Brandeis combines the "best of both worlds": a suburban campus in Waltham, Massachusetts, just nine miles outside of the world-class city of Boston. As you walk around campus and explore the Waltham/Boston area, you will begin to get a sense of the vicinity’s vibrant history, wealth of educational resources for graduate students, and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.
The Boston area’s public transportation system—the MBTA or “T”— is just steps from campus at the Brandeis-Roberts commuter rail stop. The T makes destinations in Waltham, Boston, Cambridge, and beyond readily accessible for everything from off-campus housing to internships and research opportunities for master’s, doctoral, and post-baccalaureate students, and connects you to our Boston Graduate School consortium institutions.
We encourage prospective students to visit and see all that Brandeis and the Boston area have to offer. Come to campus and meet with the professors who will become your mentors and the classmates who will become your professional contacts and peers. We believe that visiting could help to solidify your decision to pursue graduate study here.
If you would like to attend a class and meet with professors, please contact your department directly. See the complete list of our graduate programs with links to their pages with contact information. While the Graduate School does not offer campus tours, prospective students are welcome to take a tour offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You may sign up for a tour by completing the online reservation form.
The Waltham and Greater Boston page provides additional links to help you plan your visit (including places to stay, eat, public transit information, and weather conditions).
We look forward to seeing you on campus!