When to Apply
We offer rolling admission, so you can apply and be accepted at any time. However, there are recommended deadlines if you are seeking admission for a specific semester.
We will begin reviewing your application as soon as we receive all application materials. Admissions decisions are usually made within two to three weeks. We give you the option to take up to two courses before applying to a degree program. If you want to count those courses toward a degree, you must apply by the end of the second graduate-level course.
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To prepare for your application:
New applicants should use the "Create an Account" option to begin your application process. If you can’t complete your application in one sitting, use the “Save and Complete Later” function. When you have more time, log in (returning users) to finish your application. You will receive a confirmation number when the application is submitted.
If you have applied for admissions to a master's degree program, you may login to view the progress of your application file. You may also contact your Enrollment Advisor or the GPS admissions office. Applicants will need to submit/provide documentation of the following required materials:
1. Nonrefundable application fee of $50
You can pay the application fee during the online application process via the university's secured server. The university accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. You may also mail a check to the GPS office.
2. Official transcript(s) from every college or university attended. Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent. Have your transcript(s) submitted in sealed, signed envelopes and mailed directly from your institution to the Division of Graduation Professional Studies admissions office.
3. Resumeé or curriculum vitae
4. Statement of goals
5. Letter of recommendation
6. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (for non-native English speakers only)
• Applicants who have not graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English-speaking institution in Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, or South Africa must take and submit scores for the TOEFL or IELTS, with guidelines and exceptions noted below. Test scores should be no more than five years old.
• Strong communication skills including the abilities to read and write effectively in English are essential for student success in our programs, particularly our online learning programs. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that students are equipped to participate in and perform the work required by their courses.
• TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, with a minimum of 24 on each of the four sub-scores; (or 600 on the paper-based (PBT) TOEFL with a minimum of 58 on the reading and writing sub-scores, and a 4.5 or higher on the essay writing score (TWE).
• IELTS (International English language Testing System): Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the individual band scores for academic reading and academic writing.
• PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 68 on the PTE Academic English Language Proficiency test.
• The scores you submit must show the point distribution across each part of the test, along with the total. Scores should be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Professional Studies, using the institutional code 0253
• Exceptions are made for applicants whose bachelor's degree was earned in many "American Universities", such as American University in Cairo or AU in Paris, among others.
7. Education Credential Evaluation (only if bachelor's degree was earned outside the United States)
Applicants who earned their bachelor's degree outside the United States must submit their records (official transcripts/mark sheets) for a course-by-course evaluation by Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wisconsin. Information regarding the evaluation process is detailed at the ECE Web site. Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.
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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.
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