaureate Program applications may contain one letter of recommendation. If applying online, they must be uploaded to your application. More information can be found here.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé.
  • A statement of purpose: Ph.D. and M.A. applicants should indicate their reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, they should describe their qualifications for the academic program and their objectives in undertaking this program. Post-Baccalaureate applicants should write about their reasons for undertaking the program, describe their background in mathematics, and explain how this program will help them achieve their goals.
  • Standardized Tests: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general and subject tests are recommended, but not required. Our ETS institution code is 3092.

International applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents): For additional requirements, minimum TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores, and important information regarding visas, please visit International Students.

A more comprehensive description of application requirements can be found here.

Financial Aid

Generous financial aid is available; for more information please visit Financial Aid.