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Funding a graduate degree is one of the biggest investments you ever make. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences supports all doctoral students and majority of master’s and post-baccalaureate students who maintain satisfactory academic progress with loans and scholarships. However, all students should expect to finance their own living expenses and a portion of their tuition, and our Office of Financial Aid is committed to guiding students through that process.

Master’s Students

We offer several merit- and need-based scholarships to our master’s students, and we can direct you to outside scholarships, loans and payment plans. It is important to determine the goals you hope to achieve with your degree; is this program credential-building professional development, or is it preparation for further study? With your goals in mind, the Office of Financial Aid will work with you to help you to realize the greatest return on your educational investment.

Doctoral Students

Funding includes a competitive fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship, and health insurance benefits. All doctoral candidates teach some semesters as part of their academic program, with the type and number of teaching assignments varying by degree program. Both international students and U.S. citizens are automatically considered for scholarships.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

A post-baccalaureate from Brandeis ripens your professional skills and prepares you for further academic study. With this in mind, the Office of Financial Aid will work with you to help you to realize the greatest return on your educational investment.