It’s a fact of life here at GSAS: You will work one-on-one with faculty who are global leaders in your field of study.

One of the most important indicators of a student’s satisfaction with graduate school is how much access and interaction there is with faculty members. At Brandeis, mentoring is an essential component — perhaps the leading component — of your graduate experience, and one that distinguishes us from other institutions.

Gina Turrigiano
Gina Turrigiano

Professor Turrigiano, a MacArthur Fellow, uses her Brandeis lab to research neuron excitability that can underlie brain disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.

David Hackett Fischer
David Hackett Fischer

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Professor Fischer has taught at Brandeis for over half a century. He’s also influenced — and hosted at his home — countless Brandeis students.

Eileen McNamara
Eileen McNamara

A professor of the practice of journalism, Professor McNamara is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Boston Globe and current contributor to a local NPR
affiliate.

Bernadette Brooten
Bernadette Brooten

A MacArthur Fellow and founder and director of the Brandeis Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, Professor Brooten heads a team of scholars, activists and others who are disentangling the nexus of slavery, religion, women and sexuality.