The Joint M.A. Experience

Kendra McKinney

"My joint degree gave me the opportunity to explore the intersections of essential components of scholarly inquiry such as race, class and gender.  By combining these interests, I was able to engage various research methodologies, such as those that are critical to feminist research, which required me to consider complex issues in my field with nuance and creativity."

-Kendra Yarbor, M.A. '13
Joint M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Admissions and Financial Aid

For specific admission requirements, see the Brandeis University Bulletin section of the home department in which you would be pursuing a joint degree.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has an online admissions form. More details about the application and deadlines are available at the Graduate School Web site.

Financial Assistance

The university has a generous array of tuition scholarships, fellowships and loan opportunities. Details can be found at the Graduate School Web site.  Please note that if you finish your residency requirement, but still have courses left to take for your degree, you can do so at a very discounted rate.  Click here for more information.

The Women's and Gender Studies Program offers modest financial support for those students who cannot afford childcare that would enable them to attend required M.A. courses. Students who demonstrate financial need may apply for childcare stipends while they are attending a degree-required course (not elective courses). Please contact the WGS program office for additional information.