Welcome to Our Community of Scholars

The Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is one of the top graduate schools in the country. Located just west of Boston in the greater metropolitan area, GSAS is a community of scholars dedicated to performing research and creating knowledge. 

Here at GSAS, you will work with faculty who are leaders in what they do and have the global recognition to prove it. We have MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, Howard Hughes Medical Investigators, and many other notables. Our professors will guide you, challenge you, and help you become the advanced scholar or researcher you would like to be.


Learn about our wide array of master's programs, admissions, and financial support. You can also learn more about our postbaccalaureate programs. With an emphasis on small classes and faculty mentorship, we offer you the opportunity to work closely with our distinguished scholars. 

GSAS students talking at a table


Resting at the core of Brandeis' doctoral programs is the philosophy of mentorship. From your arrival on campus to your hooding ceremony, Brandeis faculty will guide and direct you, not only to do the best research possible but to help you find your independence as a scholar.

Susan Birren teaching GSAS students


Have you found a program that interests you? Begin the online application process!  

Students in a classroom