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Computer Science and Information Technology (IT) Entrepreneurship

Please note: The Computer Science/IT Entrepreneurship program will not be accepting applications for spring or fall 2014. Interested applicants should consider applying to the M.A. program in Computer Science.

About the Program

Today's business world demands both sharp technical skills and broad business insight. The Brandeis three-semester Master’s program in Computer Science and IT Entrepreneurship goes beyond a traditional graduate technology degree—we teach students how to form a business around their ideas in the IT sector, from IT research to software development. This program combines graduate level Computer Science coursework with electives that emphasize cutting-edge research and the special skills required for launching a successful business in IT.

Brandeis is just minutes away from Route 128, a premiere technological concentration and Boston’s own “Silicon Valley.” Within a world-renown research university which houses both the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business School, Brandeis’ Computer Science and IT Entrepreneurship program is very well-positioned to provide students with opportunities to connect with current and future business leaders, including our alumni who have become successful entrepreneurs.

Degree Options

M.A. in Computer Science and IT Entrepreneurship (part-time and full-time)

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Courses and Completion Requirements

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Faculty

We encourage you to explore one of the department’s greatest assets through our faculty pages. Learn more about the people who will help guide you along your graduate school path here.

Admission Information

Please note: The Computer Science/IT Entrepreneurship program will not be accepting applications for spring or fall 2014. Interested applicants should consider applying to the M.A. program in Computer Science. 

Admission Semester:

M.A.: Fall & Spring

Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (starts in late August): rolling, beginning Jan. 15;
Spring semester (starts in Jan.): Nov. 1

Admission Requirements:

  • An online application;
  • An application fee (please click here for more information);
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page;
  • Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically. The B.A./M.A. program requires only one letter of recommendation.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
  • A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) recommended, but not required. Our ETS institution code is 3092.

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

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Financial Aid

Generous financial aid is available; for more information please click here.