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Plan for graduation

Graduation is an exciting time, and we look forward to supporting you as you transition from GPS student to Brandeis graduate. As you bring your newly earned knowledge and skills to the professional world, we hope you stay in contact with your instructors, your fellow students and the staff at GPS.

As you prepare to complete your master's degree program or graduate certificate requirements, please keep the following information in mind. And as always, please contact your student advisor with questions or concerns.

Brandeis Commencement

Submit your graduation application

Remember, you must apply to graduate to receive your degree. Submit a graduate form application and your $100 graduation fee by one of the following deadlines:

  • November 1 for February graduation
  • February 1 for May graduation
  • June 1 for August graduation

Deadlines are strictly enforced. If you miss the deadline, you must file an application for the next scheduled graduation time.

Attend our commencement ceremony

The GPS diploma ceremony usually takes place on the third Sunday in May (the same day as the Brandeis University main commencement). Students can attend the ceremony if they a) ccomplete all course requirements by May 5, or b) have completed all course requirements in February of the same calendar year. If you plan to complete your degree in August, you can attend the May commencement ceremonies in the following year. 

During the GPS diploma ceremony, all degree recipients are called forward for recognition. At the main commencement ceremony, the President of Brandeis University and the Board of Trustees confer the degrees en masse. Tickets are required for the main Brandeis University ceremony.

Caps and gowns are available from GPS. We typically mail out information about commencement in the beginning of March.

Register with B Connect

B Connect is an online service that provides alumni with access to:

  • Careers. Fill an open position, find a new one or promote your new business venture
  • Directory. Stay in touch with classmates
  • Class notes. Update the university community on what's happening in your life
  • My Page. Post your contact information and photos
  • Events. See what's happening in your area

We invite you to familiarize yourself with B Connect and other services available to GPS alumni. And remember to keep us posted on your professional and personal growth, as well as ideas for new areas of study we might consider. Your feedback is critical to our continuing success.

May 2014's Diploma Ceremony

Attend an Online Open House

Please join us for our next Online Open House. Check out our Admissions Events to see a listing of upcoming program-specific Online Open Houses, and get connected with program chairs, current students and administrative staff at GPS.

Get Advice

Brandeis GPS is committed to giving you the support you need to succeed. From the moment you begin the application process to the day you graduate and beyond, our advising team is here to support you. Talk to an enrollment advisor today.

Explore Online Learning

Our unique approach to online learning is designed by and for working professionals. Learn more about the tools and skillsets you'll develop through our master's programs.